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Setting Up Qt Application Manager Devices

Adding a Qt Application Manager Device in Qt Creator

You have to set up a Qt Application Manager device to deploy, run, and debug applications on them from within Qt Creator. Currently, the Qt Application Manager plugin supports three different kinds of devices. The setup procedure only varies slightly.

Note: Regardless of the device type you have to have a working and valid Qt Application Manager installation on the target device.

To connect a working device:

  1. Select Tools > Options > Devices.
  2. Depending on the device type:
    • For your desktop PC, you can skip this step
    • For generic linux devices, see Connecting Embedded Linux Devices
    • For Boot to Qt devices, follow the corresponding device wizard steps

    Other device types are currently not supported by the plugin.

  3. After you have set up your device, you need to add another device layer which re-uses the device. Select Device Wizard > Application Manager Device > Start Wizard. Use an easily identifiable name, for example you could prefix the normal device "AM Local PC". Then choose the device you want to use. In case it does not show in the list and you just created it in the previous step, make sure to select Apply in the Options dialog before restarting the wizard. The Application Manager binary directory has to point to the installation of your application manager binaries on the device - unless they are specified in the PATH variable.

You can change the Application Manager binary directory later on in the device settings. Select Tools > Options > Devices. To use another device, use the wizard to set up a new Application Manager device.

Adding a Qt Version for Qt Automotive Suite

Before setting up the kit you have to add your Qt Automotive Suite version to Qt Creator. In general, this procedure is the same as adding any Qt version to the Qt Creator.

Note: The Automotive Suite Qt version is detected when the appman-packager binary is found in the same folder as qmake.

For more information, see Adding Qt Versions.

Adding Kits for Qt Application Manager Devices

Qt Application Manager kits are not automatically detected, and therefore you have to add them, as described in Adding Kits. The only difference is that you have to choose an Application Manager device and the appropriate Qt Automotive Suite version. To cross-compile for your target, you also have to set the correct sysroot and compiler.

Available under certain Qt licenses.
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