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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-118542

Support ARM-based Linux desktops as a development platform and target for Qt on desktop



    • User Story
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • P2: Important
    • None
    • 6.7
    • Packaging & Installer
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      What is the benefit? Why is this valuable?

      Qt has a long history of supporting ARM-based platforms as a development target. With a broader availability of ARM-based desktop hardware and interest from various customers, we should provide support for using Linux on ARM-based hardware as a development host. This would also allow development and running of Qt-based apps on the same machine and not only deploying to a remote ARM-based target. In addition to following  customer requests, we also ensure early support, and get prepared ahead of a potentially high demand in the future

      What are common use cases?

      End user has an ARM-based development host with Windows OS,  writing code, compiling, running, testing and packaging an app on one (the same, ARM-based) machine.

      Note that there is no known demand to cross-compile on ARM-based host and deploy to a x86-based target. So, we assume that for the development of x86 apps, an x86 host is used.

      Technical information

      Leat problems are expected on the platform side. More work might be needed on the packaging and testing side as well as for the installer


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              janihe Jani Heikkinen
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