Priority: Not Evaluated
Affects Version/s: 1.12.0
Fix Version/s: None
Building Qbs apps from Qt Creator is easy, but eventually people need to know how to build from the command line (e.g. appveyor scripts for deployment, etc, etc).
To build applications from the command line, enter the following commands:
It doesn't say where the qbs executable is. Is it in qtbase/bin, is it in Creator's installation directory, or some other directory in my Qt installation?
Next, I see:
The application is built using the default build profile that is set up in your Qbs configuration.
What is a profile? I checked http://doc.qt.io/qbs/cli-config.html (which was linked from the page) and saw http://doc.qt.io/qbs/qt-versions.html, which seems like something that should come before this in the steps of learning how to use Qbs, at least if you're building from the command line. So, a link to that page on the first mention of "profile" would be a good start.
However, I can't see any page that has an actual definition of a profile. What is it, why do I need it? These are things users will want to know.
As mentioned, I've used Qbs from within Creator, so I peeked around on the file system for profiles and found a bunch in /Users/mitch/.config/QtProject/qtcreator/qbs/1.12.0/profiles/:
Creator is pretty much the authoritative source of which Qt versions I use on my machine, so it would be great if it was possible to reuse these profiles rather than having to create my own duplicated versions of them. If this is not possible, it would be great if the reason was explained in the documentation.