Programming language: Go
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only
Tags: GUI    

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Qt is a free and open-source widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces as well as cross-platform applications that run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase.

Go, also known as Golang, is a programming language designed at Google.

therecipe/qt allows you to write Qt applications entirely in Go, JavaScript/TypeScript, Dart/Flutter, Haxe and Swift

Beside the language bindings provided, therecipe/qt also greatly simplifies the deployment of Qt applications to various software and hardware platforms.

At the time of writing, almost all Qt functions and classes are accessible, and you should be able to find everything you need to build fully featured Qt applications.


Gallery of example applications.

JavaScript Demo | source


The following instructions assume that you already installed Go and Git

(Experimental) cgo-less version (try this first, if you are new and want to test the binding)

go get -ldflags="-w" github.com/therecipe/examples/basic/widgets && for /f %v in ('go env GOPATH') do %v\bin\widgets.exe
go get -ldflags="-w" github.com/therecipe/examples/basic/widgets && $(go env GOPATH)/bin/widgets

Default version

Windows (more info)
set GO111MODULE=off
go get -v github.com/therecipe/qt/cmd/... && for /f %v in ('go env GOPATH') do %v\bin\qtsetup test && %v\bin\qtsetup -test=false
macOS (more info)
export GO111MODULE=off; xcode-select --install; go get -v github.com/therecipe/qt/cmd/... && $(go env GOPATH)/bin/qtsetup test && $(go env GOPATH)/bin/qtsetup -test=false
Linux (more info)
export GO111MODULE=off; go get -v github.com/therecipe/qt/cmd/... && $(go env GOPATH)/bin/qtsetup test && $(go env GOPATH)/bin/qtsetup -test=false


Deployment Targets

Target Arch Linkage Docker Deployment Host OS
Windows 32 / 64 dynamic / static Yes Any
macOS 64 dynamic Yes Any
Linux arm / arm64 / 64 dynamic / static / system Yes Any
Android (+Wear) arm / arm64 dynamic Yes Any
Android-Emulator (+Wear) 32 dynamic Yes Any
SailfishOS arm system Yes Any
SailfishOS-Emulator 32 system Yes Any
Raspberry Pi (1/2/3) arm dynamic / system Yes Any
Ubuntu Touch arm / 64 system Yes Any
JavaScript 32 static Yes Any
WebAssembly 32 static Yes Any
iOS arm64 static No macOS
iOS-Simulator 64 static No macOS
AsteroidOS arm system No Linux
FreeBSD 32 / 64 system No FreeBSD


This package is released under LGPLv3

Qt itself is licensed and available under multiple licenses.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the qt README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.