[Development] Changes to Qt offering

Cristian Adam cristian.adam at qt.io
Mon Jan 27 19:08:12 CET 2020

> -----Original Message-----

> From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of

> Konstantin Tokarev

> Sent: Monday, 27 January 2020 17:52

> To: Lars Knoll <lars.knoll at qt.io>; Qt development mailing list

> <development at qt-project.org>

> Subject: Re: [Development] Changes to Qt offering




> 27.01.2020, 17:36, "Lars Knoll" <lars.knoll at qt.io<mailto:lars.knoll at qt.io>>:

> > The second change is that a Qt Account will be in the future required for

> binary packages. Source code will continue to be available as currently. This

> will simplify distribution and integration with the Marketplace. In addition,

> we want open source users to contribute to Qt or the Qt ecosystem. Doing

> so is only possible with a valid Qt Account (Jira, code review and the forums

> all require a Qt Account).


> Will it be possible to download binaries bypassing QtIFW installer while

> having appropriate credentials? Right now, both online and offline installers

> are very inefficient to use in free CI systems like Travis CI, and many people

> including me are using scripts which download and unpack minimal set of 7z

> packages directly.


> --

> Regards,

> Konstantin



In the FAQ PDF<https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/149513/_Website_Blog/Qt%20offering%20change%20FAQ-2020-01-27.pdf> we have the following:

What should users do that need to install Qt in a CI / scripted setup?

The non-LTS part of the releases is available in the Qt repositories for everyone just like currently. For

commercial license holders, the access is granted for the LTS part using their Qt Account.

I hope that one can still download and unpack the minimal set of 7z packages directly. I used this

functionality to describe how one can use GitHub actions to build Qt Creator plugins against official

Qt binaries at: https://www.qt.io/blog/building-qt-creator-plugins-with-github-actions

The online installer requires GUI access, even from command line, and the GitHub Actions runners do not offer it.


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