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Requirements for Windows

Instructions in this documentation assume Windows 7 or 10, 32-bit or 64-bit.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Approximate minimal hardware requirements for running Boot to Qt are:

  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 500 MHz CPU, 1 GHz preferred for 60-FPS velvet-smooth UI
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 support *

* On GPU-less hardware, Qt Quick 2D Renderer can replace the OpenGL ES 2.0 requirement (with some limitations on graphics capabilities).

Requirements for Boot to Qt emulator

The Boot to Qt emulator in Qt for Device Creation relies on VirtualBox virtualization software. You can download it from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads or install it via the distribution tools. The minimum version is VirtualBox 4.3.

After you have installed VirtualBox, configure it:

  1. Start the VirtualBox user interface.
  2. Open the VirtualBox network settings as follows:
    • In VirtualBox 4.x, select File > Preferences > Network.
    • In VirtualBox 5.x and 6.x, select File > Host Network Manager.
  3. Create a new host-only network. VirtualBox automatically assigns a name for the new host-only network. On Windows the default name is VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter.

    Note: If the created host-only network is not named as VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter, you must change the VirtualBox settings to use the created host-only network. In VirtualBox:

    • Select Boot2Qt-59 machine in the VirtualBox main view.
    • Select Machine > Settings > Network > Adapter 1 and choose the created host-only network in the Name field.
  4. Edit the properties of the created host-only network:
    1. Change the IPv4 address to 192.168.56.1 and the IPv4 network mask to 255.255.255.0.
    2. Enable the DCHP server as follows:
      • In VirtualBox 4.x, open the DCHP Server tab and select the Enable Server check box.
      • In VirtualBox 5.x and 6.x, select the Enable check box for DCHP Server.
    3. Change the DCHP server address to 192.168.56.1.
    4. Change the DCHP server mask to 255.255.255.0.
    5. Change both the lower and upper address bounds for the DCHP server to 192.168.56.101.

If a firewall is enabled on the development host, it needs to allow TCP and UDP packets between your host and the virtual machine.

Requirements for Connecting Embedded Linux Devices

From Qt Creator 4.9 onwards, OpenSSH is used the for connections to remote embedded Linux devices during deployment and debugging. The OpenSSH suite is not delivered with Qt Creator, so you must download it and install it on your development PC.

There are several alternative OpenSSH downloads available. For example, the Git Windows installation package comes with the OpenSSH clients. For more information, see Git Downloads.

For more information how to configure Qt Creator for OpenSSH and embedded Linux devices, see Connecting Embedded Linux Devices.

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