Software Development on Raspberry Pi
The project provides a flexible set of tools and a space where embedded developers worldwide can share technologies, software stacks, configurations, and best practices that can be used to create tailored Linux images for embedded and IOT devices, or anywhere a customized Linux OS is needed.
Qt is often used to develop graphic interfaces. Qt contains C ++ libraries for creating graphical interfaces that can be compiled on various operating systems.
Since this compilation requires a lot of computing power, it is advisable for processors with relatively little power to carry out the development and compilation on a host computer and only then to load the finished application onto the target computer.
Normally, if you create your custom linux image with Yocto for a Raspberry Pi, you also want to show a custom splash screen with a progress bar.
This is a guide for installing Raspberry Pi OS Lite on the Compute Module 4. For my working computer, I use Ubuntu 20, installed on a virtual machine.
This is a guide for cross-compiling Qt 5.15.2 for Raspberry Pi 4 and installing it on Compute Module 4. It is an update to my blog post Qt on the Raspberry Pi 4, with the difference that this time I am using Raspberry Pi OS Lite.
This is a guide for configuring Qt Creator in order to be able to use cross-compiled Qt libraries for the Raspberry Pi 4 and create applications for the Raspberry.
I recently had to develop an application (kiosk system) for/on a Raspberry Pi 4. The special thing about it was that 2 touch monitors were to be connected via HDMI, which also had to be rotated 90 degrees to the right. So, portrait mode, with 2 monitors on top of each other. Rotating the screen and arranging the monitors on top of one another did not cause any problems, since this is easily to do via the user interface – a "Raspbian Buster with desktop and recommended software" was installed.
Frequent writing or overwriting of data negatively affects the lifespan of an SD card.
For applications that often use temporary data (e.g., sensor values for comparative calculations) that are no longer required after a restart, it is therefore advisable to write these to a RAM disk.