QtPdCom  1.3.2
QtPdCom Documentation

General Information

This is the QtPdCom library, a Qt implementation of PdCom 5 from the EtherLab project. See https://gitlab.com/etherlab.org/qtpdcom


The QtPdCom library is licensed unter the terms and conditions of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 3 or (at your option) any later version.


Building and Installing

This library is built using cmake.

mkdir build && cd build
cmake ..
make install

To use Qt6, set USE_QT6 to ON. Note that Qt6 requires at least GCC9, so you likely want to set CC=gcc-9 and CXX=g++-9. With GCC7, <filesystem> header which is included in <QFile> cannot be found.

If you want to embed the Qt major version number into the QtPdCom library name, which is useful to have parallel installations for Qt5 and Qt6, set PUT_QT_MAJOR_INTO_LIBNAME to ON. libQtPdCom1.so then becomes libQt5PdCom1.so.

To change the installation path, call cmake with -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/my/custom/prefix. If PdCom5 is installed at a non-standard location, use -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/pdcom/install/prefix. You can even use this option to point CMake to a build directory of PdCom5, this adds the possibility to use a version of PdCom5 which is not installed at all.

To import this library into your own application, add the following to your CMakeLists.txt:

find_package(QtPdCom1 REQUIRED)
target_link_libraries(your_application PUBLIC

All dependencies are imported and linked automatically. The CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH argument works here, too.

Have fun!