Qt Creator & static libqt-mt.a

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jul 13 02:41:00 GMT 2011

On Tue, 2011-07-12 at 13:23 -0400, Phil Bouchard wrote:
> On 7/12/2011 2:43 AM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> >
> > Why?  A static Qt means no plugins, which is pretty worthless.
> Distributing a standalone executable is much simpler than distributing 
> an archive full of DLLs.

You don't need to distribute the Qt DLLs, just have your users get them
from the distro.

> Plugins are needed only for drivers, fancy fonts, etc. not for a standard application.

False.  While some plugins can be builtin to the libraries, the
following absolutely require plugin support:

- CJK language support,
- QML (QtDeclarative),
- QCA,
- QtDesigner widgets,
- Phonon,
- third-party QStyle engines,
- and last, but not least, KDE.


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