[Qt-creator] Request advices for Qt Creator plugin developers to adopt API changes easily

Vincent Hui vincenthk007 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 04:15:56 CEST 2019

Hi André,

Thank you for your reply.

The author of ROS Qt Creator Plug-in want to submit it to the Qt Creator
source https://github.com/ros-industrial/ros_qtc_plugin/issues/325 . Would
you mind giving him some advices about what he should do in order to get  ROS
Qt Creator Plug-in accepted ?


On Thu, 9 May 2019 at 02:32, André Pönitz <apoenitz at t-online.de> wrote:

> On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 11:40:31AM +0800, Vincent Hui wrote:
> > Hi André,
> >
> > Thank you for your advice.
> >
> > Does that mean there is a refactoring tool that can adapt pulgins to API
> > changes easily?
> No there isn't.
> The point is that for in-tree plugins some of the operations cause
> practically no extra effort in some cases (e.g. some global renaming
> doesn't really take notice on how many files are affected), and other
> more manual scale more or less linearly with the number of plugins.
> Together with the more or less constant overhead for creating and handling
> the patch etc this means that the extra effort for an additonal
> in-tree plugin is not *that* big.
> For out-of-tree plugins the dominating factor is the patch handling in
> the separate repo plus e.g. the effort to find out what actually
> changed in the code. Together's usually much bigger than the code
> adaption itself,
> > I want know how plugins can get mechanical adapted to API
> > change.
> From the outside it looks mechanical :-p
> Andre'
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