[resolved] steps to compile on arm64

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Kellerkind
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[resolved] steps to compile on arm64

Post by Kellerkind » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:01 pm

Hey, I'd like to ask if an arm64 package would be possible?
I own several arm64 boards and it would be great to use QLC+ on the Pinebook or Chromebook as well.
A donation only version like with the RasPi would be ok too.

Thanks,
Jann
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Re: arm64 support/package possible?

Post by mcallegari » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:33 am

Sorry but no.

You need to consider that this project is basically carried on in my spare time (evenings and weekends)
Therefore I don't physically have time to cover every possible usage in the world, and the questions I need to answer to decide what has the priority are like these:
- what is the most used ARM board ? Raspberry Pi
- what is the most used Linux distribution ? Ubuntu
- what is the most used operating system ? Windows
- etc..

Anyway, building QLC+ from sources on Linux is fairly easy and if you have a decent ARM board, the build process could take 15-30 minutes.

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Re: arm64 support/package possible?

Post by Kellerkind » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:01 am

I understand this, I also tried to build it for arm64, but the build failed.
I will try it again and try to resolve the error, maybe I can contribute arm64 ubuntu packages soon :)
If the Raspberry Raspbian will be retargeted to arm64 too, this would of course make sense ;)

Oh and not to forget, thank you very much for your great work!

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Re: arm64 support/package possible?

Post by Kellerkind » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:24 pm

So I figured out to not treat warnings as errors and compiled it successfully on my pinebook.

All you have to do is to comment out the following in variables.pri:
QMAKE_CXXFLAGS += -Werror


I'll see if this breaks things.


Also, did you plan on using arm64 for RPi 2 v1.3/RPi 3 ?
Using arm64 should boost performance for the RPi even more.

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Re: [resolved] steps to compile on arm64

Post by Kellerkind » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:37 pm

just want to share my packaged version here
(right cick - save as)

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