KDE project template(s) for QtCreator

Laziness is such a great virtue, sometimes 😀

Yesterday I was sitting in front of my computer, ready to start an application from scratch, and I felt very bored when I thought about all the files I need to create every time in order to have a minimal and functional application to start with. You have to write a CMakeLists file (and every time I forget to set some vars, or make some stupid typo), a .desktop file, a main.cpp source file and a class.h/cpp files. Oh God, why QtCreator doesn’t ship with some simple and handy template for KDE projects?

So I sat down, learned how to build a custom template wizard, and here you go: I made three project wizard: one for KDE console app, one for GUI ones, and the last is a plasmoid wizard template 🙂

And, of course, now I’m gonna showing you some screenshots!


Overview of the Projects page

Overview of the options inside the KDE gui project page

Overview of the options inside the Plasma Applet project page

Final result

Of course these wizards are far from being complete, so any comment/suggestion/critics is highly appreciated 🙂

You can grab the templates by cloning my repository:

$git clone git://anongit.kde.org/scratch/casella/qtcreator_kde_wizards

and then simply copy the folders under $HOME/.config/Nokia/qtcreator/templates/wizards or /share/qtcreator/templates/wizards/ .