Burkhard on Qt Embedded Systems: No. 4

Welcome to Episode 4 of my newsletter with the following content. My Blog Posts Creating Simple Installers with CPack. How to use relative rpaths how to package Qt applications into tarballs. News Available now: Qt for Small Business. Good Qt license option for businesses with less than 250,000 USD revenue per year. New Linux-powered...

Creating Simple Installers with CPack

In my recent post Benefits of a Relocatable Qt, I explained how to relocate Qt from a build server to a developer PC and from the PC to an embedded system. Qt is installed in three different locations. My solution has two small deficiencies. First, it sets the install rpath to an absolute path...

Benefits of a Relocatable Qt

Bob builds Qt for the development team on a fast compute server. He packs Qt into a tarball and hands the tarball to his teammates. Alice installs the Qt tarball on her PC in a directory that differs from the installation directory used by Bob. As the target embedded system runs on an AMD...

Less Love for FOSS Qt Users

From Qt 5.15, The Qt Company make their offering a bit more inconvenient for FOSS users. They announced three changes: A Qt account is mandatory to download binary Qt packages. The offline installer is not available to FOSS users any more. LTS (long-term support) releases are not available to FOSS users, once the next...

Introduction to the SAE J1939 Standard

In the early days of controller area networks (CAN), every device manufacturer interpreted CAN frames in its own proprietary way. When you changed the engine of a harvester from Volvo to MAN, you would have to reimplement the communication with the engine from scratch. Fendt tractors wouldn’t be able to communicate with John Deere...

Burkhard on Qt Embedded Systems: No. 1

Welcome to episode 1 of my newsletter Burkhard on Qt Embedded Systems. My resolution for 2020 is to write this newsletter monthly – for a long long time. If you want to receive my newsletter by email at the end of each month, fill out the subscription form in the sidebar right (on mobile...

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