Using Other Build Systems

Most Qt Creator project wizards create projects that are configured to use qmake. Most of the instructions in this manual apply to using qmake. However, Qt Creator is also integrated to other build systems, as described in the the following sections:

  • Setting Up a CMake Project

    CMake is an alternative to qmake for automating the generation of build configurations.

  • Setting Up a Qbs Project

    Qt Build Suite (Qbs) is an all-in-one build tool that generates a build graph from a high-level project description (like qmake or CMake do) and executes the commands in the low-level build graph (like make does).

  • Setting Up an Autotools Project

    Qt Creator can open projects that use the Autotools build system. You can build and run the projects directly from Qt Creator.

  • Setting Up a Generic Project

    Qt Creator supports generic projects, so you can import existing projects that do not use qmake or CMake. This enables you to use Qt Creator as a code editor and to fully control the steps and commands used to build the project.

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