Qt 4.8 or greater

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Summary

The following steps are required to install Qt 5.1 for use in building MythTV source with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

  • Version of Qt must match version of Visual Studio used
  • Qt must include OpenGL support
  • Qt's bin directory must be added to the system path
  • Must my MySQL support (may need to be manually built from Qt source)

Installing Qt

This guide used the Qt 5.1 Online Installer for Windows downloaded from:

http://qt-project.org/downloads

It's important to select Source Components in order to build MySQL driver.

Qt-install-component-selection.png

Once installed, verify that the bin directory was added to the system path.

MySQL Support

MythTV requires Qt's MySQL driver, but is not provided pre-built. You will need to compile it from the source.

A nice tutorial is available at:

http://seppemagiels.com/blog/create-mysql-driver-qt5-windows