Commit c30d659a authored by Friedemann Kleint's avatar Friedemann Kleint
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Add information on how build LLVM on Windows.

Change-Id: If67c07a82554ec88edf798951212c036966710ba
Reviewed-by: Nikolai Kosjar's avatarNikolai Kosjar <>
parent 389ef1cc
......@@ -19,6 +19,9 @@ Prerequisites:
* ActiveState Active Perl
* MinGW with g++ 4.8 or Visual Studio 2015 or later
* jom
The optional Clang code model requires LLVM. A manual build of it requires in addition:
* cmake
* On Mac OS X: latest Xcode
* On Linux: g++ 4.8 or later
* LLVM 3.8.0 or later (optional, needed for the Clang Code Model)
......@@ -118,9 +121,32 @@ For detailed information on the supported compilers, see
command...` error. If a `sh.exe` is found, the compile process will fail.
You have to remove it from the path.
10. To enable the Clang-based code model: Install Clang (>= version 3.8.0)
and set the environment variable LLVM_INSTALL_DIR to point to the
10. As of Qt Creator 4.2, a complete build of LLVM and Clang is required
to enable the Clang-based code model (recommmended: 3.9). For 32bit,
a pre-built package can be downloaded from:
The environment variable LLVM_INSTALL_DIR needs to be set to point to the
installation location.
It is also possible to build Clang manually, roughly following the
instructions at .
* Clone LLVM
git clone
* Switch to a suitable branch, for example, release_39
cd llvm
git checkout -b release_39
* Clone Clang under llvm\tools
cd tools
git clone
* Switch Clang to a suitable branch
cd clang
git checkout -b release_39
* Create a shadow build directory and build
cd ..\..\..
mkdir build
cd build
cmake -G "NMake Makefiles JOM" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=<installation location> -DLLVM_ENABLE_RTTI=ON ..\llvm
jom install
11. You are now ready to configure and build Qt and Qt Creator.
Please see <> for
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