Support for Linux/X11

Qt on Linux/X11

Qt is a comprehensive application and UI framework for developing Linux/X11 applications that can also be deployed across many other desktop and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code. Use the code from one single code-base and rebuild for all supported X11 versions and other platforms.

Getting Started on Linux/X11

Key Features for Linux/X11 Development

Integrated Development Tools

Qt includes a set of integrated development tools to speed development on X11 platforms.

  • Qt Designer provides a drag and drop visual GUI builder.
  • Qt Linguist provides internationalization and translation features.
  • Qt Assistant is a customizable HTML help file reader providing the complete Qt documentation offline.
  • Integration with Eclipse and KDevelop IDEs are also available.

Cross-Platform Development using Qt Creator

Qt Creator is a complete Cross-platform IDE included in the Qt SDK. The IDE allows programmers to create, build, debug and run Qt applications accross all supported platforms.

Rich Class Library

The Qt class library includes all the functionality needed to build advanced GUI applications.

Qt is the Foundation of KDE

Qt is best known in the Linux community as the basis for the KDE desktop environment. Almost everything in KDE is based on Qt, and Qt forms the foundation for thousands of open source KDE applications developed by community members worldwide.

Additional Cross-Platform and Platform-Specific Development information.

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