CuteBuilder is an Open Source software making it easier to configure and to compile the Qt 4 development framework from Trolltech® with Microsoft Visual C++ (2005 or 2008).
CuteBuilder consists in a wizard which automatically detects the available compilers and configures the build environment to compile Qt with the selected one. It also offers exclusive compiler options which are normally only available to people who have a strong knowledge of both the Qt build system and the Visual C++ compiler.
For example, it is possible to compile a special version of Qt which better exploits the optimizating capabilities of Visual C++ (Whole Program Optimisation / Link-time Code Generation), or to obtain standalone binaries which require no dll installation on the target machine (like msvcr80.dll / msvcp80.dll or msvcr90.dll / msvcp90.dll), which also allows better optimization as there is no DLL boundary.
It also allows you to select wich parts and libraries to compile, wich helps to dramatically reduce the total build time.