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Qbs is a tool that helps simplify the build process for developing projects across multiple platforms.

To install Qbs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install qbs --version 1.8.0

To upgrade Qbs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade qbs --version 1.8.0


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        -PackageName 'qbs' `
        -Url '' `
        -UnzipLocation "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" `
        -Url64bit '' `
        -Checksum 'a968f3128fe25cb38859b7cee7023102554ce2745b9626b563d30a9fc97abfe412fb4e38ae0eefcee3a19a9a11afe990ce6e8a4bec06a988353d29477d740bb9' `
        -ChecksumType 'sha512' `
        -Checksum64 'a35168ea5264c332044b5e8ee59090a3bb4c45247b17254d07b18de5ae51ef4984cf574ec1d0833669f2e6a3fbfe2ca0facb8c20e9d3da780aeb7330974c4633' `
        -ChecksumType64 'sha512'
    # Workaround until the next release which includes
    If (Test-Path "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\qbs-windows-x86_64-1.8.0") {
        Copy-Item "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\qbs-windows-x86_64-1.8.0\bin\*.dll" `
            "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\qbs-windows-x86_64-1.8.0\libexec\qbs"
    } Else {
        Copy-Item "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\qbs-windows-x86-1.8.0\bin\*.dll" `
            "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\qbs-windows-x86-1.8.0\libexec\qbs"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Qt Project


© 2017 The Qt Company Ltd.


Release Notes

qbs 1.8.0

* General:
* It is no longer strictly required to provide a profile.
* Sub-second timestamp resolutions are now supported on Unix
* Added a convenient replacement for
product.moduleProperty("module", "property"), namely
* The loadFile and loadExtension functions are deprecated in
favor of the new require function, which accepts arguments of either
form accepted by the deprecated functions.
* Added new tool qbs-create-project to set up a new qbs
project from an existing source tree.
* FileTagger items can now have conditions.
* Probe items can now appear directly under a Project item.
* Cpp module:
* Added support for QNX and the QCC toolchain
* Added the cpp.useRPathLink property to control whether
to use the -rpath-link linker option.
* Provided the means to easily combine source files for the C
language family in order to support "amalgamation builds".
* Introduced cpp.treatSystemHeadersAsDependencies.
* Qt modules:
* Introduced property Qt.core.combineMocOutput.
* Introduced Qt.core.enableKeywords for simple disabling of
the "signals", "slots" and "emit" symbols.
Important bug fixes:
* Improved scalability of parallel builds on Linux by starting
Process commands via a dedicated launcher process.
Behavior changes:
* The base directory for source files changed from the product
source directory to the parent directory of the file where the files are

qbs 1.7.2

Important bug fixes:
* macOS: Fixed App Extension builds on older versions of Xcode/macOS
* Windows: Fixed handling of files on network shares
* Fixed syntax error in Qt module that occurred with static Qt builds
* Several fixes for the Visual Studio generator (QBS-1077, QBS-1100)

qbs 1.7.1

Important bug fixes:
* Fixed race condition in qmake build (QBS-1091)
* Qt Creator no longer leaves empty build directories
behind after cancelled project loading (QTCREATORBUG-17543)
* Fixed an exception crossing the API boundary

qbs 1.7.0

* Added a generator for Visual Studio projects.
* The Group item is now nestable.
* Stricter type checking for properties.
* Added support for generating qrc files.
* Added full support for the QtScxml module.
* Introduced cpp.soVersion.
* Added support for building Inno Setup packages.
* Tentative support for Visual Studio 2017.
* We now assume UTF-8 encoding for project files.
* In Scanner items, input.fileName now contains
a filename rather than the full path.
* Warnings encountered during project resolving are now stored
and re-displayed when the project is loaded.
* Documentation was improved in several places, most
notably for the Rule item.
* Support for the deprecated Transformer item was removed.
Important bug fixes:
* Long paths on Windows are handled (QBS-1068).
* Cyclic module dependencies are detected (QBS-1044).
* The libqbscore soname now includes the minor version,
so that it will not stay the same across ABI changes

qbs 1.6.1

* Added cpp.linkerWrapper property.
Important bug fixes:
* Fixed a number of bugs evaluating module properties (QBS-845, QBS-1005).
* Fixed x86_64 > x86 cross compiling (QBS-1028).
* Fixed dynamic rules with generated inputs (QBS-1029).

qbs 1.6.0

  • Added lex_yacc module.
  • Introduced property cpp.systemRunPaths.
  • Introduced the ability to check a module's version in a Depends item.
  • Introduced cpp.driverFlags, which allows specifying flags to be
    passed to the compiler driver (in any mode), but never the system linker.
  • Introduced cpp.linkerMode property to allow selection of the
    correct linker (C driver, C++ driver, or system linker) based on the
    objects being linked.
  • Added automatic escaping of arguments passed to the
    cpp.linkerFlags and cpp.platformLinkerFlags properties using the -Wl
    or -Xlinker syntaxes. To revert to the old behavior,
    Project.minimumQbsVersion can be set to a version lower than 1.6.
  • Each build configuration now requires a unique name, which
    is specified on the command line in the same place that qbs.buildVariant
    used to be specified. This allows building for multiple configurations
    with the same variant.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Qbs 1.12.1 469 Friday, September 21, 2018 approved
Qbs 1.12.0 345 Thursday, July 19, 2018 approved
Qbs 1.11.1 449 Friday, May 4, 2018 approved
Qbs 1.11.0 1726 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 approved
Qbs 1.10.1 866 Thursday, February 15, 2018 approved
Qbs 1.10.0 243 Friday, December 8, 2017 approved
Qbs 1.9.1 1153 Thursday, October 5, 2017 approved
Qbs 1.9.0 299 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 approved
Qbs 1.8.1 211 Wednesday, July 5, 2017 approved
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