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Monday, April 25th 2016, 10:16am

running 2 QT applications as separate processes on iMX6 board

Hi,

I have a requirement to run 2 QT applications as separate processes on iMX6 target device. The second process shall display web pages using Qwebview.
Also the second process should not display as full screen. We should see part of the Main application too, when showing the second application.
Currently the second application is always shown as Full screen. And finally I read that is the restrictions of EGLFS.

So now I have few questions which are listed below.

1. Is it possible to create 2 QT applications as separate processes on iMX6 board, with EGLFS as the platform plugin?
2. How we can set the screen size of the second application to our required width and height other than as Full screen?
3. Is it better to use qtwebengine released with QT5.6 for implementing the above requirement?

The platform details are below:
Host : Ubuntu 14.04
Target: iMX6 board
CC: arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-g++
QT version: QT5.4


I have read the below restrictions for EGLFS from the site, http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/embedded-linux.html

"EGLFS forces the first top-level window (be it either a QWidget or a QQuickView) to become fullscreen"
"As of Qt 5.3, eglfs supports a single fullscreen GL window (for example, an OpenGL-based QWindow, a QQuickView or a QGLWidget)".


Regards,
Pratheesh