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

Sze Howe Koh szehowe.koh at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 01:29:29 CEST 2017

On 28 September 2017 at 17:40, Kai Koehne <Kai.Koehne at qt.io> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Interest [mailto:interest-bounces+kai.koehne=qt.io at qt-project.org]
> > On Behalf Of Christian Gagneraud
> > Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:29 AM
> > To: interest at qt-project.org
> > Subject: [Interest] strip: Customise Qt intaller, remove *.qt.io
> >
> > 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).
> > [...]
> > PS: I have a Qt license, could this be useful on that topic?
> Please also raise this with Qt Support then. Maybe we just have to add another mirror in the region then.

It's not that we're too far away from the available mirrors. Rather,
our link to our default mirror is slow. If I choose a different mirror
(e.g. by using the Qt SDK Repo Chooser [1]), speeds are fine.


QTIFW-441 [2] is reported as Done in v3.0.1.

I was under the impression that this feature would allow end-users to
manually select a mirror in the installer (see the comments under
QTIFW-441). However, after upgrading my Qt Online Installer, I still
don’t see a way to choose a mirror.

Could you please confirm if the ability to select a mirror has been integrated?

> Regards
> Kai


[1] https://forum.qt.io/topic/43349/slow-downloads-with-the-online-installer-try-this-tool
[2] https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTIFW-441

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