Installing Squish for Qt

Using a Binary Package

You can install Squish for Qt on Windows, and on Unix-like systems such as Linux, macOS, and Embedded Linux.

For testing Java or Web applications, native macOS or Windows applications, or Qt 4 applications using a standard (multi-threaded and shared) library, install Squish from a binary package.

Once the binary package is unpacked, you can start Squish IDE:

  • On Windows: SQUISHDIR\squishide.exe
  • On Unix: SQUISHDIR/squishide
  • On macOS: SQUISHDIR/

For testing Qt applications on mobile devices, see:

Note: iPhone and iPad applications can only be tested on Apple hardware, either on the devices themselves or on simulators that run under macOS.

Building from Source

You cannot use a standard build to test applications built with a non-standard Qt library, such as a debug library, or running on a platform that is not supported. Instead, you must create and use a custom build of Squish from source packages:

Note: The prebuilt binary packages are built against release versions of the Qt libraries, not against the debug versions. To use Squish with Qt debug libraries, ask technical support for a debug version that suits your configuration. If one is not available, you need to build Squish from source, as instructed in Installation for Testing Pure Qt 4 Applications.

Before building from sources, read Configure Switches, to learn about the options that are available to you when you run configure.

For more information about using a Squish installation on more than one machine, see Distributing and Sharing an Installation.

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