[Interest] QtDesigner needs redesign.

André Pönitz apoenitz at t-online.de
Tue Jan 3 19:33:46 CET 2017

On Mon, Jan 02, 2017 at 01:40:51PM +0000, Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> > On 2 Jan 2017, at 14:15, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > On segunda-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2017 13:55:43 BRST Serge K via
> > Interest wrote:
> >> Is there anybody now creating NEW QtDesigner? Are there at least
> >> plans for it? WHEN???!!
> > 
> > No, no one is working on that, as far as I know.
> I used it extensively in previous jobs, and my experience then was
> that it worked well enough to use, and boosts productivity a lot
> compared to writing all the widget-construction code by hand.  It got
> even better with the Creator integration.  If there are some bugs and
> usability problems, they could be fixed, so I don’t see a need for a
> rewrite of the same functionality. 

/me nods.

> But the Qt Company has not been focused on widget issues for several
> years now, because of QtQuick.  So, the new designer is effectively
> the QtQuick designer.

Well, not really.

Since Qt Quick is not a replacement for Qt Widgets, Qt Quick Designer
can not really be considered a replacement for Qt ['Widgets'] Designer.

It is a different tool to handle a similar task for a different technology,
like using a screwdriver to 'drive in' screws and a hammer to 'drive in'
nails. While there is a large overlap in the 'drive in' activity, and
quite some overlap of the result ('connect things') it's not really
prudent to use a hammer to drive in screws (yes, it 'works'...) or to
use a screwdriver to drive in nails.

> But if anyone feels like fixing any annoying usability issues in the
> old designer, patches are welcome.



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