[Development] Online Installer and Updates

Turunen Tuukka Tuukka.Turunen at digia.com
Sun Dec 1 12:04:59 CET 2013


You are absolutely right. However, with Qt 5.2 and Creator 3.0 having dependency it is not possible. Hopefully the direction in the future is much more towards online installers also for the devolopment releases and possibly also snapshoths.



"Steve Gold" <steveg2357 at gmail.com<mailto:steveg2357 at gmail.com>> kirjoitti 30.11.2013 kello 22.28:

I am sending this to the Development mailing list per a suggestion by Tomasz Siekierda.

Why is there no online installer for snapshots (e.g., betas and rcs) like there is for official releases (e.g., qt-windows-opensource-1.4.0-x86-online.exe)? There are 7 different downloads available for Windows (plus 4 for Mac and 4 for Linux) and it’s a pain to have to download one snapshot for Android (which, BTW, includes minGW 32 bit but NOT 64 bit), one for msvc 2012 64 bit, etc., and then install each of them, especially when the previous snapshots should be uninstalled.

Is there any way to update Qt Creator and Qt other than uninstalling an old version/snapshot and installing a new version/snapshot? The lack of an update facility makes it difficult to use snapshots and provide meaningful, continuous input. I also feel that this is a serious omission in the capabilities of Qt Creator, etc.

IMHO, changes in the above would make it easier to be more productive and would be beneficial for the Qt project overall.


Steve Gold

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