Some of us use a VPS or prefer to compile our servers by command line. Do us a favor and make QT OPTIONAL (is that even possible without too much work?)?
No - it uses QT for EVERYTHING from basic networking to you name it. It’s deeply rooted in both client and server side code.
QT is a lot more than GUI these days. It is verging on an entire user-space interface kit for cross-platform programming.