Why no Windows mingw64 build in downloads section?



  • Hello,

    I'm trying to install the latest QT version, but I read that I have to do it from source for a mingw64 64 bit version. Why there isn't a build package for ming64 available for download?

    Thank you.


  • Moderators

    Simple economics. There are multitude of toolchains supported on Windows - MinGW, MSVC, Clang, all in multiple versions and bitness.

    Every precompiled package is a burden to test, maintain and deploy and there is finite number of people delegated to these tasks. So basically only the most common toolchains are provided and others can be compiled manually.

    Btw. If you don't want to waste time on compiling it yourself there's a great 3rd party place to download most of the missing toolchain builds: http://www.tver-soft.org/qt64. It also provides MinGW 64bit version.



  • @Chris-Kawa Oh that's AWESOME!

    Thank you for that link!


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