Qt 5.7 Bringing Good Support For NVIDIA's DRIVE CX
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 7 June 2016 at 07:42 AM EDT. 4 Comments
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Qt 5.7 is right around the corner and it's coming with many new graphics features, including support for NVIDIA's DRIVE CX platform.

DRIVE CX is what NVIDIA announced at CES at the start of the year and is the company's "complete automotive cockpit platform." DRIVE CX is Tegra based while on the toolkit side it's seeing good support in Qt 5.7.

NVIDIA DRIVE CX makes use of EGL and Wayland with Qt and for the imminent 5.7 release there is well-rounded support in place. Some of the work includes enabling the JIT for the QML JavaScript engine for 64-bit ARM, the EGLFS platform plugin has various improvements, there is support for creating systems with multiple GUI processes and a dedicated compositor on Wayland, and more.

Besides supporting the high-end NVIDIA DRIVE CX, Qt 5.7 also adds support for the NXP i.MX7 as part of their automotive/embedded improvements. More details on their embedded graphics work for Qt 5.7 can be found via this new Qt blog post.
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