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The following page demonstrates the process of getting familiar with EMAC Qt Creator and running it on the target machine.
 
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=== Video Series ===
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Qt Creator is a cross-platform Open Source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that can be used to develop software for many different languages. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer. See the Qt Project site for more information http://qt-project.org/wiki/Category:Tools::QtCreator.
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Qt Creator is a cross-platform Open Source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that can be used to develop software for many different languages. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer.  
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=== Tools Required ===
 
=== Tools Required ===
* EMAC OE SDK 5.0
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These tools should already be installed if you installed the EMAC SDK using the automatic installer.
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* [[Getting_Started_with_the_EMAC_OE_SDK | EMAC OE 5.X SDK]]
 
* EMAC Qt Creator
 
* EMAC Qt Creator
* GNU ''make''
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* GNU <code>make</code>
* ''cmake''
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* CMake
 
=== Setup ===  
 
=== Setup ===  
# Make sure the system is [[Configuring_Qt_Creator | configured]] for the correct target machine and that the IP and user/password are set.
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# Make sure the system has the [[Getting_Started_with_the_EMAC_OE_SDK | EMAC OE 5.X SDK and tools installed. ]]
 
# Launch EMAC Qt Creator.
 
# Launch EMAC Qt Creator.
 
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{{note|Until there is a working desktop icon to use, the user should still do steps 1 and 2 to run Qt Creator.}}
 
1. Change directory to ''/opt/emac/5.0/EMAC-Qt-Creator/bin'', enter the following command into terminal.
 
{{cli | cd /opt/emac/5.0/EMAC-Qt-Creator/bin | username=developer | hostname=ldc}}
 
  
2. To initiate the Qt Creator GUI as shown in Figure 1 below, run the application with the following command.
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1. Launch Qt Creator using one of the following methods:
{{cli | ./qtcreator | username=developer | hostname=ldc | pwd=home/user/opt/emac/5.0/EMAC-QtCreator/bin}}  
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* Click the Qt Creator icon on the the desktop
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* In the terminal, execute the following commands:
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{{cli | username=developer | hostname=ldc | cd ~/EMAC-SDK/emac-QtCreator/bin }}
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{{cli | username=developer | hostname=ldc | pwd=~/EMAC-SDK/emac-QtCreator/bin | ./qtcreator.sh }}
  
[[File:qtcreator_gui.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 1: Qt Splash Window]]
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2. To generate a new project from Qt Creator, select '''New Project''' on the opening splash window. The examples being used are all written in the <code>C programming</code> language.
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[[File:QtCreatorGUInew.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 1: Qt Creator GUI]]
 
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3. To generate a new project from Qt Creator, select "New Project" on the opening splash window. The examples being used are all written in <code> C programming </code> language.
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3. After selecting '''New Project''' a new window will pop up. To run a <code>C programming</code> example using EMAC hardware, select '''EMAC Project''' under the Projects tab. Then select '''EMAC C Project (CMake Build)'''. Click the '''Choose''' button on the bottom right of the window to continue to the next page as shown in Figure 3.
 
 
4. After selecting "New Project" a new window will pop up. To run a <code> C programming </code> example using EMAC hardware, select "EMAC Project" under the Projects tab. Then select "EMAC C Project (CMake Build)". Click the "Choose" button on the bottom right of window to continue to the next page as shown in Figure 2.
 
  
 
[[File:EMAC_C_Project.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 2: Qt Creator EMAC Project]]
 
[[File:EMAC_C_Project.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 2: Qt Creator EMAC Project]]
 
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5. The next page will be "Introduction and Project Location". Select a name for the <code> C </code> project. Once the project name is given, choose a a directory to store the project. Note: It is '''highly recommended''' to store your project other than the default location. For this example, we used ''/home/developer/Projects''.
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4. The next page will be '''Introduction and Project Location'''. Select a name for the <code> C </code> project. Once the project name is given, choose a directory to store the project. Note: It is highly recommended to store your project somewhere other than the default location. For this example, we used <code>/home/developer/Projects</code>.
  
 
[[File:Project_location1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 3: Qt Creator Project Location]]
 
[[File:Project_location1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 3: Qt Creator Project Location]]
 
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6. The next page summarizes the '''EMAC C Project'''. Click "Finish" to continue.
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5. The next page summarizes the '''EMAC C Project'''. Click '''Finish''' to continue.
  
