I've been hearing a lot about Qt when searching for a library to ease my pain of creating GUI's with native windows API.
I'm hoping folks here might be able to offer some sage councel before I do something irreversible to my IED environment (vs 2010) that I'll regret so the more personal experience you have with this subject the better (well for me :)) but I appreciate all help and advice.
This is not my first place of call, I've had a good read on the Qt forums and FAQ's where I've learned a lot and had a go at installing Qt with VS add-in in a VM.
However after a bit of testing, I've decided I'm going to want to build from the Qt source code so as to get it how I want, which a major point is the ability to statically link as many of the Qt libraries as is possible.
This is where the Qt documentation became a little convoluted in my opinion, the most daunting of them all was choosing which sources to get ref http://qt-project.org/wiki/Get_The_Source
To be honest I thought there would be a self extractor with a "windows7 32bit-visual studio 2010" Title and I'd click download.
Of course that is not the case and there is all kinds of lingo such as "building from git", "graphics drivers", "perl", "ANGLE" and Direct x SDK's" (the list goes on) and I don't know what to.
For a start, I don't even know what git is. All this is what has me running back to where I know there are very knowledgable and trustworthy people, from whom I'm not afraid to take advice.
Hope someone can help me, and thank you for reading my requests.