[Development] Examples and Demos in qtdoc

Sean Harmer sean.harmer at kdab.com
Wed Jun 14 14:15:22 CEST 2017


On Wednesday 14 June 2017 13:18:35 Frederik Gladhorn wrote:
> Hi all,
> We recently had a discussion in the Qt Company about how we can improve the
> first use experience of Qt and one important aspect are the examples and
> demos.
> We have a lot of examples that are limited by the Qt module they live in,
> for example not making use of ready made buttons in Qt Quick. To allow
> examples to use any Qt module while keeping the build system clean (no
> cyclic dependencies between modules), I'd like to propose using the qtdoc
> module to gather fresh and beautiful examples.
> We currently have a few bigger examples already that would fit this category
> and plan to invest more into good looking nice and welcoming examples to
> give new Qt users a positive first impression.
> Of course we could create a new repo, but considering that we have an
> existing repo which did contain the demo launcher previously and which is
> ready to be used, I'd propse going with it, while the name is not perfect.
> It's already part of the infrastructure and qt5.git, so this seems like an
> easy way to go forward.

I agree that we need something like this. Ideally we also need support for 
git-lfs or some other mechanism for handling large files. Particularly for Qt 
3D, getting "nice looking" results often requires HDR textures for environment 
maps and often other texture inputs too.


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