 
[[File:Project_summary1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 4: Qt Creator Project Summary]]
 
[[File:Project_summary1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 4: Qt Creator Project Summary]]
 
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7. Next, it will prompt you to the "CMake Wizard Build Location". Click "Next" to continue. Note: It is '''highly recommended''' to use the default build directory as stated below in Figure 5.  
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6. The next step is to set up the device you will be using for the Qt Creator examples. Click Tools -> Options
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{{note|The board used for this example is the iPac-9x25. The iPac-9x25 is a 32-bit ARM architecture. Make sure to connect power, Ethernet, and serial to the board.}}
  
[[File:Build_location.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 5: Qt Creator Build Location]]  
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7. Select '''Devices''' from the left pane.
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[[File:Options_devices.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 5: Qt Creator Device Option]]  
 
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8. "CMake Wizard" will then prompt you to "Run CMake". For setting up the Desktop Kit, click "Run CMake" and the output should be similar to Figure 6 below. Click "Finish" to start new project.
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8. Click the '''Add''' button
  
[[File:Run_cmake1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 6: Qt Creator Run CMake]]
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9. Select Generic Linux Device, then click '''Start Wizard'''.
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>9. Once the Desktop Kit is configured, the hardware architecture kit needs to be installed. Navigate to "Add Kit" in the "Projects" tab. Under "Add Kit" select the architecture for the board being used. Click "EMAC OE 5.0 armv5te". 
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[[File:Generic_linux.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 6: Qt Creator Wizard Selection]]
{{note|The board being used will be the iPac-9x25. The iPac-9x25 is a 32-bit architecture armv5te. }}
 
 
 
[[File:Add_kit_armv5.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 7: Qt Creator Add Kit]]
 
 
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10. As previously stated in step 7 it will prompt you to the "CMake Wizard Build Location". Click "Next" to continue. Note: It is '''highly recommended''' to use the default build directory as stated below in Figure 8.
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10. Type in a name, the IP address, the user name, and the password for the device. Use the credentials below to sign in.
 
 
[[File:Build_location_arm5v.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 8: Qt Creator Add Kit Build Location]]
 
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11. "CMake Wizard" will then prompt you to "Run CMake". For setting up the iPac-9x25 armv5 kit, click the box next to "Arguments". Copy and paste the string below: 
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[[File:Argument_string.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 9: Qt Creator Argument String]]
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[[File:Device_connection.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 7: Qt Creator Configuration Setup]]
 
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EMAC SDK provides three other architectural kits. If using one of these other architectures below, Copy and paste the argument string in the "Arguments" box. 
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11. Click '''Next'''.
''-DARCH:STRING=armv7''
 
''-DARCH:STRING=core2'' 
 
''-DARCH:STRING=i586''
 
  
12. Once the arguments string is pasted in the box, click "Run CMake" and the output should be similar to Figure 10 below. Click "Finish" to add the armv5 kit to the current project.
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12. Click '''Finish'''.
 
 
[[File:Run_cmake_arm5v.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 10: Qt Creator Run CMake]]
 
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13. To confirm if the kits installed correctly, click on the "All" tab on the left hand side of the Qt Creator window as shown in Figure 11. Both "Desktop" and "EMAC OE 5.0 armv5te" kit will be present.
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13. A connection will be established with the target device.
  
[[File:Armv5_kit.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 11: Qt Creator Kits Installed]]
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[[File:Device_test.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 8: Qt Creator Device Test]]
 
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This section will show how to run <code> C programming </code> examples through the Qt Creator IDE.  The example board will be the iPac-9x25.
 
 
The first example is a basic <code> hello c </code> example project.
 
  
1. After creating a new project and installing the necessary kits for the target board, navigate to the "Edit" tab on Qt Creator. Qt Creator will automatically have the <code> hello c </code> example uploaded as shown in Figure 12.
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14. Click '''Close'''.
  
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15. Click '''Apply'''.
#include <stdio.h>
 
#include <stdlib.h>
 
  
int main(int argc, char * argv[])
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16. Navigate to the '''Projects''' tab. Here, Qt Creator will ask you to select which kits you will be using with the project. For this example,  we made sure the '''arm''' kit was selected. Then click '''Configure Project'''.
{
 
    printf("Hello EMAC OE!\n");
 
 
 
    exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
 
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[[File:Edit_window.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 12: Qt Creator Edit Window]]  
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[[File:Configproject.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 9: Configureing Qt Project]]
 
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2. Before executing the example, you must build the program first. Click on the build icon (hammer symbol) on the bottom left of the Qt Creator. If the build was successful, a green bar will fill on the bottom right of the Qt Creator.
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17. Now, on the left side of Qt Creator, you will see the project icon, which looks like a monitor. Click this and make sure '''Arm''' is selected under '''Kit''', '''Default''' is selected under '''Build''', and the project is set to be run on the remote device under '''Run'''.
  
3. Once the program successfully builds, you can now run the program. Click on the run icon (green arrow symbol) on the left hand side of Qt Creator. The program prints <code> Hello EMAC OE! </code> in the "Application Output" terminal.
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[[File:Kitselection.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 10: Selecting Qt Kit]]
 
 
[[File:Final_output.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 13: Qt Creator Edit Window]]
 
 
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The second example will show how to run a <code> c programming </code> project on a target board. This example will show all prime numbers from 1 - 100 and output it on Qt Creator remote terminal.
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18. Now, simply press the green play button. The program should run on the target device and yield an output.
  
