Supported Platforms

You can install and run Qt Creator on several operating systems to create applications for multiple desktop, embedded, and mobile device platforms.

Development Platforms

Qt Creator is available in binary packages for the following operating systems:

  • Windows
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8.1

    Note: Some Qt Creator plugins rely on Direct3D (part of DirectX). You might have to manually enable support for it if you are running Windows in a Virtual Machine. For more information, see Hardware 3D acceleration (OpenGL and Direct3D 8/9) and Prepare the Host System to Use DirectX 9 Accelerated Graphics.

  • (K)Ubuntu Linux 11.10 (32-bit and 64-bit) or later

    To build Qt applications using Qt Creator on Linux, you usually need the following:

    • g++
    • make
    • libglib2.0-dev
    • libSM-dev
    • libxrender-dev
    • libfontconfig1-dev
    • libxext-dev
    • libfreetype6-dev
    • libx11-dev
    • libxcursor-dev
    • libxfixes-dev
    • libxft-dev
    • libxi-dev
    • libxrandr-dev
    • libgl-dev and libglu-dev if you use Qt OpenGL (deprecated in Qt 5) or Qt GUI OpenGL functions
  • OS X 10.7 or later with the following:
    • Xcode tools for your macOS version available on the Mac App Store.

Developing for Embedded Devices

The development environment supported by Qt for Device Creation is Ubuntu Linux 64-bit (12.04 LTS or later). For more information about the requirements for the development host, see the Installation Guide in the Qt for Device Creation documentation.

Compiling from Source

To build Qt Creator from the source, see the requirements and instructions in the readme file that is located in the source repository.

Target Platforms

You can develop applications for the following platforms:

  • Desktop
  • Android
  • Embedded
  • Generic remote Linux
  • iOS
  • QNX
  • Windows Runtime (including Windows Phone)

Embedded Devices

The Boot to Qt stack can be made to run on a variety of hardware. For Qt for Device Creation license holders, tooling is provided to customize the contents of the stack as well as to take it into desired production hardware.

For more information about the supported device groups and reference devices, see Supported Platforms in the Qt for Device Creation documentation.

Mobile Devices

The following table summarizes operating system support for developing applications for mobile device platforms.

Target PlatformDevelopment Platform

Generic Remote Linux



Windows Runtime

* See Running on QNX Devices for limitations.

Note: Madde support has been removed from Qt Creator 3.0. To develop for Maemo or Harmattan, use Qt Creator 2.8.

Note: BlackBerry 10 support has been removed from Qt Creator 3.5. Use Qt Creator 3.4 instead.

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