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Set Up Qt Application Manager Devices

Add a Qt Application Manager Device in Qt Creator

You have to set up a Qt Application Manager device to deploy and run applications on them from within Qt Creator. Currently, the Qt Application Manager plugin supports three different kinds of devices. The setup procedure only varies slightly.

Note: Regardless of the device type you need to have a working and valid Qt Application Manager installation on the target device.

To connect a working device:

  1. Select Tools > Options > Devices.
  2. Depending on the device type:
    • For the desktop PC, use localhost, as for a generic linux device. For more information, see Connecting Embedded Linux Devices.
    • For generic linux devices, see Connecting Embedded Linux Devices
    • For Boot to Qt devices, follow the corresponding device wizard steps.

    Currently, the plugin doesn't support other device types.

You can change the Application Manager binary directory later on in the Kits settings specifying AppManager path.

Add a Qt Version for Qt Automotive Suite

Before setting up the kit you have to add your Qt Automotive Suite version to Qt Creator. In general, this procedure is the same as adding any Qt version to the Qt Creator.

Note: The Automotive Suite Qt version is detected when the appman-packager binary is found in the same folder as qmake.

For more information, see Adding Qt Versions.

Add Kits for Qt Application Manager Devices

By default, the automatically detected Qt Application Manager kit supports Boot2Qt devices only. All Boot2Qt Kits that are detected will then be cloned automatically, when Qt Creator starts up. Use these Kits for Generic Linux targets. To cross-compile for your target, you also have to set the correct sysroot and compiler.

Note: If you notice there's a warning about the device type not being supported by the Qt version, it is safe to ignore it.

Available under certain Qt licenses.
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