Disadvantage: Digia doesn't really care about Linux which means Linux specific bug can take months or years to fix.
Qt Creator isn't necessary for hello world, but it is useful for bigger applications.
clearly you didn't bother to search through the documentation enough, and yes they advertise using Qt Creator however just really? you're getting hung up over the fact that they're trying to make it easy on beginners by having them just click a large green go button rather than typing in commands at a prompt? Yes you can do it from the command line if you really want to or use alternative build systems like CMake and QBS however do you really want to throw all that extra complexity at a newbie?
Also if you really want to learn Qt rather than just troll http://www.ics.com/design-patterns#.UmARWRBV9ao is a great book.
Last edited by Luke_Wolf; 10-17-2013 at 12:46 PM.
I normally don't get involved in these things but I've noticed that Qt nearly always looks off. It's not the widgets, I don't think, but perhaps the way Qt handles padding.
I'm really not sure whats the issue but I can't recall having used a Qt app that I liked the look of.
Regarding Gtk I think they should drop all pretense of x-platform support and aim for the more realistic goal being the "best"toolkit for Linux only.
To be fair, this is for Qt 4.8. On the other hand, there are no tutorials at all for gtk3.
And there is this for QML:
And this is a bit more advanced, but also doesn't use Qt Creator.
In fact the only major tutorial that uses Qt Creator is this one:
And it does explain how to build and run the application at the very end.
Last edited by TheBlackCat; 10-17-2013 at 12:53 PM.