Request recommendations of Linux distros for Qt5 and Qt Android development?
Can someone recommend a Linux distro for Qt5 and Android development?
The reason I am looking is I am currently having some compiler environment difficulties under OSX 10.9.4. While Linux may not solve these problems I thought I might try.
Debian/Ubuntu/Gentoo are generally good. Don't forget to install the OpenGL dev package.
IMO the best choice for productivity and ease of use is Kubuntu.
Definitely, if you want to avoid dependency problems, go for a distro from Debian or *buntu family, as most of the guides and wiki pages are written primarily for them.
OpenSUSE - I guess, this is will be a good variant
Thank you all.
The *buntu family sounds like good advice since most guides and wiki pages are written for them.
Kubuntu sounds worth a try. Thanks for the tip!
Success!! I have a Qt 5.3.1 "hello world" widget app finally running on an Android simulator.
In summary, do not bother with developing under Ubuntu 64-bit. I expect it could be made to work but not worth the effort to me.
Qt Android Development Environment:
- Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 32-bit ( I failed using 64-bit Ubuntu )
- Qt 5.3.1
- JDK: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-i386 ( Do not use Java 7 )
- SDK: /home/edward/android/adt-bundle-linux-x86-20140702/sdk
- NDK: /home/edward/android/android-ndk-r10
After installing all package updates I added one additional SDK.
Eclipse->Android SDK Manager:
- [x] Android 3.2 (API 13)->SDK Platform Installed
Android simulators are a pain. The default settings often will not work. They are slow and cumbersome.
- AVD: nexus7-api-20armeabi-v7a
** Target: Android 4.4W - API Level 20
** Android Wear ARM (aremabi-v7a)
** [x] Hardware keyboard
** Skin: No Skin
** RAM: 1024 ( If I made any bigger the simulator would not run )
** VM Heap: 32
** Internal Storage: 200 MiB
** SD Card: Size: 1024 MiB
** Enmlation Options: (none)
I thought I would try Qt 5.3.1 once again. This time when I installed, I did not try selecting Android x86 or Android armv5 as doing so seemed to break the Qt 5.3.1 installer under Ubuntu 64-bit. This may have been due to a missing 32-bit dependency under Ubuntu 64-bit. Anyway all I wanted was the default gcc and Android armv7 anyway
I no longer needed to manually add the following build environment variable fro my Qt project:
There is nothing Android specific in my Qt project file. I also removed the INCLUDEPATH and LIBS from my Qt project file:
#INCLUDEPATH += $$(ANDROID_NDK_ROOT)/sources/cxx-stl/gnu-libstdc++/$$(ANDROID_NDK_TOOLCHAIN_VERSION)/libs/armeabi-v7a/include
#LIBS += -L$$(ANDROID_NDK_ROOT)/sources/cxx-stl/gnu-libstdc++/$$(ANDROID_NDK_TOOLCHAIN_VERSION)/libs/armeabi
I hope this may help some other Android newbie.
Hm, I am running Android apps from Ubuntu 14.04 without any problems... the SDK comes in 64b flavor, and 64b OpenJDK (7 in my case) works well, too.
Yes me too. Same configuration as that of sierdzio's. No problem at all.
I m using Chakra Linux and all works ;-)