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To create a .dmg we can either use the -dmg option to macdeployqt or use the Mac Disk Utility as describe [http://mac101.net/content/how-to/how-to-create-dmg-art-for-fancy-application-installations/ here] or [http://mac101.net/content/how-to/security-create-encrypted-dmg-disk-images-sensative-data/ here] (without the encryption part).
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To create a .dmg we can either use the -dmg option to macdeployqt or use the Mac Disk Utility as described [http://mac101.net/content/how-to/how-to-create-dmg-art-for-fancy-application-installations/ here] or [http://mac101.net/content/how-to/security-create-encrypted-dmg-disk-images-sensative-data/ here] (without the encryption part).
  
  

Revision as of 12:44, 26 February 2011

Once you got tired of reading and trying to comprehend Deploying an Application on Mac OS X in the Qt documentation, you realize at the bottom of the page that all you have to do is:

  1. Build your application in release mode
  2. Execute "macdeployqt myprog.app" (see -h for options)

This will bundle all the Qt libraries into the myprog.app - this will be approximately 40 MB. I guess one could still do the manual process for small applications that do not need all the Qt libraries. Or maybe the unnecessary libraries can be removed again manually?

Note: http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/mac-differences.html#bundle-based-libraries

To create a .dmg we can either use the -dmg option to macdeployqt or use the Mac Disk Utility as described here or here (without the encryption part).


Application and package icon

  1. Create icons with size: 16x16, 32x32, 128x128, 256x256 and 512x512
  2. Paste them into Icon Composer
  3. Save .icns file
    • Note: Icon Composer can also create .ico file but these use different sizes
  4. Edit project.pro and add: ICON = path/to/icons.icns[1]
    • Can be wrapped in a macx { ... } contditional,[2] see e.g. qthid-2.2
  5. Ejoy the results:

Note: We can also copy and paste .icns files in/out of the bundle and edit the .plist file.

During runtime the dock icon can be changed by calling QWidget::setWindowIcon() on the main window[3].

Including addition data

How?

References

  1. Setting the Application Icon
  2. Qt Forum: application icon
  3. Qt is Mac OS X Native

Bundle Programming Guide