[Development] [Qt-creator] Requesting repository for telemetry plugin in Qt Creator

Tino Pyssysalo tino.pyssysalo at qt.io
Thu Feb 22 14:58:55 CET 2018


The idea is to develop a generic library/plugin, which anyone could use for analytics. The backend can be any storage and The Qt Company does not provide that.

We plan to use the same backend, which we already use in online installers to collect statistics about installations. At least in case of Qt Creator, the plan is to make some analysis results available for the community. Obviously, we do not do that for our commercial tooling.

Analytics is opt-in and disabled by default in Qt Creator. We plan to ask user in the installer, if the user wish to participate in Qt UX improvement. If the answers is no, the analytics plugin is never installed.  When the creator is started for the first time, it will show a dialog, consisting a list of collected data items and an option to enable/disable the plugin. There will be a new output pane, which shows collected data, conversions methods, if any used, and transmitted data to the user.

On 22/02/2018, 15.26, "Simon Hausmann" <Simon.Hausmann at qt.io<mailto:Simon.Hausmann at qt.io>> wrote:


Can you provide a bit more information about how this plugin / frontend fits into the Qt project? Where is the collected data sent to and how is it accessible to the community?

(-1 from me, as I think this needs to be clarified)


From: Development <development-bounces+simon.hausmann=qt.io at qt-project.org> on behalf of Tuukka Turunen <tuukka.turunen at qt.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:14:14 PM
To: Tino Pyssysalo; qt-creator at qt-project.org; development at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Development] [Qt-creator] Requesting repository for telemetry plugin in Qt Creator


+1 for creating the repo, but what about qt/qtanalytics as a name? This item could be useful also for other applications.



From: Qt-creator <qt-creator-bounces+tuukka.turunen=qt.io at qt-project.org> on behalf of Tino Pyssysalo <tino.pyssysalo at qt.io>
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018 at 13.04
To: "qt-creator at qt-project.org" <qt-creator at qt-project.org>
Subject: [Qt-creator] Requesting repository for telemetry plugin in Qt Creator


Telemetry plugin (frontend) to collect usage data from Qt Creator to help improving Qt, Qt features, and Qt tools.

Non-personal data items, such as duration the user spent in design mode, will be collected in a way, which is completely transparent to the user.

Responsible: Tino Pyssysalo

Repository: qt-creator/plugin-telemetry


Tino Pyssysalo

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