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Qt 5 on Raspberry Pi


Qt 5 on Raspberry Pi

(This is a provisional page while we find our home at http://qt-project.org )
Qt 5 and Raspberry Pi combine perfectly in so many ways. The goal of this project is to develop the pieces needed for platform and application developers to enjoy Qt 5 after investing $35 in a Raspberry Pi board:

  • Taku, a minimal Linux open source stack.
  • Qt Creator integration.

We have got some pre-release boards and we have reached the first proofs of concept. We are in contact with the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Broadcom to ensure that Qt 5 is well supported and all the components of this projects can be released and developed openly. We are also waiting for the debut of qt-project.org to request the use of the common project infrastructure there.
This project has been initiated by a small team of passionate mobile/embedded developers at Nokia and ICS. Anybody is invited to join! We are having a provisional forum thread [developer.qt.nokia.com] while the actual project mailing list arrives.


Meet Qt 5

  • Top performance in constrained hardware.
  • Great development environment (C++, Javascript, HTML5, OpenGL, QML, Qt SDK).
  • Open development, open roadmap, open governance.
  • Intro [labs.qt.nokia.com] & source code [qt.gitorious.org].

Meet Raspberry Pi

  • An ARM GNU/Linux box for $35.
  • Open specs, open source community.
  • Broadcom BCM2835 SoC.
  • 700 MHz ARM11 – 256MB.
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 – 1080p.
  • Ethernet, HDMI, USB, 3.5 mm jack.
  • http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Meet Taku

  • Just the minimum Linux dependencies to boot Qt 5.
  • All open source & (soon) public.
  • 7 seconds to command line.
  • Qt Creator integration.
  • First satisfactory prototype made by about 3 people in about 3 weeks.
  • Stable URL soon at qt-project.org


  • Qt development on cool hardware anybody can afford.
  • Sexy for adventurous app developers & OSS tinkerers.
  • Good to test the new Qt Project open governance.
  • Useful to prototype Qt 5 mobile / embedded products.

Source Qt Developer http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Qt_5_on_Raspberry_Pi

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