Qt 5 for Raspberry Pi (QtonPi) 0.1 Release

Nokia Qt Labs has announced the very first release of Qt5 for Raspberry: QtonPi 0.1.

QtonPi 0.1 includes a pre-alpha release of Qt 5, but Qt 5 alpha will be part of the next release. So bear in mind that it’s likely to be buggy and some features are missing.

This release is includes:

  • Base Layer
    • Fedora RPM Packages plus some additional Raspberry Pi specific packages
    • Linaro GCC 4.5.4 toolchain
    • QtonPi image creator and sysroot tools
  • Middleware
    • Documentation on how to get toolchain + sysroot + Qt Creator working to Develop Apps
    • Qt 5 running on full-screen EGFS mode

The release can be downloaded via:

Alternatively if you are already running the Debian 6 image in the emulator or Raspberry Pi board, you can install the latest snapshot (e.g. nightly build) by adding

deb http://archive.qmh-project.org/rpi/debian/ unstable main

to /etc/apt/sources.list and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qt50-snapshot

This will install the snapshot in /opt/qt50-snapshot where you can access the binaries (e.g. qmlscene) and samples.

To get started with QtonPi, you can go to http://wiki.qt-project.org/QtonPi/Create#QtonPi_App_SDK

If you find issues with QtonPi, you can use QtonPi JIRA to submit Bug Reports and Feature Requests.

Finally, if you are interested in what’s next for Qt5 on Raspberry Pi, you can check out QtonPi Roadmap.

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“sudo apt-get install qt50-snapshot” … I see various things in /opt/qt50-snapshot but no signs of binaries scripts, just libraries and headers, and nothing called qmlscene. Have things been reorganized?