[Qt-creator] RubyCreator upstream or not upstream

Typz thetypz at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 11:37:54 CEST 2017

And for every plugin that made it there are many which never were integrated:  cppcheck, spelling, autoconf, to name a few...

I would not like a real marketplace: I would just like a way for devs to "integrate" their (open source!!) plugins into the system with a reduced barrier of entry, and for users to choose which extra plugins to use.


>> On 8 Apr 2017, at 10:44, Ch'Gans <chgans at gna.org> wrote:
>> 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, ...
> Chris
>> 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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