To make the best use of this book, you need to have Qt 4.6 or later and also a C++ compiler installed on your computer. The following sections describe our recommended procedures for setting up Qt for the three major desktop platforms.
Open source development tools (
gcc) are available natively on most UNIX-derived platforms.1
When we discuss something that’s specific to UNIX-derived platforms (Linux, BSD, Solaris, etc.), we will use the shorthand *nix for “most flavors of UNIX.”
Another important acronym is POSIX, which stands for Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX. The development of this family of Application Programming Interface (API) standards was sponsored ...