Difference between -embedded, -embedded arm and giving xplatform.
Can anyone tell me the difference in giving
-embedded arm, just
-xplatform linux-xyzin the build of Qt 4.8.6 when the compiler details are already given in mkspecs.
-devicein Qt5.9.1 build if we are already giving the compiler details in the mkspecs.
I have gone through the manuals and i think i understood the definition. But i am not sure about how it will influence the build and what difference it will make.
Thank you for the help.
-embeddedoption in Qt 4 is to build Qt for Embedded Linux which will use the QWS backend so no need for an X server.
-xplatformis to cross-compile for a given platform but a normal version of Qt i.e. non-embedded or desktop if you prefer.
Hope it helps
@SGaist Any difference in giving
-embedded, if we have given the proper compiler definitions in qmake.conf ?
-embeddedoption expects an architecture value.
@SGaist So if i am not giving any architecture, i am guessing it will check with the compiler for the architecture and use it.
Also could you tell me what difference it will make if we are giving -device and giving the compiler details in qmake.conf and using the -xplatform.
No I can't. I haven't checked all the variations you can make with configure's option.
Device usually refers to a mkpsec for a specific device.