Community Supported Platforms

Qt is a commercial and open source licensed cross-platform application and UI framework. It is developed by The Qt Company, a solely owned entity of Digia Plc, 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.

Not all platforms supported by the Community are supported by The Qt Company, and vice versa.

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.

Desktop Platforms

You can develop with Qt for the following desktop platforms:

Embedded Platforms

You can develop with Qt for the following embedded platforms:

Mobile Platforms

You can develop with Qt for the following mobile platforms supported by The Qt Company:

The following platforms also support Qt:

Work in progress ports of Qt exist for:

For more information about the Qt modules for mobile platforms, visit the Mobile APIs page.

Reference Configurations

A reference configuration is a combination of an operating system version, a compiler version, and a graphics system. The following table lists the configurations that are tested by the Qt Project:

Ubuntu Linux 14.04, X11 (64-bit)As provided by Ubuntu
RedHat 6.6, X11 (64-bit)As provided by Red Hat
openSUSE 13.1, X11 (64-bit)As provided by SUSE
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)MSVC 2010 SP1
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)MinGW-builds gcc 4.9.1 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)MSVC 2012 SP2
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)MSVC 2013 SP3
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 (64-bit)MSVC 2013 SP3
Microsoft Windows Runtime 8.1 (64-bit)MSVC 2013 SP3
Apple OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", Cocoa (64-bit)Clang as provided by Apple
Apple OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", Cocoa (64-bit)Clang as provided by Apple
Apple OS X 10.10 "Yosemite", Cocoa (64-bit)Clang as provided by Apple
Apple iOS 8 (64-bit)Clang as provided by Apple
Google Android 4.4As provided by Google (Android NDK Revision 10c)

These 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.

In addition to the reference platforms Qt is occasionally tested on other configurations in which it is known to run well. These include, for example:

Ubuntu Linux 11.10, X11 (32-bit and 64-bit)As provided by Ubuntu
Microsoft Windows CE 7.0MSVC 2008 SP1
Apple OS X 10.7 "Lion", Cocoa (64-bit)Clang as provided by Apple

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

You can download the Qt 5 installers and source packages from the Downloads page. For more information, visit the Getting Started with Qt page.

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.

Please note that Qt is offered on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind and that our products are not error or bug free. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, The Qt Company on behalf of itself and its suppliers, disclaims all warranties and conditions, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement with regard to the Licensed Software.

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