Qt 5.6 with support for Windows Embedded Compact 2013 KDAB presents Qt 5.6 with support for Windows Embedded Compact 2013
It has been a few months since my last update about the Windows Embedded Compact (WEC) port of Qt. But as I promised last time, I have been working on the WEC2013 support for Qt. Not only because it’s the new embedded platform from Microsoft, but also because Qt wants to adopt more C++11 in Qt 5.7 and only WEC2013 offers a bit of support for it. This also means that Qt 5.7 will only support WEC2013 and the WEC6 and WEC7 support will be handled via the long term support for Qt5.6.
So let’s come to the good news: Qt 5.6 supports all Qt modules on WEC2013 that were supported for WEC6/7. I have now integrated support for SDKs, generated from Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 platform builders. If at some point there is a platform builder for Visual Studio 2015, I will integrate qmake support for those SDKs as well.
The Toradex Colibri (https://www.toradex.com/computer-on-modules/colibri-arm-family) platform was my main testing ground and there will be a default mkspec to build for that platform out of the box. Some of our customers have already tested the port successfully on other platforms. At this point I want to thank the engineers from Toradex for helping me out with adapting the WEC2013 SDK (https://www.toradex.com/products/windows-embedded-compact-2013), so it works with the Qt requirements.
That’s all for now. I look forward to update you with further news.