[Interest] Android: This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "android"
c.wassmuth at oculus.de
Thu Jan 5 13:55:07 CET 2017
I think that was exactly my problem. I fool read the known issues page and noticed the recommendation for the r10e ndk, because of the bug in r11. But I thought that newer ndk are not affected and I expected a compile error, instead of the runtime error.
Apparently the bug doesn't show up in every build. With the same ndk I built 5.7.1 and 5.8.0-rc1 which worked. Then pulled 5.8 back again and now even this build runs well.
Thank you for your help!
From: Interest [mailto:interest-bounces+c.wassmuth=oculus.de at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 10:11 AM
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Subject: Re: [Interest] Android: This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "android"
In Android NDK r11 and up there is a bug in GCC which causes this to happen, so in order to compile Qt, you have to use Android NDK r10e.
Since Google has deprecated GCC now, they do not intend to fix this problem, but their replacement, clang, currently creates too large binaries to be usable for us. They are looking into this problem, though. You can follow and join the discussion here:
Also, see known issues in Android here:
Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt
Senior Manager, R&D
The Qt Company
0484 Oslo, Norway
eskil.abrahamsen-blomfeldt at qt.io
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