[Interest] [Development] Qt Marketplace

Alexander Ivash elderorb at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 13:11:03 CET 2020

Thanks a lot for detailed reply, looking forward to see all this stuff
implemented by May!

пт, 10 янв. 2020 г. в 14:46, Tino Pyssysalo <tino.pyssysalo at qt.io>:
> Inside The Qt Company, we have identified three values of the marketplace to the developer.
> 1. To get products in one single location. Currently, most of the products are from inqlude.org
> and KDE framework + from a couple of our vendors. There are new contributions from vendors
> all the time, so the product base is growing. Hopefully, we have more our own products in the marketplace
> soon.
> However, I agree with you that this alone is not very valuable to the developer.
> 2. Contributions in the marketplace are validated by Qt. Right now, we test them rather randomly,
> but the goal is to add them part of our automated testing as well.
> 3. Source builds. Our goal from the beginning was to have similar UX to Visual Studio Code to build
> products from the sources. The development is in progress and the plan is to release  Marketplace 2.0 in May.
> At the high level, the idea is the following:
> - Developers browse Marketplace products in Qt Creator or directly in Marketplace. Selecting a product in Qt Creator launches the marketplace, where the product description is shown.
> - Developer picks up one or more products. Marketplace handles the payments if any.
> - The product is enabled in the Online Installer. Installer still has an important role in license management, even though it can be used in a headless way from any IDE in the future.
> - Product repo contains a Conan recipe. Conan takes care of getting/building the dependencies.
> - Product is added to an existing project. The product is built inside the project using one kit to avoid unnecessary builds for targets, not needed.
> This is what we have planned to during the next five months.
> --
> Tino Pyssysalo
> On 10.1.2020, 12.56, "Development on behalf of Alexander Ivash" <development-bounces at qt-project.org on behalf of elderorb at gmail.com> wrote:
>     In its current state Qt Marketplace is imho nearly useless - it looks
>     like just one more https://inqlude.org/
>     What would be much more helpful is not *just* a list of libraries but
>     also simple way to install it. Is there any plans to implement package
>     manager for Qt Marketplace? Or maybe adopt
>     https://github.com/Cutehacks/qpm/ ?
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