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Deploy and Run Applications on Qt Application Manager Devices

Deployment Settings

Overall, the deployment consists of four steps that depend on each other. Usually, you can use the default settings.

Warning: The deployment only works if you have added the info.yaml file to your project file. When using qmake you can use the OTHER_FILES variable. This info.yaml file has to comply with the Qt Application Manager Manifest Definition.

"Deploy to \qtam Devices"

The plugin takes the following deployment steps:

  1. Make install

    The plugin automatically executes a make install command to a temporary location within the build directory. You can add files to the package by using the INSTALLS variable.

    Note: Your application has to be self contained and must ship all its dependencies within the application package. Only exception are dependencies to the general system available on the target, like Qt or QML imports.

  2. Create Application Manager package

    The packaging utility is used to create the package file based on the content available in the source directory. For more information, see Qt Application Manager packager.

  3. Deploy Application Manager package

    In this step the plugin copies the package file to a temporary location on the target. For local PC this step is hidden.

  4. Install Application Manager package

    The package file will be installed into the system using the controller utility on the target. For more information, see Qt Application Manager controller

    Note: The appman has to be running on the target or this step will fail.

Run Settings

Before the application is launched the System UI must be started locally by selecting Tools > Qt Automotive Suite > minidesk.

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