Note: Also see this Update on Binaries and Upstreaming (ed., Feb 24 ’12)
We are committed to making QNX the #1 platform for Qt development on mobile devices. As part of our commitment to Qt, we are currently optimizing the build process to make things as streamlined as possible for developers. This includes integration with standard QNX development tools as well as QtCreator so you can create your Qt apps in the Qt way and target them for QNX.
To save having to build the Qt libraries yourself, we’ve pre-built the Qt binaries for you for QNX and posted them on our downloads page at github.
Correction: The binaries are not yet there; in the meantime, use the simple instructions in the “Getting Started” document and build them from the sources (ed.)
You can also download the preview of QtCreator with the QNX plugin from the same downloads page. We expect that the QNX plugin will be officially available in the next version of QtCreator, version 2.5.
To help getting started, we’ve created a number of instructional guides for developing with Qt on QNX. Check out the getting started guide for instructions on how to get your environment up and running quickly.
- Getting started with Qt on BlackBerry
- Connecting your PlayBook to a host machine
- Hello World using CLI tools
Currently our Qt source is being hosted on github but we will be moving our sources into the Qt Project soon and will continue to actively contribute to Qt in general. We consider it important to not only open source the work we have done but to also continue to work in an open source fashion with the Qt community.
If you have questions related to Qt development on PlayBook, come post your questions on the BlackBerry Developer Zone Forum. You can post your questions in the NDK section and Qt experts will help you find your answers.
I encourage you to experiment by building a Qt app on PlayBook and see just how easy it is to create rich, compelling apps with this toolkit.
Look for more exciting developments coming soon!