Compiling a Qt program in Windows XP with MinGW's g++


I have a stub Qt application and I keep getting compiler errors

#include <QApplication>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
     return 0;

I used qmake -project and qmake commands and as far as I can tell they did their job correctly. When I subsequently call make at the command line I get the following error:

g++ -c -O2 -frtti -fexceptions -mthreads -Wall -DUNICODE -DQT_LARGEFILE_SUPPORT
'../../../../qt/include/QtCore' -I'../../../../qt/include/QtCore' -I'../../../..
/qt/include/QtGui' -I'../../../../qt/include/QtGui' -I'../../../../qt/include' -
I'.' -I'c:/qt/include/ActiveQt' -I'release' -I'.' -I'../../../../qt/mkspecs/defa
ult' -o release/Main.o Main.cpp
cc1plus.exe: Invalid option 'threads'
make[1]: *** [release/Main.o] Error 1
make: *** [release] Error 2

My searches on Google tell me that threading is important to keep but not how to fix this error. Any help will be appreciated.

EDIT (copied from an answer the OP left):

I now get:

g++ -enable-stdcall-fixup -Wl,-enable-auto-import -Wl,-enable-runtime-pseudo-rel oc 
-Wl,-s -pthread -Wl -Wl,-subsystem,windows -o release/raytrace.exe 
object_scr ipt.raytrace.Release  -L'c:/qt/lib' -lmingw32 -lqtmain -lQtGui -lgdi32 
-lcomdlg3 2 -loleaut32 -limm32 -lwinmm -lwinspool -lmsimg32 -lQtCore -lkernel32 
-luser32 - lshell32 -luuid -lole32 -ladvapi32 -lws2_32 
g++: unrecognized option `-pthread' 
/cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i586-cygwin32/i586-cygwin32/bin/ld: cannot open -lmsimg32: 
No such file or directory collect2: 
ld returned 1 exit status make[1]: *** 
[release/raytrace.exe] Error 1 make: *** [release] Error 2
8/10/2017 4:33:50 PM


I only use MinGW to compile Qt on Windows and that's the easiest way to make sure you have everything you need.

Here is the link for the Open Source Qt version:

Use the "Or download Qt with the MinGW compiler included: Size: 149,3 Mb" link.

The other way to use MinGW is to compile Qt with MinGW and then compile your application, but it depends on if you're compiling in MSYS or just using MinGW.

10/14/2008 6:57:45 PM

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