QCTOOL is available either as binaries or as source code. The recommended approach is to download and compile the QCTOOL source code on the machine(s) you will be working on. However, for convenience a small number of precompiled binary packages can be found here. These provided as-is and will not work on all platforms; if a suitable version is not available please download the QCTOOL source code and compile instead.
The source code to qctool is available as a mercurial repository
hosted on bitbucket.
To obtain source code, use the mercurial command-line client
hg, a GUI client such as
SourceTree, or alternatively download a
tarball from the Downloads page on bitbucket.
Please note QCTOOL v2 is currently in 'release candidate' status, please make sure you download code for the
For example, using the
hg command-line tool, the command
$ hg clone -r beta https://firstname.lastname@example.org/gavinband/qctool
will download source code for the latest beta branch and place it in a newly created
Having downloaded the source code (and extracted it if necessary), a basic compilation sequence would then be:
$ cd qctool $ ./waf-1.5.18 configure $ ./waf-1.5.18
If all is successful, this produces an executable
You can check qctool is working by running it:
$ ./build/release/qctool_v2.0-<version> -help
which should print out a list of options.
The QCTOOL wiki contains further information which may be useful if you are unable to compile QCTOOL or need to tweak compilation for specific platforms.