Qt is a commercial and open source licensed cross-platform application and UI framework. It is developed by The Qt Company, together with the Qt Project Community under an open source governance model.
Using Qt, you can write GUI applications once and deploy them across desktop, mobile and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code.
Qt is supported on a variety of 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, and can usually be built on each platform with GCC, a vendor-supplied compiler, or a third party compiler. Open GL (ES) 2.0, DirectX 9 (with ANGLE), or an alternative renderer is required for Qt Quick 2. Widgets can be used without hardware acceleration.
In Qt 5 all platforms are created using the Qt Platform Abstraction (QPA), which makes it easier than before to port Qt into a new operating system.
The following table lists configurations supported by The Qt Company. A configuration is a combination of an operating system version, a compiler version, and a graphics system.
Supported until June 15, 2017
|Windows 10 (64-bit)||MSVC 2015|
|Windows 10 (32-bit)||MSVC 2015|
|Windows 8.1 (64-bit)||MSVC 2015, MSVC 2013, MinGW 5.3, MinGW 4.9, MinGW 4.8|
|Windows 8.1 (32-bit)||MSVC 2015, MSVC 2013, MinGW 5.3, MinGW 4.9, MinGW 4.8|
|Windows 7 (64-bit)||MSVC 2015, MSVC 2013, MinGW 5.3, MinGW 4.9, MinGW 4.8|
|Windows 7 (32-bit)||MSVC 2015, MSVC 2013, MinGW 5.3, MinGW 4.9, MinGW 4.8||MinGW-builds gcc 5.3.0 (32-bit)|
|openSUSE 13.1 (64-bit)||GCC 4.8.1||SUSE Linux 20130909|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (64-bit)||GCC 4.9.1||Red Hat 4.9.1-10 20140922|
|Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)||GCC 4.6.3||Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5|
|(Linux 32/64-bit)||GCC 4.8.1, GCC 4.9.1|
|OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11||Clang as provided by Apple|
|Embedded Platforms: Embedded Linux, QNX|
|Embedded Linux||GCC||ARM Cortex-A, Intel boards with GCC-based toolchains|
|QNX 6.6.0 (armv7le and x86)||As provided by QNX||Hosts: Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), Windows|
|Mobile Platforms: Android, iOS, WinRT|
|Windows Phone 8.1 (arm)||MSVC 2013||Hosts: Windows 8.1, Windows 10|
|Windows Runtime (x86, x86_64, arm)||MSVC 2015, MSVC 2013||Hosts: Windows 8.1, Windows 10|
|iOS 6 and above||Clang as provided by Apple||OS X host|
|Android (API Level: 16)||GCC as provided by Google||Hosts: Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), OS X, Windows|
In the above table, the configurations in bold are reference configurations.
The reference configurations are run on the continuous integration (CI) system within Qt Project. In addition, they are subjected to unit test suite and other internal testing tools on a frequent basis (prior to new version releases, source tree branching, and at other significant period points in the development process). Errors or bugs discovered in these platforms are prioritized for correction. Significant errors discovered in tested configurations can impact release dates.
Any configurations not listed above are not actively tested by the Qt Project. However, Qt may run on configurations other than those actively tested on, and additional configurations may be raised to tested state, if sufficient effort is made to bring continuous integration to an acceptable state for that particular configuration.
The following page lists the configurations supported by The Qt Company for each released Qt version:
The Qt Company, Qt partners, open source projects and community users are able to provide assistance with various different supported platforms and configurations.
Availability of Packages
Deployment of Qt Applications
The deployment procedure for each platform is different and they are covered in greater detail in their platform pages. Meanwhile, there is a deployment article for summarizing the deployment procedure in general.
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