Qt Application Manager

Overview

The application manager binary (appman) is a headless daemon by itself. You need to supply a suitable QML file via the command-line or via a config file at startup, which then acts as a compositing window manager using the APIs that are exported from the C++ side.

For a high-level overview, see Introduction to the Qt Application Manager.

Important topics

Tools

Controller

A command-line utility to trigger the installation of a specified package on the target device.

Packager

A command-line utility to manage the installation of packages.

Reference

Examples

"Hello World!" System UI Example

Learn how to write your first System UI.

Animated Windows System UI Example

Learn how to animate windows to appear and disappear.

Desktop System UI Example

Illustrates a minimal Desktop System UI in pure QML.

Display Frame Rate for the System UI and Applications Example

How to use the FrameTimer to display information about the frame rate.

Display Information about Application Processes Example

How to use ProcessStatus to display application process information.

Implement a Custom Application Manager Example

Provides the basic structure and starting point for a custom application manager executable.

Intents System UI and Applications Example

Three applications and a System-UI communicating over Intents.

Multiple Views per Window System UI Example

Learn how to render a WindowObject using multiple WindowItems.

Licenses and Attributions

Qt ApplicationManager is available under commercial Qt Automotive Suite licenses. In addition, it is available under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3, or See Qt Licensing for further details.

Executables on Windows potentially link against The qtmain Library. This library is available under commercial licenses, and in addition under the BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License.

Furthermore Qt ApplicationManager potentially contains third party modules under following permissive licenses:

libarchive, version 3.3.2

BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License

libbacktrace, version 2016-05-18

BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License

libyaml, version 0.2.1

MIT License

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