[Interest] Does anyone have Qt3D running on any embedded board?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Aug 1 01:46:37 CEST 2017

On segunda-feira, 31 de julho de 2017 15:54:50 PDT Christian Gagneraud wrote:
> Texas Instrument Sitara (BBB) and Freescale imx6 are the latest
> "stable" HW targeted at the embedded/industrial world. I don't know
> much about the Broadcom SoC (RPI3)...

The error message we saw was that the OpenGL ES driver did not support loops. 
That was an Raspberry Pi, not 3, so maybe it doesn't apply. But I can't tell 
you whether the problem is a hardware limitation or if it's a software one. If 
it's the latter, who's to say that it won't affect other boards with better 

[That's what you get for relying on closed-source drivers]

As for imx6, Sean did say it worked for him.

> Anyway, my point was that it should be straight forward to demo Qt3D
> on these boards. All of them have decent CPU and GPU.

Subject to verification.

> These are not gadgets, they are cheap boards, that many people use at
> home *and* at work to demo technologies like Qt.

"Cheap" usually implies "low-end".

And again, my point is that I don't see why we should make demos that run on 
low-end devices that can't be used for something meaningful. Make a meaningful 
demo that is a good cross-section of what you can do with Qt3D and what it can 
exercise the hardware for. 

If the demo won't run, stop trying to use Qt3D or get better hardware/drivers.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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