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Running qt on external computer



  • Hi, I have a question, for the open source version of qt, the application built can be run only within Qt , right? Can I run my program on an external computer that doesn't have qt?


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    @georgiav said in Running qt on external computer:

    Can I run my program on an external computer that doesn't have qt?

    Yes you can. Just deploy your application: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/deployment.html

    for the open source version of qt, the application built can be run only within Qt , right?

    Nope, for 2 different reasons:

    • The whole purpose of free and open-source software is to guarantee freedoms to users. So, you have the freedom to run the application anywhere you want.
    • You're thinking about running the application within Qt Creator, the IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Qt is a library. Qt is not Qt Creator.

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