[Interest] Qt Maintenance Tool vs Online Installer

Koehne Kai Kai.Koehne at digia.com
Tue Feb 18 08:46:45 CET 2014

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Ezust [mailto:alan.ezust at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 9:24 PM
> To: Jason H
> Cc: Koehne Kai; qt-interest mailing list
> Subject: Re: [Interest] Qt Maintenance Tool vs Online Installer
> I just discovered something.
> The maintenance tool does show Qt 5.2.1 via the package manager, just not
> when you click "scan for updates".
> So it is possible to install 5.2.1 right next to 5.2.0. You just use the
> Maintenance Tool package manager radio button to install Qt and then you
> don't need to install another copy of QtCreator.

Ah, of course :) We're handling Qt patch releases right now as separate packages from the installer perspective, not updates. That allows you to e.g. install Qt 5.2.0, Qt 5.2.1 side by side.

> I think newer versions of Qt should show up when you check for updates
> too, but at least I can get things to work now.

Actually one of the plans for 5.3 is to change this behavior, and ship patch level releases as updates.



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