aqt: Another (unofficial) Qt CLI Installer on multi-platforms (by miurahr)

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  • Qt 5.15.11 open source released
    1 project | | 5 Oct 2023
    I've used aqt[1] before but it doesn't look like it's seeing 5.15.11 yet, just 5.15.2.


  • Unified Installer - Commercial only?
    1 project | /r/QtFramework | 21 Jun 2023
    Don't use the Qt installer. It sucks. It's only reason is to annoy people and collect your data. Use aqt:
  • Adventures in Debian's Qt Land
    5 projects | | 9 Jun 2023
    I mostly disagree. Like you said, Qt is the best native GUI toolkit available today. And that is a hard achievement. There are many tradeoffs (some you pointed out) but the open source community seems to find a way around those limitations. There are thousands of open source libraries you can plug-in into your Qt app to overcome many of its limitations (although some remain, like how can't we still not easily change caret/cursor color of QTextEdit??).

    Unlike you, I like the direction where Qt is taking. I think QML and Qt Quick are great. I just implemented a feature in my note-taking app that turns Markdown text into Kanban board using QML and the experience has been great ( I'm planning to continue transition from QWidgets to QML/Qt Quick.

    I do worry of the continuous friction with open source development and hate the online installers as well. I can recommend this useful tool that allows you to easily download prebuilt Qt binaries. I hope they can revert their approach on that.

  • Current Issues With The Qt Project - From The Outside Looking In
    1 project | /r/cpp | 21 Apr 2023
    Install the qt binaries from the command line
  • KDE Plasma development switches to Qt 6 tomorrow
    2 projects | | 27 Feb 2023 will help you with that.
  • Qt 6.5 will switch to FFMPEG as the default Qt Multimedia backend for all platforms
    1 project | /r/QtFramework | 18 Jan 2023
  • Getting “QT with MinGW support”?
    2 projects | /r/QtFramework | 5 Oct 2022
  • 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 | /r/QtFramework | 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.


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