[Interest] strip: Customise Qt intaller, remove *.qt.io

Artem Sidyakin artem.sidyakin at qt.io
Thu Sep 28 11:34:56 CEST 2017

> I would like to disable some/most “*.qt.io" resources

You can uncheck “unwanted” repositories in settings, and then installer will fetch only the stuff you need.

For example, that’s how you get Qt Creator only:

1) https://i.imgur.com/EC9c6S5.png
2) https://i.imgur.com/lteXbdm.png

> and all the rest is pulled from a server i can manage

On the first screenshot (https://i.imgur.com/EC9c6S5.png) you can see that it is possible to add your own repositories.
There is also a documentation for Qt Installer Framework that might help: http://doc.qt.io/qtinstallerframework/ifw-online-installers.html

Artem Sidyakin

> On 28 Sep 2017, at 09:28, Christian Gagneraud <chgans at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I would like to customise the Qt installer, not only by adding new
> "resources", but i would like to disable some/most "*.qt.io"
> resources.
> The reason for removing qt.io are multiples:
> - From New Zealand, the Qt installer spends 5 to 10 minutes to fetch
> "*.qt.io" stuff, and i'm getting tired of it (blame NZ,
> unfortunately), and i think it is unacceptable for my potential users
> (co-workers).
> - I don't need all what qt.io has to offer for download, only a small
> sub-part of it
> - I would like to base our own internal SDK installer on "the Qt
> online installer"
> - I want to add my own "download/update" stuff
> - nobody i know of uses the Qt installer, yet they develop with Qt
> every day, having to deal with complex dependencies and awkward
> toolchain install/updates.
> - To my opinion, we need an SDK installer/updater and I think that
> hacking the Qt installer is an easy win.
> Basically I would like the installer to pull QtCreator and Qbs from
> qt.io, and all the rest is pulled from a server i can manage, this
> download server is tied with the CI output "repository".
> Is it currently doable? I haven't spend that much time on the
> installer "internals", so this is a bit of a blind question.
> PS: I have a Qt license, could this be useful on that topic?
> Chris
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