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Package Summary

Currently just maintains a cmake api for simplifying the building of qt apps within the ros framework.

Overview

Some cmake magic to assist in the build logic for qt-ros packages. Currently this is mostly to assist for the mingw cross compiled qt-ros packages which need to fix some faulty logic in cmake versions < 2.8.1. For 2.8.1+, it has been fixed upstream.

Usage

Most of this is automatically generated if you create your project with roscreate-qt-pkg. The following is for an example project

In manifest.xml, at a minimum:

  <!-- rosbuild1 -->
  <depend package="qt_build"/>
  <depend package="roscpp"/>
  
  <rosbuild2>
    <depend package="qt_build"/>
    <depend package="roscpp"/>
  </rosbuild2>

In CMakeLists.txt:

Check if qt is on your system and set up the qt variables to play with

rosbuild_include(qt_build qt-ros)
rosbuild_prepare_qt4(QtCore QtGui) # Add qt components to the list here

Set up a directory structure to auto-find and define the relevant resources:

file(GLOB QT_FORMS RELATIVE ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR} ui/*.ui)
file(GLOB QT_RESOURCES RELATIVE ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR} resources/*.qrc)
file(GLOB_RECURSE QT_MOC RELATIVE ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR} FOLLOW_SYMLINKS include/qdude/*.hpp)

QT4_ADD_RESOURCES(QT_RESOURCES_CPP ${QT_RESOURCES})
QT4_WRAP_UI(QT_FORMS_HPP ${QT_FORMS})
QT4_WRAP_CPP(QT_MOC_HPP ${QT_MOC})

file(GLOB_RECURSE QT_SOURCES RELATIVE ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR} FOLLOW_SYMLINKS src/*.cpp)

Add cpp resources for your executable, don't forget the moc'd files!

rosbuild_add_executable(qdude ${QT_SOURCES} ${QT_RESOURCES_CPP} ${QT_FORMS_HPP} ${QT_MOC_HPP})
target_link_libraries(qdude ${QT_LIBRARIES})

Note the above works automatically so long as you keep

It is also possible to use it to generate multiple qt apps in a single package or qt libraries. See the code used by qt_tutorials for an example.


2011-11-19 12:31