Unix ==== For building Qwt for Qt 2.x you need tmake. On SuSE it is hidden in a package called qt-freebies. It can be downloaded from http://www.trolltech.com/developer/download/tmake.html. You have to set TMAKEPATH to point to your development environment and run tmake: export TMAKEPATH=/usr/lib/tmake/linux-g++ # path depends on your system tmake qwt.pro -o Makefile make If you like to build the examples: cd examples tmake examples.pro -o Makefile make Builds for Qt 3.x need qmake, that is official part of Qt 3.x. qmake qwt.pro make The designer plugin is available for Qt > 3.x only. You can build and install it with: cd designer qmake qwtplugin.pro make make install If you like to build the examples: cd examples qmake examples.pro make If you like to run the examples, don't forget to install the qwt libraries or set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the lib directory of your local build. qwt doesn't distribute binary unix packages. qwt.spec is a template spec file for building rpm packages. Read the comments at the beginning of qwt.pro how to use it. Win32 ----- Please read the qmake/tmake documentation how to convert your *.pro files into your development environment. F.e Qt >= 3.0, MSVC with nmake: qmake qwt.pro nmake cd examples qmake examples.pro nmake Qt-NonCommercial users beware: tmake does not understand the subdirs template and the .dsp files for Visual Studio are for MSVC-5.0 instead of MSVC-6.0 The msvc-tmake.bat batch file generates makefiles for Qwt and all examples. Simply type: msvc-tmake There is a msvc-qmake.bat batch file for Visual Studio users with Qt >= 3.0 to generate makefiles or project files (.dsp for MSVC-6.0 or vcproj for MSVC.NET) for Qwt, all examples and the designer plugin. To generate makefiles, type: msvc-qmake To generate project files, type: msvc-qmake vc Qtopia ------ Change 'CONFIG = qt' to 'CONFIG = qtopia' and continue like for any other Qtopia build. Good luck !