[buildgear-devel] Added new build files repository 'cross-qt' which contains support for QT4/QT5

Martin Lund martin.lund at keep-it-simple.com
Wed Apr 24 08:19:14 MDT 2013

Hi all,

Just made public our cross-qt build files repository which contains 
support for QT4 and QT5. You can find the repository here:


To use it simply add it as a git submodule next to the other cross 
submodules in your board repository.

Please notice, that if you want to be able to compile all the QT5 
modules you will have to overlay the qtbase build with your own build 
containing support for opengl (glesv2/egl) because some QT5 modules do 
simply not compile without opengl support. This could be a QT5 bug but 
I'm not sure and haven't investigated further. Regardless, you will want 
to enable opengl/glesv2/egl to get a decent performance for your 
particular board.

If you are wondering what the difference is between a non-opengl 
(linuxfb) and opengl qtbase configuration is, then you can find the 
basic difference in this commit:


Until recently we used the rather large single QT5 everywhere tarball 
but with help from Jesper we have now migrated to the use of the newly 
introduced split QT5 component tarballs. For many use cases this 
drastically reduces the total build time.

QT4 does not provide split tarballs so it will continue to be a large 
single build.

Have fun :)


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