[Qt-creator] RubyCreator upstream or not upstream

Ch'Gans chgans at gna.org
Sat Apr 8 10:44:59 CEST 2017

On 8 April 2017 at 20:33, Typz <thetypz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Unfortunately at the moment there is no infra structure (CI, stable API...) to really support "external" plugin development.
> It is great however to see that you QtC guys are considering this use case, can't wait to have a QtCreator Plugins "marketplace" :-)

Are you kidding? Don't blindly follow trendy stuff!
I don't want to have 3000 plugins to choose from a market place, 75%
of them being useless, and 25% begging for money.
If you have an interesting plugin, submit it to the QtC project.Like
they did with the model editor, bare metal, todo, autotools,
beautifier, clearcase, ...


> Hopefully we will get there eventually, but in the mean time the best solution IMHO is to integrate in QtC source code; the review process may take some time though, and you should be prepared for some rework/cleanup.
> Best regards,
>> On 8 Apr 2017, at 10:12, Tobias Hunger <tobias.hunger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Hugo,
>> I would personally like to see a ruby plugin: I like ruby and
>> occasionally have to do small changes to ruby projects. Eike is the
>> one to make that call though.
>> This is not a decision of "in or out": We could also set up a
>> repository on our infrastructure and add that into the public Qt
>> Creator super repository (see here:
>> https://codereview.qt-project.org/gitweb?p=qt-creator/qtc-super.git;a=summary
>> ).
>> Your plugin gets a bit more visibility that way and will be part of
>> the build of more developers. That already helps with the "we break
>> stuff all the time and do not even notice" problem:-)
>> Ideally we would even build the plugins (provided they do build at the
>> time) to avoid the hassle of creating plugins that are compatible with
>> our Qt Creator binaries. We have plans for that, but as far as I
>> understand the problem we will need to get Qt Creator into the Qt CI
>> first. So this is not happening anytime soon.
>> Best Regards,
>> Tobias
>>> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:44 AM, Hugo Parente Lima <hugo.pl at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi QtC devs.
>>> I'm a C++ developer that 3 years ago started a job with Ruby/Web, so to not
>>> loss my C++ skills and to continue to use the IDE I love I started
>>> RubyCreator, a plugin to QtC that add support to Ruby on QtC.
>>> I use it on my daily work since then and add features when I have time and
>>> motivation to do so, Orgad Shaneh help me with patches adapting my plugin to
>>> the frequent QtC API changes (since I usually only catch these changes when
>>> ArchLinux updates QtC), so he also gave me the suggestion to try to push my
>>> plugin upstream, this would:
>>> - Reduce the headaches of adapt my code to the frequent QtC API changes.
>>> - Solve the problem of windows/mac compilation/distribution.
>>> - Have more users :-), some friends of mine use mac and refuse to waste time
>>> compiling things.
>>> Ok, so I ask you guys if the QtC devs have some interest in accept this
>>> plugin upstream, if so, some things need to be adjusted beforehand.
>>> - Convert file naming code style to QtC one.
>>> - Convert general code style to QtC one (I think it's already done).
>>> - Review all the code before let it merged (of course), since I probably
>>> missused some QtC API.
>>> If there is not interest, I'm fine too, and I'll just keep the development
>>> as it is now.
>>> Here is more info about the plugin:
>>> Outdated webpage: http://hugopl.github.io/RubyCreator/
>>> Github project: https://github.com/hugopl/RubyCreator
>>> Thanks
>>> --
>>> Hugo
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