Qt Reference Documentation

Supported Platforms

Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework. Using Qt, you can write GUI applications once and deploy them across desktop, mobile and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code.

Qt is Available for the Following Platforms

Qt Cross Platform Support
WindowsEmbedded Linux
Mac OS X

Supported Platform Details

The Qt team strives to provide support for the platforms most frequently used by Qt users. We have designed our internal testing procedure to divide platforms into three test categories (Tier 1 and Tier 2) in order to prioritize internal testing and development resources so that the most frequently used platforms are subjected to our most rigorous testing processes.

Qt is supported on a variety of 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, and can usually be built on each platform with GCC, a vendor-supplied compiler, or a third party compiler. Although Qt may be built on a range of platform-compiler combinations, only a subset of these are actively supported by Digia.

Information about the specific platforms Qt runs on, and the compilers used on each platform, can be found on the Platform and Compiler Notes page.

Tier 1 Platforms

All Tier 1 platforms are subjected to our unit test suite and other internal testing tools on a frequent basis (prior to new version releases, source tree branching, and at other significant period points in the development process). Errors or bugs discovered in these platforms are prioritized for correction by the development team. Significant errors discovered in Tier 1 platforms can impact release dates and Qt Development Frameworks strives to resolve all known high priority errors in Tier 1 platforms prior to new version releases.

Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (32-bit)As provided by Ubuntu
Ubuntu Linux 11.10 (64-bit)As provided by Ubuntu
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)MSVC 2008
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)MSVC 2008
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)MSVC 2010 SP1
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" (64-bit)As provided by Apple
Apple Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" (64-bit)As provided by Apple

Tier 2 Platforms

Tier 2 platforms are subject to ad hoc and internal testing. However, Qt users should note that errors may be present in released product versions for Tier 2 platforms and, subject to resource availability, known errors in Tier 2 platforms may or may not be corrected prior to new version releases.

Ubuntu Linux 10.04 QWS (x86 32-bit)As provided by Ubuntu
Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (32-bit)Intel Compiler [version 12]
Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (64-bit)As provided by Ubuntu
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)GCC 4.4 (MinGW)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)MSVC 2010 SP1
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Cocoa (32-bit)As provided by Apple

Tier 3 Platforms (Not Supported by Digia)

All platforms not specifically listed above are not supported by Digia. Digia does not run its unit test suite or perform any other internal tests on platforms not listed above.

Qt users should note, however, that there may be various open source projects, community users and/or Qt partners who are able to provide assistance with platforms not supported by Digia.

General Legal Disclaimer

Please note that Qt is offered on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind and that our products are not error or bug free. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Digia on behalf of itself and its suppliers, disclaims all warranties and conditions, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement with regard to the Licensed Software.