[vtkusers] Why do Qt examples ignore statically linked Qt*.lib(s) and instead depend on Qt*.dll(s)?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sun May 9 19:49:41 EDT 2010

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Constantine Z <mnkz at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hello ALL.
> I've built VTK (with examples) 5.6.0 n VS 2008 with static linking. Latest
> CMake, latest Qt. Linker properties page lists Qt*.lib(s) for static
> linking.
> However, dependency tracker shows the executables depend on Qt*.dll(s). When
> I run the executables (naturally) they attempt to load Qt*.dll(s). It works
> fine when Qt*.dll(s) directory is in system path.
> Can someone please clarify why do we need Qt*.dll(s) when an executable is
> built with static Qt*.lib(s)?

Do you have the commercial/paid version of Qt? The free version does
not support static linking.


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