Currently, Macs are not supported since some QtCreator IDE plugins need to be compiled for the development machine OS.
Our display modules do not support a package manager (e.g. opkg) to install new packages. Package managers require extensive support from the vendor to provide pre-compiled packages for the target platform, and a server infrastructure to make the packages available to customers.
All the development kit hardware and software to prototype a touchscreen display is the same, however, the Qt Development Software is geared toward either Windows or Linux users. Linux Quick Start Guides Windows Quick Start Guides Note to Windows Developers: While our touchscreens are Linux-based – that doesn’t mean you need to be a Linux developer to use them. Our solution allows developers to use Windows GUI tools to develop their application and then load it into our display controller to run. Write a complete graphical interface, test it out on the PC, and then drag the application over to our display module’s file system to run. It runs the same as on the desktop. Reach has developed a suite of drag-and-drop interface components for quick prototyping. Whether you develop in Qt or QML, you can run the same code on the PC or the target. Reach does all [...]
G2 modules run a custom Linux distribution (build) Reach Technology created. Since standard distributions come packaged with many components and packages not required on our display modules, it is not based on any standard Linux distribution.