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What's New in 2.1

Qt Quick Ultralite maintains source compatibility between minor releases. However, some changes may require you to adapt the application code accordingly. The following sections highlight such changes:

New features

  • Added support for Run Length Encoding (RLE) pixel formats, enabling another compression method for PNG. They can be enabled by setting the QUL_RESOURCE_IMAGE_PIXEL_FORMAT source file property to either XRGB8888RLE or ARGB8888RLE for opaque and non-opaque images respectively.
  • Updated the Qul::Application class with an additional constructor that accepts an ApplicationConfiguration instance to configure text cache.
  • Added support for RLE-compressed image layers on Renesas RH850.
  • Added the AutomaticCompressedLossless pixel format option to QUL_RESOURCE_IMAGE_PIXEL_FORMAT, together with the QUL_PLATFORM_DEFAULT_RESOURCE_COMPRESSED_LOSSLESS_PIXEL_FORMAT_ALPHA and QUL_PLATFORM_DEFAULT_RESOURCE_COMPRESSED_LOSSLESS_PIXEL_FORMAT_OPAQUE CMake variables. It enables the resource compiler to automatically choose the pixel format for lossless compression based on the platform defaults.
  • Added the freertos_app_switch example, demonstrating how to switch between a Qt Quick Ultralite application and another one using soft Reset.
  • Optimized binding template instantiations, reducing the code size considerably. The code size reduction could be 3%-15%, depending on on the tool chain and application.
  • Dropped leading (font metric) in the text layout for Text and StaticText items, ensuring that the text layout is compatible with Qt Quick.
  • Add documentation for framebuffers.
  • Added support for eliding single and multi-line texts.
  • Added the freertos_app_switch example to demonstrate how to switch between a Qt Quick Ultralite and non-Qt Quick Ultralite application.

Fixed issues

Qt for MCUs v2.1.0

  • Fixed unexpected behavior on the NXP boards due to unsupported color depth. Added checks to ensure that the given color depth is supported on the board.
  • Fixed property aliases to ensure that they can be used with the scale and rotation properties too.
  • Removed check for paths above the project root from the qul_add_resource implementation. It is now possible to include a resource that lives outside the project tree with the BASE path.
  • Fixed 1px offset issue in a StaticText item when used with the static font engine.
  • Fixed rendering issues on RT1170 while filling a vector image.
  • Removed the logic to center the window from the RH850 platform port, as this is handled by Qt Quick Ultralite Core. The layer example centers the window by default.
  • Updated documentation to include correct NXP SDK path.
  • Fixed the template for Slider to ensure that the handle is centered on the Slider.
  • Fixed STM platform ports for FreeRTOS to ensure that they initialize suspension properly.
  • Fixed flickering ImageLayer artifacts on RH850 due to memory bandwidth limitations. This can be avoided by placing resources in the VRAM. See Loading resources to VRAM for more information.
  • Fixed issues related to hardware performance logging on FreeRTOS.
  • Excluded the multiscreen example from the prebuilt examples for RH850.
  • Fixed the interrupt_handler example halting on NXP RT1050 with FreeRTOS.
  • Fixed SwipeView animation halting on tapping the screen during the animation.

Qt for MCUs v2.1.1

  • Ensured that the item layer's contents are rendered only if the layer is enabled.
  • Fixed incorrect type selection of glyph offset by the fontcompiler.
  • Fixed issues related to flashing the thermo demo by enabling resource compression on RT1064.
  • Fixed issures related to the installer content for the Qt for Device Creation Enterperise and Professional licenses. For more information, see Licensing Model.
  • Fixed linking issues related to the MonotypeSpark and MonotypeSparkAligned libraries.
  • Fixed display artifacts on NXP 1170 while running the swipe game demo.

New APIs

APIs for application development

New Classes

New Member Functions

Class ApplicationConfiguration:

void setTextCacheEnabled(bool value)
void setTextCacheSize(int size)
bool textCacheEnabled() const
int textCacheSize() const

New QML Properties

APIs for platform development

New Global Functions

Rh850::Configuration::LayerType layerType(int layerIndex)
void setLayerType(int layerIndex, Rh850::Configuration::LayerType layerType)

New Enum Types

enum LayerType { Sprite, Rle }

Changes in Previous Versions

What's New in 1.1

Changes in v1.1.0

What's New in 1.2

Changes in v1.2.0

What's New in 1.3

Changes in v1.3.0

What's New in 1.4

Changes in v1.4.0

What's New in 1.5

Changes in v1.5.0

What's New in 1.6

Changes in v1.6.0

What's New in 1.7

Changes in v1.7.0

What's New in 1.8

Changes in v1.8.0

What's New in 1.9

Changes in v1.9.0

What's New in 2.0

Changes in v2.0.0

What's New in 2.1

Changes in v2.1

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