GuiLite VS aqtinstall

Compare GuiLite vs aqtinstall and see what are their differences.


✔️The smallest header-only GUI library(4 KLOC) for all platforms (by idea4good)


aqt: Another (unofficial) Qt CLI Installer on multi-platforms (by miurahr)
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GuiLite aqtinstall
5 19
6,453 482
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5.2 9.2
about 2 months ago 2 days ago
C++ Python
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of GuiLite. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of aqtinstall. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-29.
  • Qt 6.4 Released
    3 projects | | 29 Sep 2022
    you can install it from vcpkg or conan (or if you really want the official Qt binaries) and it'll be much less
  • Trouble Building Qt6/5
    2 projects | | 17 Sep 2022
    Is there any particular reason why you want to build Qt yourself? This is usually quite painful and requires a lot of extra stuff (see\_Qt\_6\_from\_Git) . If you just want to avoid the (horrible) official installer and a Qt account, you can use aqtinstaller to fetch everything you need:
  • Please do not use Python for tooling
    2 projects | | 16 Aug 2022
    Just recently, I had to recompile a (singleplayer) save game editor. So basically a GUI that does some clever hex editing.

    It was written in C++ using Qt.

    Have you ever tried compiling a Qt program on Windows? It involves signing up for an official Qt developer account to even install qmake.

    To the point I had to use an unofficial Qt installer CLI app (aqtinstall) [0] to even install the toolchain to build this little shitty app... which still relied on having several Qt .dll files in the same directory as the .exe to work.

    Have you clicked on [0] yet? Well, then guess what programming language aqtinstall uses.


  • Qt6 and Docker
    2 projects | | 6 Jun 2022
    No need for credentials with the aqtinstaller.
  • Performance Improvements in .NET 6
    14 projects | | 19 Aug 2021
    I'll be honest I don't think that doing C++ on windows is a good idea. The language needs to do a lot of file access for includes, and on NTFS those are super slow, my builds on Linux are something like 1/3 of the time on windows (building with the same commit of clang 12 and lld, same computer, same SSD).

    But if you don't want to install a Linux partition, then just use aqt to install Qt:

    You want win64_msvc2019_64 as a platform.

    Way too often I see everyone clicking on everything in the installer which amounts to a 30gb download, but for the immense majority of Qt apps you just want the core libs for your platform which is like a couple hundred megabytes (and even then in practice you're going to use only a small part of those unless you have uncommon needs such as serial port, modbus or NFC communication, XML parsing, ...)

  • GUI?
    8 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    For installing on a docker container it is a far better idea to use Conan or
  • How do I install Qt5 without an account?
    2 projects | | 16 Apr 2021
    The reason is that the Qt Company sucks. You can use or one of the windows package managers like vcpkg
  • Can't use MaintenanceTool
    2 projects | | 28 Feb 2021
    Try to remove / rename your .qtlicense file in %appdata% or in your home directory on linux / mac, this should do the trick. Another way is to get rid of the Qt installer and use the aqt installer, although you have to install Qt Creator manually,
    2 projects | | 28 Feb 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing GuiLite and aqtinstall you can also consider the following projects:

imgui - Dear ImGui: Bloat-free Graphical User interface for C++ with minimal dependencies

lvgl - Embedded graphics library to create beautiful UIs for any MCU, MPU and display type. It's boosted by a professional yet affordable drag and drop UI editor, called SquareLine Studio.

archinstall_gui - Guided Arch Linux graphical installer

TGUI - Cross-platform modern c++ GUI

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ILI9488_STM32 - Port of 3.5 Inch RPI Display with ILI9488 controller on STM32CubeIDE

Crow - A Fast and Easy to use microframework for the web.

sixtyfps - Slint is a toolkit to efficiently develop fluid graphical user interfaces for any display: embedded devices and desktop applications. We support multiple programming languages, such as Rust, C++ or JavaScript. [Moved to:]

copperspice - Cross platform C++ libraries

Eto.Forms - Cross platform GUI framework for desktop and mobile applications in .NET