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can't get Qt Application Manager Desktop System-UI Example working

  • Hello,

    I'm trying to get this example running:

    I don't understand the part that says :

    The example can be started from within the minidesk folder with:

    path/to/bin/appman -c am-config.yaml -r

    I'm assuming I run his from the terminal, but I can't find appman. I get a "Command appman not found" error.

    I searched my entire file system for appman, and it was not found.

    I have Qt 5.11.1 installed. Are there some other tools I also need to install? I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.


    -Bob Zurad

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    From a quick look at the documentation, did you already follow the corresponding installation chapter ?

  • @SGaist
    Is this package normally available? It seems to require a licence

    Qt ApplicationManager is available under commercial Qt Automotive Suite licenses. In addition, it is available under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3, or See Qt Licensing for further details.

    In any case, I can't find anything in my Qt distribution (5.11.0) on Windows nor Linux related to ApplicationManager which is supposed to be a QML type.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    It's part of the automotive suit which is only available pre-compiled to the commercial customer. You'll have to do it by hand.

  • @SGaist
    Ah... OK. Thanks, as always.

  • @SGaist Thank you for your reply. Yes, I installed everything listed in the Installation Chapter. Perhaps the bigger issue is that I can't even find the files for the Application Manager Desktop System-UI Example on my file system. I got the files by downloading them from the example page here

    Is the Automotive Suite available in the 10 day trail of Commercial download? That's what I installed.


    -Bob Zurad

  • According to this article, the Qt Automotive Suite requires a commercial license. It must not be included in the trial license I signed up for because I can't even select Qt Automotive Suite as an option in the installer.

    This answers my question. I guess I'll have to get a commercial license.


    -Bob Zurad

  • Posting with my account that has a commercial license.

    As it turns out, this example is only included in the Qt Automotive Suite. The Qt Automotive Suite requires an extra license, separate from a commercial license. And without a Qt Automotive Suite license associated with your Qt account, the Qt installer and Qt Maintenance tool will not download this example, the Qt Application Manager, or any other component associated with the Qt Automotive Suite, regardless whether or not those components are available with GPL and commercial licenses. A Qt representative told me that this is an issue with their Qt Installer / Maintenance Tool that they are working to resolve. In the meantime, I was given a 30 day license to the Qt Automotive Suite so I could download and install the Qt Application Manager.

  • @bobzurad
    Thanks for the info!

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