What's New In This Release

The Qt for Android Automotive 6.5 release is significant in a number of ways.

Note: Some features are at the technology preview stage and will be marked as such in the API documentation and the change log.

Architecture change

Normally Qt products do not have binary or source breaks between minor releases. However, given that Qt for Android Automotive is a young product we took the opportunity to improve the encapsulation, ease of use, and deployment of the APIs. This was done by reorganizing existing classes and types into logically grouped modules. This structure also will reduce the development effort required for future additions to the APIs.

New features

For a good overview of the features introduced in this release see the Qt for Android Automotive 6.5 is released blog post.

Porting from 6.4 to 6.5

There are source and binary compatibility breaks between Qt for Android Automotive versions 6.4 and 6.5. All classes and types should be considered deprecated with the following exceptions:

Practically, the deprecated classes and types have only been moved so the only two things required to port your application to Qt for Android Automotive 6.5.

  • Update the import or include statements in your code.
  • Update the library linking statements in your project's CMakeList.txt file.

For details see the statements at the top of all namespace, class, and QML type documentation pages.

API change details

New Classes

New Member Functions

Class QAndroidAppsUtils:

int appUid(const QString &packageName)
bool startAppOnScreen(const QString &packageName, const QScreen *screen)
bool startAppOnScreen(const QString &packageName, int displayId)

Class QAppItem:

int uid() const

New QML Types

New QML Properties

QML Type AndroidUserProfiles:

currentUser : AndroidUserDetails

New QML Methods

QML Type AndroidAppsUtils:

int appUid(string packageName)
bool startAppOnScreen(string packageName, const QQuickScreenInfo *screenInfo)
bool startAppOnScreenById(string packageName, int displayId)

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