Qt 5 on Raspberry Pi

Oct 20, 2011


Qt 5 on Raspberry Pi

(This is a provisional page while we find our home at )

Qt 5 and Raspberry Pi combine perfectly in so many ways. The goal of this project is to develop the pieces needed for platform and application developers to enjoy Qt 5 after investing $35 in a Raspberry Pi board:

  • Taku, a minimal Linux open source stack.
  • Qt Creator integration.

We have got some pre-release boards and we have reached the first proofs of concept. We are in contact with the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Broadcom to ensure that Qt 5 is well supported and all the components of this projects can be released and developed openly. We are also waiting for the debut of to request the use of the common project infrastructure there.

This project has been initiated by a small team of passionate mobile/embedded developers at Nokia and ICS. Anybody is invited to join! We are having a provisional forum thread [] while the actual project mailing list arrives.


Meet Qt 5

  • Top performance in constrained hardware.
  • Great development environment (C++, Javascript, HTML5, OpenGL, QML, Qt SDK).
  • Open development, open roadmap, open governance.
  • Intro [] & source code [].

Meet Raspberry Pi

  • An ARM GNU/Linux box for $35.
  • Open specs, open source community.
  • Broadcom BCM2835 SoC.
  • 700 MHz ARM11 – 256MB.
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 – 1080p.
  • Ethernet, HDMI, USB, 3.5 mm jack.

Meet Taku

  • Just the minimum Linux dependencies to boot Qt 5.
  • All open source & (soon) public.
  • 7 seconds to command line.
  • Qt Creator integration.
  • First satisfactory prototype made by about 3 people in about 3 weeks.
  • Stable URL soon at


  • Qt development on cool hardware anybody can afford.
  • Sexy for adventurous app developers & OSS tinkerers.
  • Good to test the new Qt Project open governance.
  • Useful to prototype Qt 5 mobile / embedded products.

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