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  • About Grantlee
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About Grantlee

Grantlee is a set of Free Software libraries written using the Qt framework. Currently two libraries are shipped with Grantlee: Grantlee Templates and Grantlee TextDocument.

The goal of Grantlee Templates is to make it easier for application developers to separate the structure of documents from the data they contain, opening the door for theming and advanced generation of other text such as code.

The syntax uses the syntax of the Django template system, and the core design of Django is reused in Grantlee.

{% for athlete in athlete_list %}
<li>{{ }}{% if athlete.isCaptain %} (C){% endif %}</li>
{% endfor %}

Part of the design of both template systems is that application developers can extend the syntax by implementing their own tags and filters. For details of how to do that, see the API documentation.


To build Grantlee, you need at least Qt5.3 (with development packages) and CMake 3.1. Out-of-source builds are recommended:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$prefix ..
cmake --build .
cmake --build . --target install


Grantlee is covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1, or at your option, any later version. All contributions to Grantlee must be covered by the same license.

The details of the license are in the COPYING file in the source distribution.


Grantlee is hosted on github, and welcomes pull requests and issues.