[Interest] Statically linking an open-source application with Qt?

Nuno Santos nunosantos at imaginando.pt
Wed Jul 27 09:06:34 CEST 2016

My bad then! Sorry!


> On 27 Jul 2016, at 07:58, Jean-Michaël Celerier <jeanmichael.celerier at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 5:20 PM, Olivier B. <perso.olivier.barthelemy at gmail.com <mailto:perso.olivier.barthelemy at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I am not sure you are even able to link all Qt statically. Won't you at least need platform plugins, image plugins, etc as shared libraries?
> It's possible and fairly easy to do : just do ./configure -static when building Qt.
> The compiler will complain as long as you don't explicitely link with all the required plug-ins.
> NunoSantos : this is FUD. You just need to comply to the license, be it GPL or commercial. The virtue of the code being GPL prevents artificial restrictions such as these.
> You can even ship proprietary apps linked statically with Qt, as Vik mentioned, and sleep good at night.
> Best,
> Jean-Michaël
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