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About installing Qt creator by downloading binaries from

  • I'm using ubuntu 10.10 (32 bit) and I want to install Qt creator by downloading binaries from

    The website recommends downloading the entire SDK which is 700 MB odd in size. I can't download a file of that size using my internet connection. Anyway what I really need is "Qt creator" which requires downloading about 130 MB packages from the repositories. But I don't want to download from the repos because I need to install it in other computers (different ubuntu versions) as well.

    I'd like to know if it'd be sufficient to download the Qt creator binary file and the Qt libraries from the website and install them. All I need to do is to create a simple GUI in C++. I don't have to make any embedded or mobile application.

    Please reply if you have any experience regarding this.


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    The Qt Creator binary package contains Qt Creator itself plus everything needed to run it (a Qt, etc). That is fine if you want to work with the Qt library as shipped by ubuntu or your own Qt installations.

    The Qt SDK contains the same Qt Creator package plus everything you need to develop Qt apps on the desktop and a list of Nokia devices.

    You will need supporting stuff from ubuntu in both cases (version control systems, compiler, debugger, etc.).

  • Thanks for replying Tobias; I installed it from the repos.

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