[Qt-creator] QtCreator plugin — name is missing

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Thu May 19 08:56:44 CEST 2016

> On May 7, 2016, at 3:37 AM, Jieyun Fu <jieyunfu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Apologies ahead for the basic question .. 
> I am trying to install a QtCreator plugin (this one, specificallyhttps://sourceforge.net/projects/tabbededitor/)
> I copy the files to my "plugins" directory but I keep getting "Unable to load plugins" dialog with "Name" is missing message.
> What steps should I follow to install the plugins?

The plugin still uses a .pluginspec.in file for specifying meta data, which we got rid of in something like Qt Creator 3.3.
Nowadays plugins need to specify all their meta data in .json(.in) files directly (which were auto generated, but only barely sufficient for Qt 5’s plugin system before Qt Creator 3.3)

Br, Eike

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