This blog post explains how I installed the GENIVI DLT (Diagnostics Log and Trace) Viewer on my laptop running MS Windows 7.

The GENIVI DLT viewer is a Qt5 application available in source at

Read the INSTALL.txt file to check the main project dependencies - basically, a recent Qt5 Software Development Kit.

Installing Qt5 SDK (including Qt Creator and MinGW)

Browse > Download Now

Double click qt-unified-windows-x86-2.0.2-2-online.exe

Welcome to the Qt online installer

The installer provides you with the option to download either an open source or commercial version of Qt

Click “Next”

Qt Account - Your unified login to everything Qt

Click “Skip”

Setup - Qt

Welcome to open source Qt setup.

Click “Next”

Qt Setup

Installation Folder Please specify the folder where Qt will be installed

  • Directory: E:\opt\Qt (was: C:\Qt)
  • Associate common file types with Qt Creator.

Click “Next”

Select Components

Accept the default options (Qt 5.5, Qt 5.4, Tools, all Qt Extras)

Read and agree to the License Agreement, click “Next”

Start Menu shortcuts: Select “Qt”. Click “Next”

Qt Setup

Ready to Install

Setup is now ready to begin installing Qt on your computer. Installation will use 5.98 GB of disk space.

Click “Install”

When the Qt5 install wizard shows “Installation finished!” click “Next >”

Qt Setup

Completing the Qt Wizard

Click Finish to exit the Qt Wizard.

  • Launch Qt Creator

Click “Finish”

The Qt Creator main window should then be displayed.

(optional) Get familiar with Qt Creator

Inside Qt Creator, click on the “Welcome” icon, then “Get Started Now”

Help > IDE Overview Qt Creator Manual

Read page “Using Version Control Systems”

Create a sample Qt project

Qt Creator: File > New file or Project…

New File or Project

Choose a template: Projects > Application > Qt Widgets Application

Click “Choose…”

Qt Widgets Application

Introduction and Project Location

  • Name: my-first-qt-app
  • Create in: C:\users\gmacario\Documents

Click “Next”

Qt Widgets Application

Kit Selection

Qt Creator can use the following kits for project my-first-qt-app:

[X] Select all kits

  • Desktop Qt 5.4.2 MinGW 32bit2
  • Desktop Qt 5.5.1 MinGW 32bit

Click “Next”

Qt Widgets Application

Class Information

Specify basic information about the classes for which you want to generate skeleton source code files.

  • Class name: MainWindow
  • Base class: QMainWindow
  • Header file: mainwindow.h
  • Source file: mainwindow.cpp
  • Generate form: [X]
  • Form file: mainwindow.ui

Click “Next”

Qt Widgets Application

Project Management

  • Add as a subproject to project: “"
  • Add to version control: “"

Files to be added in C:\Users\gmacario\Documents\my-first-qt-app:

  • main.cpp
  • mainwindow.cpp
  • mainwindow.h
  • mainwindow.ui

Click “Finish”

Type “Ctrl-R” to run the application

Configure Git inside Qt Creator

Qt Creator: Options > Version Control > Git

  • Prepend to PATH: E:\cygwin64\bin (was E:\cygwin\bin)

Clone GENIVI DLT Viewer sources from git

TODO: How to clone a git repository from Qt Creator?

Start a Cygwin terminal

$ cd ~/Documents
$ git clone git://

Inside Qt Creator: File > Open File or Project…

  • File name: C:\User\gmacario\Documents\dlt-viewer\

Configure Project

Qt Creator can use the following kits for project BuildDltViewer: The project BuildDltViewer is not yet configured. Qt Creator uses the kit Desktop Qt 5.5.1 MinGW 32bit to parse the project.

[?] Select all kits

  • [-] Desktop Qt 5.4.2 MinGW 32bit2
  • Desktop Qt 5.5.1 MinGW 32bit
  • Import Build From…

Click “Configure Project”

When the compilation is complete, type “Ctrl-R” to run the DLT Viewer application

DLT Viewer: File > Open