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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 and run 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.

You can change the Application Manager binary directory later on in the Kits settings specifying AppManager path.

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

By default, the automatically detected Qt Application Manager kit supports Boot2Qt devices only. In order to change this, you need to clone the Qt Application Manager kit and select the appropriate device, as described in Adding Kits. You can safely ignore the warning that the device type is not supported by Qt version, this works despite the warning. 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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