Monday 7 October 2013

Installing Qt 4.7 Quickfix 7 on X1000

I noticed today that there is a patched release of Qt called Quickfix 7 now available. I wanted to show how to install this on the X1000, as there were no instructions on how to do it in the archive.

You can download Qt Quickfix 7 from here. It includes a number of bug fixes to the original Qt 4.7 released on I did another blog entry covering the installation of the original Qt 4.7 program here.

Once the qt-quickfix7.lha file is downloaded, when you open the archive you will see the 3 new Qt lib .so files below:

So, where do they go? There is no readme to explain this!

In the Qt-4.7 folder from your Qt installation from you should already have installed (see here, right click on the folder window, highlight Show and select All Files. You should now see the lib folder unhidden as below:

If we open this lib folder, we can now see the old versions of the Qt lib files we need to patch here:

So, going back to the UnArc program, extract to work:qt-4.7/lib (in my case this is where Qt is installed on the X1000). You could also extract to RAM: if you prefer:

This will create a folder called qttemp in the lib folder containing the 3 new files:


Next, I backed up the 3 current lib files in the lib folder in case we need to restore them in the future, without having to reinstall Qt again. Simply right click on each file in turn and select Duplicate, and you should end up with these 3 files as a backup:

Ok, now open the Shell and go to work:qt-4.7/lib/qttemp folder and a quick list will confirm the newer files are there:

And copy them over the old files with the command copy #? work:Qt-4.7/lib/ as below:

And you are done! Qt 4.7 is now updated to Quickfix 7. You can delete the qttemp folder and contents as it is no longer needed.


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