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How-To: Run Your Qt Apps On Wayland Right Now

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Published on 20 December 2011 09:00 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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The plethora of Wayland news continues. Here's a guide on how to run Qt applications within the Wayland Display Server for those not waiting until the 2012 onslaught begins.

Tiago Vignatti is the former Nokia engineer who joined Intel OSTC to be part of the Wayland team and has been working on features as of late like multi-touch support. For those wanting to try out Qt on Wayland right now, Tiago has written a guide.

While Qt 4.8 was recently released with platform abstraction support, it's not compliant with the latest additions to Wayland that were freshly pulled into GTK and Clutter. So until Qt 5.0 is officially released in 2012, you need to be pulling from the Qt5 Git tree for the latest Wayland back-end support code.

Vignatti's guide covers building qtbase with Wayland support, building QtWayland, and then running a "hello window" sample Qt application within Wayland.

Those interested in trying out Qt under Wayland can find this guide on his blog.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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