Auto-deploying your Qt Application

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Deploy on Travis for Linux

Travis help you to deploy your application automatically. when you push a commit on github, it runs a virtual machine and execute a script defined by your .travis.yml file. Here is a travis example which compile a Qt project, make an AppImage and send it to You can check a code example here [1]

language: cpp dist: trusty compiler: g++ sudo: required


 - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:beineri/opt-qt58-trusty -y
 - sudo apt-get update


 - sudo apt-get install qt58base qt58svg qt58charts-no-lgpl qt58xmlpatterns
 - source /opt/qt58/bin/


 - /opt/qt58/bin/qmake PREFIX=/usr
 - make
 - # Generate AppImage
 - sudo apt-get -y install checkinstall
 - sudo checkinstall --pkgname=app --pkgversion="1" --pkgrelease="1" --backup=no --fstrans=no --default --deldoc
 - mkdir -p appdir/usr/bin ; cd appdir
 - dpkg -x ../app_1-1_amd64.deb . ; find .
 - mv ./usr/local/bin/* ./usr/bin/ 
 - cp ./usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/YOUR_APP_ICON.png .
 - cp ./usr/share/applications/YOUR_APP.desktop .
 - cd ..
 - wget -c ""
 - chmod a+x linuxdeployqt*.AppImage
 - unset QTDIR; unset QT_PLUGIN_PATH ; unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH
 - ./linuxdeployqt*.AppImage ./appdir/usr/bin/* -bundle-non-qt-libs
 - ./linuxdeployqt*.AppImage ./appdir/usr/bin/* -appimage
 - curl --upload-file ./YOUR_APPLICATION*.AppImage$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)-x86_64.AppImage

Deploy on AppVeyor for Windows

appveyor do the same thing than travis, but using Windows virtual machines. The following example compiles your Qt application on Windows and packages it via InnoSetup script. You can check a code example here[2].


   - master


 - set QTDIR=C:\Qt\5.8\mingw53_32
 - choco install -y InnoSetup
 - set PATH=%QTDIR%\bin;C:\Qt\Tools\mingw530_32\bin;%PATH%;"C:\Program Files (x86)\Inno Setup 5"


 - qmake
 - mingw32-make


 - windeployqt release/fastqt.exe
 - cmd: cp LICENSE release/LICENSE.txt
 - iscc innosetup.iss
 - rm release/*.o
 - rm release/*.cpp


 - path: Output\YOUR-APP-*.exe
 - path: release
   type: zip