Installation

Since the QtInterfaceFramework module uses the same Configure System as the rest of Qt, you can do build-time configuration and enable only the features that you need.

Features Available

The following table describes the features available in the module. Similar to other modules, the available features are auto-detected and displayed after the configuration step in the "Configure summary".

FeatureDependencyDescription
Interface Framework Generator python3 python3-virtualenvThe Interface Framework Generator provides tooling to generate source code from Interface Definition Language (IDL) files. The Interface Framework Generator comes with a set of templates for specific code generation use cases.
QtRemoteObjects Support QtRemoteObjects moduleThe QtRemoteObjects Support is needed to generate interfaceframework back ends, using QtRemoteObjects for its Inter-Process Communications (IPC). This feature also provides templates to generate the server part of this IPC.

The following are additional command-line options to tailor the build system according to your needs:

Command-line OptionDescription
--host-tools-onlyOnly compiles the tools needed on the host to cross-compile for another target. For example, the Interface Framework Generator.
--ifcodegen <no|qt|system>
ConstantDescription
noDisables the Interface Framework Generator feature completely.
qtEnables the Interface Framework Generator feature; builds and packages the necessary files.
systemEnables the Interface Framework Generator feature, but uses the Interface Framework Generator-related files that are already available on the system. For example, from the native-interfaceframework package when you cross-compile inside Yocto.

These command-line options can be passed to qmake using the QMAKE_EXTRA_ARGS environment variable:

QMAKE_EXTRA_ARGS="--host-tools-only" qmake <interfaceframework-src>/interfaceframework.pro

Build the Required Features Only

By default, all QtInterfaceFramework modules are configured to be built, depending on whether all the required dependencies are available for the respective module or not. Similar to other Qt Features, you can request for every module to be built or skip it explicitly using the --[no-]feature-<modulename> argument, when you invoke qmake.

For example, to disable building QtInterfaceFramework Media:

QMAKE_EXTRA_ARGS="--no-feature-ifmedia" qmake <interfaceframework-src>/interfaceframework.pro

Selecting the required module explicitly has the advantage that you can see any errors, at configuration time, if not all dependencies are met.

General Build Process

To build QtInterfaceFramework modules, run the following commands:

qmake
make
make install

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