By default Qt does not copy fonts along with your application when you deploy them under Linux. I recently faced this issue and none of the texts or labels on my Qt windows showed anything on them. All labels and text were blank and the forms looked completely empty.
In this post I’ll describe how to build a static version of Qt under Linux (Ubuntu flavor) and I will use Qt 5.7.0 and Ubuntu 16.04 64-Bit for that matter. Static builds ease the process of app deployment under Linux cause it is quite complex (much more complex than Windows and Mac OS X) so without further ado, here it is.
This post describes how to build an static version of OpenCV for Linux operating systems. I am going to use OpenCV version 3.1.0 and Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit but the process should be more or less the same under CentOS or other flavors of Linux. So let’s start.
There are many cases in every cross-platform development framework that you want your source code to be built differently under different operating systems. For example you might want a method to to use platform specific functions in Windows, Linux and Mac OS X but you don’t want to have different projects for each one of them. If you are in a similar situation then you can use the following approach to have a single integrated project for all operating systems that you are developing for.
Below I have described the method to get active (focused) windows title using Qt in Linux systems (Such as Ubuntu, CentOS etc.) Basically you use xdotool with two parameters mentioned below to get the title of current window which has the focus.
You can use the following function to get current user name is Linux. I have tested this on Ubuntu and CentOS flavors but it should also work with other flavors without any issues.
After installing CentOS 7 you need to execute the following commands in order to install Gnome, or in other words have GUI mode of CentOS.
sudo yum groupinstall “Gnome Desktop”