1. Create a new project and install the necessary kits for the target board just as shown before. Call this project <code> Prime_Numbers </code>. Then Navigate to the "Edit" tab on Qt Creator. Copy and paste the following code below to the Qt Creator terminal.
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[[File:Qtoutput.png|900px|left|thumb|Figure 11: Successfully running Qt Project]]
 
 
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#include <stdio.h>
 
#include <stdlib.h>
 
 
 
int main(int argc, char * argv[])
 
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  int i;
 
  int j;
 
 
 
  for (i = 2; i <= 100; i++)
 
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    for (j = 2; j <= i; j++)
 
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      if (i%j==0)
 
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      printf ("%d is a prime number. \n", i);
 
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[[File:Prime_Numbers_edit.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 14: Qt Creator Edit Window]]  
 
 
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2. Click on the build icon (hammer symbol) on the bottom left of the Qt Creator. If the build was successful, a green bar will fill on the bottom right of the Qt Creator.
 
 
3. Click on the run icon (green arrow symbol) on the left hand side of Qt Creator. The program prints all prime numbers from 1 - 100 in the "Application Output" terminal.
 
 
[[File:Final_Prime_Numbers.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 14: Qt Creator Edit Window]]
 
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This page is a quick getting started tutorial on how to use EMAC Qt Creator for the first time. It shows you how to create an EMAC C Project, set up the necessary kits for your target board, and how to build and run example projects.  
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The following page demonstrates the process of getting familiar with EMAC Qt Creator and running it on the target machine.


Video Series

Background

Qt Creator is a cross-platform Open Source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that can be used to develop software for many different languages. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer.

For more information visit the Qt Project site http://qt-project.org/wiki/Category:Tools::QtCreator.

General Information

Tools Required

These tools should already be installed if you installed the EMAC SDK using the automatic installer.

Setup

  1. Make sure the system has the EMAC OE 5.X SDK and tools installed.
  2. Launch EMAC Qt Creator.

Getting Started with Qt Creator

1. Launch Qt Creator using one of the following methods:

  • Click the Qt Creator icon on the the desktop
  • In the terminal, execute the following commands:
developer@ldc:~# cd ~/EMAC-SDK/emac-QtCreator/bin
developer@ldc:~/EMAC-SDK/emac-QtCreator/bin# ./qtcreator.sh


2. To generate a new project from Qt Creator, select New Project on the opening splash window. The examples being used are all written in the C programming language.

File:QtCreatorGUInew.png
Figure 1: Qt Creator GUI


3. After selecting New Project a new window will pop up. To run a C programming example using EMAC hardware, select EMAC Project under the Projects tab. Then select EMAC C Project (CMake Build). Click the Choose button on the bottom right of the window to continue to the next page as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 2: Qt Creator EMAC Project


4. The next page will be Introduction and Project Location. Select a name for the C project. Once the project name is given, choose a directory to store the project. Note: It is highly recommended to store your project somewhere other than the default location. For this example, we used /home/developer/Projects.

Figure 3: Qt Creator Project Location


5. The next page summarizes the EMAC C Project. Click Finish to continue.

Figure 4: Qt Creator Project Summary


6. The next step is to set up the device you will be using for the Qt Creator examples. Click Tools -> Options



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The board used for this example is the iPac-9x25. The iPac-9x25 is a 32-bit ARM architecture. Make sure to connect power, Ethernet, and serial to the board.


7. Select Devices from the left pane.

Figure 5: Qt Creator Device Option


8. Click the Add button

9. Select Generic Linux Device, then click Start Wizard.

Figure 6: Qt Creator Wizard Selection


10. Type in a name, the IP address, the user name, and the password for the device. Use the credentials below to sign in.

Table 4: Default Login Credentials
Username Password
root emac_inc
Figure 7: Qt Creator Configuration Setup


11. Click Next.

12. Click Finish.

13. A connection will be established with the target device.

Figure 8: Qt Creator Device Test


14. Click Close.

15. Click Apply.

16. Navigate to the Projects tab. Here, Qt Creator will ask you to select which kits you will be using with the project. For this example, we made sure the arm kit was selected. Then click Configure Project.

Figure 9: Configureing Qt Project


17. Now, on the left side of Qt Creator, you will see the project icon, which looks like a monitor. Click this and make sure Arm is selected under Kit, Default is selected under Build, and the project is set to be run on the remote device under Run.

Figure 10: Selecting Qt Kit


18. Now, simply press the green play button. The program should run on the target device and yield an output.

Figure 11: Successfully running Qt Project


Conclusion

This page is a quick getting started tutorial on how to use EMAC Qt Creator for the first time. It shows you how to create an EMAC C Project, how to set up the necessary kits for your target board, how to set up your target board, and how to build and run example projects.


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