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Last active Nov 27, 2018

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installing Qt Creator using msys2 on windows

Qt is an open-source cross-platform gui library written in c++ you can install Qt using their online installer, or by downloading it as a package via msys2 (how to install msys2) The official IDE for developing Qt apps is Qt-Creator which is available for installation via msys2 package manager using the command (note that this also installs clang)

pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-clang mingw-w64-i686-clang
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-qt-creator mingw-w64-i686-qt-creator

now you have Qt binaries installed, but since you didn't install them using a windows installer you won't get shortcuts added to desktop nor to start menu, you can find the binaries at c:\dev\msys64\mingw64\bin Qt exes are

  • qtcreator.exe [Qt creator IDE]
  • assistant.exe
  • designer.exe
  • linguist.exe
  • qdbusviewer.exe

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commented Nov 27, 2018

This is a great addition to the MSYS2 guide. Thanks for the write-up!

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