[Qt-creator] 4.9 beta "close project" feature

André Hartmann aha_1980 at gmx.de
Wed Mar 20 20:13:48 CET 2019

Hi Ekke,

> no - I have not tried Git integration in Creator yet
> I like it to manage all my projects independent from IDE in one external
> Tool: Git Tower app on macOS:

Ok - fair enough.

>   * QtCreator projects for Android / iOS on macOS
>   * QtCreator projects for Windows10 in Parallels VM on macOS with
>     shared project folders
>   * Momentics (Eclipse) projects for BlackBerry 10 (yes: still some
>     updates and support, even new projects)
>   * Eclipse projects for my XText/XTend DSL projects generating C++ Code
>     from DSL models into my QtC projects sources

Hmm, that looks like a very special way to do cross-platform ;)

> Also I really like Git Tower Application on macOS

Yeah, I understand that. My question is: what can be improved in
Creator, i.e. which features are better implemented in other apps.
If someone else has the comparison, please write me :)


> Am 20.03.19 um 18:11 schrieb André Hartmann:
>> Hi Ekke,
>>> (BTW: I have disabled all version control plugins and doing all the
>>> git > stuff outside QtC with Tower app)
>> Out of personal interest, have you tried the Git integration in Creator
>> (recently)? There are a lot of things that conceptually work much better
>> than an external tool - annotate the current file, jump from a diff to
>> the source code, commit from within the editor... I rarely use external
>> tools. Even Interactive Rebase is integrated.
>> So my question is: What is missing in Creators Git integration?
>> Thanks and regards,
>> André
>>> ekke
>>> Am 20.03.19 um 16:36 schrieb mapron:
>>>> I just have tried 4.9.beta 2 build and I noticed very annoying feature:
>>>> When you close project, ALL your open files are closed too! It is
>>>> awful! I found that it was done in
>>>> https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTCREATORBUG-15721
>>>> Why anyone decided it is a good change?  I don't want to close all my
>>>> files.
>>>> My scenario:
>>>> - open project
>>>> - open some files , work-work;
>>>> - create some commits an a branch
>>>> - after work is done, I need to rebase my branch. So I close Qt
>>>> Creator project, do rebase and open it again. I usually still have all
>>>> my files opened!
>>>> - If I try to rebase without closing project, QtC just hangs.
>>>> I know it is maybe another bug, but still, I have a bunch of scenarios
>>>> when it is totally undesirable.
>>>> - open project, leave it CMakeLists.txt for split view, open another
>>>> one, close other projects (just imagine you have in memory 5 large
>>>> projects!), but use some files from them.
>>>> You could say "you could open CMakeLists.txt as usual file" , I say "I
>>>> also could use some files fo split view, which located deeply in tree;
>>>> I want to quickly add them to locator (godlike feature!), and then use
>>>> in splits in other project..."
>>>> summary: Developers! Leave my files alone! It's IDE, it amed to edit
>>>> files. Give them for me back please :)
>>>> p.s. maybe option for this behavior?
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