Introduction to QScintilla

QScintilla is a port to Qt of Scintilla. As well as features found in standard text editing components, it includes features especially useful when editing and debugging source code: language syntax styling, error indicators, code completion, call tips, code folding, margins can contain markers like those used in debuggers to indicate breakpoints and the current line, recordable macros, multiple views and, of course, printing.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.9 platform.

Package Information

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QScintilla Dependencies


chrpath-0.16 and Qt-5.5.1 or Qt-4.8.7


PyQt (for Python Qt bindings)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/qscintilla

Installation of QScintilla

If building with Qt5, run the following commnd:

patch -Np1 -i ../QScintilla-gpl-2.9.1-fixes-1.patch

If Qt4 and Qt5 are installed, choose which one you prefer, by running source setqt4 or source setqt5, respectivelly.



The instructions in this page are just for the QScintilla application. Code is included in the tarball for QScintilla Qt Designer plugin and Python bindings.

Install QScintilla by running the following commands:

cd Qt4Qt5             &&
qmake qscintilla.pro  &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you wish to install the documentation, issue, as the root user:

install -v -m755 -d $QT5DIR/share/doc/QScintilla-2.9.1/html &&
install -v -m644    ../doc/html-Qt4Qt5/* \

if building with Qt5. For Qt4 build, replace QT5DIR with QT4DIR.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: $QT5DIR/lib/libqt5scintilla2.so or $QT4DIR/lib/libqtscintilla2.so
Installed Directories: $QT5DIR/{include/Qsci,qsci,share/doc/QScintilla-2.9.1}/html or $QT4DIR/{include/Qsci,qsci,share/doc/QScintilla-2.9.1}/html

Short Descriptions


contains the QScintilla Qt5 API functions.


contains the QScintilla Qt4 API functions.

Last updated on 2016-03-06 15:31:27 -0800