Qt 5 on Raspberry Pi - the thread
Hi, you might have heard about this sweet tiny project aiming to blend Qt 5 with the Raspberry Pi board. Hopefully one day this will be an active initiative within the Qt Project but as for today we are starting with this wiki page [developer.qt.nokia.com] and this forum thread.
Questions? Comments? Discuss!
We’re also trying to bring the joys of Qt to the Raspberry Pi in the Mer project ( http://www.merproject.org ), MeeGo-derived Core with a ARMv6+VFP port.
Let’s have a chat in #mer IRC on irc.freenode.net on how we can collaborate – while we provide a bigger stack than the bare minimum you have, I think we have a lot in common when targetting Raspberry Pi and using Qt on there :)
[EDIT: fixed link, Volker]
Taku is just a codename for the minimum list of components you need to have Qt 5 running on the hardware. Nothing else, really. This project puts all the focus on Qt 5 and, of course, the Raspberry Pi. There is no willingness to join the OS discussions at all.
In fact I carefully avoided the word “OS” in the wiki page, referring to ‘Linux stack’ or ‘dependencies’ precisely to stay away from this expectation. Surely I could have done better since the first thing vgrade tweeted (actually the second) was about “#nokia #taku” which is just plain wrong. Taku doesn’t aim to become an OS, it is definitely not something that is developed by Nokia. There is a couple of engineers that happen to work at Nokia, a couple of enginners that happen to work at ICS and that is pretty much about it. Qt 5 and Raspberry Pi is what matters here.
Taku is just a codename for the minimum list of components you need to have Qt 5 running on the hardware. Nothing else, really. This project puts all the focus on Qt 5 and, of course, the Raspberry Pi. The re is no willingness to join the OS discussions at all.
Makes sense – my interest was in the graphics parts on Raspberry Pi and Qt5 usage of those, OS, not so much :) Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Just in case you have missed the last news:
400 boards available to Qt 5 developers!
431 candidates as we speak!
But first we are looking for mentors to cover areas of development and help with the selection of accepted participants. Check the Call for Qt on Raspberry Pi Mentors [blog.qt.nokia.com]
First #QtonPi mentors and participants accepted http://wiki.qt-project.org/QtonPi/Device_program/Accepted #waytogo
If you want to recommend a candidate this is the right place.