Focus writer RPM is not available for Linux 7 but other Linux distributions like Ubuntu has built-in support. So tried to compile Focus Writer from the source but failed with QT dependency hell. Focus Writer needs QT 5 and Oracle Linux 7 comes with QT4.
Installed QT5 but still failing.
make: /usr/lib64/qt5/bin/lrelease: Command not found
When I try to run make – failing due to the above error. Upon search release found in qt4 folder. Even after install QT5 using built-in repos release not installed for QT5. Even tried the Fedora package to implement but failing with dependency hell.
So I am struck but don’t want to miss the good text editor. After much trial and error able to do a clean compilation of Focus Writer on Oracle / RHEL 7.
How to compile Focus Writer
1. Download QT 5.11 from the QT website
2. Execute and follow the wizard guidelines
3. Set the path
6. make install
Bingo! your Focus Writer is ready for use on Redhat/Oracle Linux 7.
In this way, we can compile Focus writer from the source for Oracle Linux 7.