Requirements for macOS

Instructions in this documentation assume macOS 10.13.x or later. Others may work, but have not been tested.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Approximate minimal hardware requirements for running Boot to Qt are:

  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 500 MHz CPU, 1 GHz preferred for 60-FPS velvet-smooth UI
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 support *

* On GPU-less hardware, Qt Quick 2D Renderer can replace the OpenGL ES 2.0 requirement (with some limitations on graphics capabilities).

Installing Platform Dependencies

In Qt 5.15 Qt for Device Creation does not yet provide cross-compiler tools for macOS, but the USB connection to the target device can be used for deploying applications that do not require compilation.

libusb-1.0Required by the QDB tool.

Homebrew is needed for libusb installation. See instructions for Homebrew installation from Installation — Homebrew Documentation. You can install libusb with the following command in a terminal:

brew install libusb

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