> On Mar 13, 2018, at 09:54, Sree Gowtham Josyula <sreegowth...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Hi Orgad,
> 
> I do not understand what you mean by a custom compiler. Is it some
> sort of a script on development machine which returns the same values
> as the remote compiler when queried with -v and -dM flags? What is its
> significance?

In Qt Creator settings (Build & Run > Compilers > Add > Custom) you can create 
a “custom” compiler, manually specifying ABI, predefined macros, system include 
paths etc.
Then you can set that as a compiler for the kit, to make code completion work 
with these values.

Br, Eike

> 
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 12:41 AM, Orgad Shaneh <org...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:33 PM, Harri Pasanen <ha...@mpaja.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Mar 12, 2018, at 4:32 PM, Konstantin Tokarev <annu...@yandex.ru>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 12.03.2018, 15:46, "Orgad Shaneh" <org...@gmail.com>:
>>>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:38 PM, Sree Gowtham Josyula
>>>>> <sreegowth...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi André & Everyone,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Thanks for showing interest in my suggestion. QTCREATORBUG-16246 is
>>>>>> indeed almost like what I had intended in my previous mail.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> * Would it be enough to have the files on a network share instead of
>>>>>>> rsync'ing them?
>>>>>>> * Is it really needed to have Clang running on the remote machine?
>>>>>>> Would it be enough to have access to the included headers on remote?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I think Network share you suggest is a good idea. It solves both of
>>>>>> the above issues. With network sharing, we wouldn't need rsync and we
>>>>>> wouldn't need to run clang on remote machine.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I will refine my initial proposal and put forth a more detailed
>>>>>> proposal considering your suggestions and more use-cases asap.
>>>>>> If you have any other thoughts and suggestions, kindly let me know.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> 
>>>>> I strongly suggest not to use network share. We tried that several
>>>>> years ago (with SMB), and it was awful. Parsing takes forever over the
>>>>> network. Working locally and using rsync before build works much better
>>>>> (once you have ssh keys set up).
>>>>> 
>>>>> We have a local partial copy of the sysroot, which includes the include
>>>>> directory, and the shared libraries that are linked with our application
>>>>> (for each platform we support).
>>>> 
>>>> Why not to go further and get full copy and toolchain locally?
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Network share would in a proper setup be the local disk of the compilation
>>> server.
>>> 
>>> Also, one cannot copy locally the toolchain if the server is different OS,
>>> unless a cross compilation environment is setup, which in itself is a major
>>> piece of work.
>> 
>> 
>> That's right. What we did was to create dummy compilers that return the same
>> values as the real compiler when called with -v and -dM etc. This is no
>> longer needed, as a "custom compiler" can be created instead.
>> 
>> I suggest to read the values from the remote compiler, and create a local
>> custom compiler with the same values (except include directories which
>> should be adapted to the local sysroot location).
>> 
>> - Orgad
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