I’ve been using Valentina with a lot of enjoyment for months now, and I want to repeat what many have said, it is an amazing piece of software you’ve built.
What I still don’t understand, is building the source code, especially on windows. It seems very hit or miss - one build fails while one build works as different commits come along. Also, seeing from the appveyor builds, some builds fail on that as well, while some environments build without issue.
Also today - you released a new test build for download on the main website, for windows, yet whatever I try on windows 10/qt5.8 with mingw 5.3, it doesn’t build for me. That for me is the final proof that either I’m doing something wrong, or there’s something wrong with my configuration.
I already tried upgrading from qt5.7 to qt5.8, but this did not help. I understand both the command line “make_install.bat” script building way, and the qt creator way, the latter also giving me detailed errors on where the project fails to build.
I wonder how you as developers build while I obviously can’t? What am I doing wrong? Sometimes I can’t follow the latest commits for weeks, yet new commits are being churned out all the time, obviously changing things/tweaking things.
Not being able to build the latest builds makes it impossible for me to test the latest revisions, which I’d thoroughly would like to do. Is it easier to build on ubuntu? Do you recommend switching to a linux environment for development purposes? Then again, today, you’ve managed to create a windows installer for the latest build, yet I can’t build it myself - which poses the question whether or not there’s not just some trick to building that I’m missing - or a certain technique which ensures I can fix building issues on my favorite platform (i.e. windows)