[Development] Dropping MinGW support in Qt 6 (Was: HEADS-UP: QStringLiteral)

Henry Skoglund henry at tungware.se
Wed Aug 21 22:26:48 CEST 2019

Hi, no I was only thinking of /MD all the time.

I thought Qt required /MD, but maybe I am an /MT ignoramus, if Qt can be 
happily built using /MT then that would beat MinGW, since such an .exe 
wouldn't then even require msvcrt.dll.

On 2019-08-21 21:59, Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
> 21.08.2019, 22:39, "Henry Skoglund" <henry at tungware.se>:
>> Yes, I also used app-local deployment, problem is that Microsoft has not
>> committed 100% to allow it (as far as I know), instead they have a
>> seesaw approach, saying "you can temporarily use app-local deployment but.."
>> Anyway, my ultimate goal is to create and distribute my Qt apps the same
>> way as Qt's installation program (you can tell I really admire that
>> program a lot :-)
>> i.e. link *everything* statically and build myself a ~ 20 MB humongous
>> .exe file (which only needs msvcrt.dll). And that kind of linking,
>> Microsoft has never supported nor allowed it.
> Does it mean that distribution of software built with /MT runtime is illegal?

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