Commit c67b76a3 authored by Leena Miettinen's avatar Leena Miettinen

Doc: describe Gradle support

Change-Id: I37245ccf143f9a1bc40c3d984e3d8f29cec711e7
Reviewed-by: default avatarBogDan Vatra <>
parent 3bcae525
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\li \l{}
{Java SE Development Kit (JDK)} version 6, or later
\li \l{}{Apache Ant} 1.8.0, or
\li A build tool for building application packages for Android devices:
\li \l{}{Apache Ant} 1.8.0,
or later
\li \l{}{Gradle}
\li A tool chain for building applications for Android devices provided
by the
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./android update sdk
\section1 Selecting the APK Build Tool
On Android, applications are distributed in specially structured type of ZIP
packages called APK. You can use either Ant or Gradle to build APKs. Using
Gradle has the following benefits:
\li It is 25 to 50 percent faster than Ant when rebuilding packages.
\li It is integrated with Android Studio.
\li It supports easily adding Android Extras libraries, such as
Google Play services or Android extension files (.obb) to your
\section1 Setting Up the Development Environment
You must download and install the latest Android NDK and SDK, and update the
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check box to allow \QC to create the kits for you. \QC displays a
warning if it cannot find a suitable Qt version.
\li Select the tool to use for building application packages:
\li To use Gradle, select the \gui {Use Gradle instead of Ant}
check box.
\li To use Ant, add the path to the Ant executable in the
\gui {Ant executable} field.
\li Select \gui File > \gui {New File or Project} > \gui Applications >
\gui {Qt Quick Application} > \gui Choose, and
follow the instructions of the wizard. For more information, see
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