[Linaro-dev] Embedded Qt (QWS) packages
alexandros.frantzis at linaro.org
Mon Jun 28 08:44:20 BST 2010
On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 11:34:21AM +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
> Is there a X11 server which can run (perhaps windowed) under QWS? This
> would be great for compatibility with X apps. Something like
> Xephyr/Xnest perhaps?
The GUI part of all applications that run under QWS must be written in
pure Qt. Unfortunately, I don't know of such an X11 server.
The whole Qt/QWS environment is really targeted for special purpose
systems with strict memory constraints that run dedicated UIs. It is not
designed to be able to interact with other GUI toolkits and
There is a very old (but still relevant) discussion about this issue:
The bottom line is that if there is a need for both Qt and general X11
support in a resource-constrained environment, the only feasible way is
to use Qt/X11 over a lightweight X11 server (eg KDrive).
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