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Using MinGW-w64 with Qt Creator



  • Hello. I've started using Qt recently and I've decided to try using MinGW-w64 with my projects. I've downloaded the online installer from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/files/. However, after installing MinGW-w64 I've run into a problem: I can't find qmake.exe in "Qt Versions" tab in Tools-> Build & Run in Qt Creator. I tried searching manually in MinGW-w64 folder in \bin directory, but found nothing common to qmake.exe except for mingw32-make.exe. As far as I've understood from google search, these two files are connected somehow (a substitute to qmake?), but I still don't have any clue how to solve my problem.
    Thanks in advance.


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    Hi @smnsmn,

    you have two options:

    1. find a Qt version compiled with MinGW-w64 and use it
    2. compile Qt yourself with that compiler

    Of course there is 3., use Qt with MinGW32 as provided from the Qt company. There are plans to add 64 bit MinGW builds later, but for Qt 5.12 earliest.



  • Hi @aha_1980,
    got it, thank you very much.


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