Qbs binaries are available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and FreeBSD.

On all platforms, Qbs binaries are part of the Qt Creator and Qt SDK installers. You can find the qbs executable in the bin directory of Qt Creator, or within the application bundle's MacOS directory on macOS.

Qbs can also be built locally from sources. For more information, see Appendix A: Building Qbs.


The Qt Project provides prebuilt binaries for Windows (x86 and x64) at For commercial customers of The Qt Company, the binaries are available in the Qt Account. The binaries are packaged in a .zip folder that can be extracted to a location of your choice.

Qbs is also available as a Chocolatey package, which can be installed in the usual way:

choco install qbs

The .nupkg file can also be downloaded directly from for offline installation.


Qbs can be conveniently installed on macOS with the MacPorts or Homebrew package managers:

brew install qbs


port install qbs

Linux and FreeBSD

Qbs is available via the package management systems of Linux distributions, and FreeBSD.

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