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C language library for creating bindings for the Qt QML language.


Currently the DOtherSide library is used by the following bindings:

  • nimqml, QML bindings for the Nim programming language
  • qml_zig, QML bindings for the Zig programming language

It was historically used by:

  • dqml, QML bindings for the D programming language
  • qml-rust, QML bindings for the Rust programming language

Supported features

The following features are implementable from a binding language

  • Creation of custom QObject
  • Creation of custom QAbstractItemModels (Lists, Tables and Trees)
  • Creation of custom properties, signals and slots
  • Creation of QObjects from QML
  • Registration of singletons in QML
  • Creation of custom image providers

Prebuilt binaries

Currently we provide the prebuilt binaries for Windows through the GitHub releases page or directly as artifacts from Github actions

Change log

The project change log can be read here.

Supported platforms

Currently we support the following platforms/compilers:

  • Linux both 32/64bit with gcc
  • Windows 32/64bit with Visual Studio 2013|2015 Community Edition

Build requirements

You need the following software:

  • Qt 5.12 or higher or Qt 6.2 or higher
  • Linux: gcc 4.8 or later with c++11 support or higher
  • Windows: Visual Studio 2013|2015 Community Edition (Windows) or higher

Qt5 and Qt6 Notes

We support both Qt5 and Qt6 builds but we don't support coesisteance of the DOtherSide library compiled in both ways. In other words the DOtherSide so name is the same compiled with Qt5 or Qt6. This is a current limitation but we could change this in future.

Build instructions:

cd /path/to/cloned/repo
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
cmake --build .

Install Instructions

Once you built the package just type

make install

by default cmake will install to the default CMAKE prefix. If you want to customize this location type the following command during the build steps when invoking cmake

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/path/to/install/prefix path/to/CMakeLists.txt