VirtualBox can be used, instead of VMWare, but a few issues can arise. The notes below cover the problem we encountered.
- The default 12GB virtual hard drive is too small for the full installation. Use 20GB when you create your VM to avoid issues later.
- I needed to install VBoxLinuxAdditions to permit the output display (monitor) to be re-sized.
- Virtualbox Ubuntu was extremely slow (running on Windows 8.1) I needed to enable 3D Acceleration in the virtual machine settings. This will be available after VboxLinuxAdditions is installed.
- Here is the Qt version we used: Qt x86 offline version 5.5.1. However, I think the reason the version gave me trouble is related to the bullet below. So, I think any x86 5.x+ version of Qt would’ve worked.
- IMPORTANT: Qt will not open if 3D Acceleration is enabled. The 3D Acceleration must be disabled during opening and compiling of project in Qt. Without this, it will not open, and the terminal will show a bunch of OpenGL errors.
- Confirmed: The build file will launch from the terminal when 3D Acceleration is enabled.