On your development PC, you simply hit Ctrl+R (Run) in QtCreator to build and run your Qt application. When you want to run the application on an embedded system, you must perform four tasks:
- You cross-build the Qt application for the target embedded system in a Docker container.
- You stop the application on the target system.
- You copy the application from the development PC to the target system with
- You start the application on the target system.
Wouldn’t you love to hit Ctrl+R in QtCreator and to have QtCreator perform the above four steps for you? Of course, you would! I’ll show you how in this post. Running an application on an embedded system will be the same as running the application on a PC.
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