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

André Pönitz apoenitz at t-online.de
Tue May 7 23:34:47 CEST 2019

On Tue, May 07, 2019 at 04:16:17PM +0800, Vincent Hui wrote:
> Hi,
> Thank for developing Qt Creator such a great IDE.
> I am a user of ROS Qt Creator Plug-in
> <https://github.com/ros-industrial/ros_qtc_plugin>. After a new version of
> Qt Creator had been released, it took the developer of ROS plugin a long
> time to adopt Qt Creator API changes to support a new version of Qt Creator.
> My question is how to let plugin developers to adopt API changes easily so
> that tey can release newer pulgins quickly ?

The changes are all visible in git, so in principle anyone interested could
follow up immediately.

However, I see and know that this is quite some effort.

One potential workaround is to develop the plugin in-tree, i.e. submit it
to the Qt Creator source on codereview.qt-project.org. If it is accepted
there it will at least get mechanical adapted to API changes. Release
testing and/or feature work will not be covered.


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