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

Vincent Hui vincenthk007 at gmail.com
Wed May 8 05:40:31 CEST 2019

Hi André,

Thank you for your advice.

Does that mean there is a refactoring tool that can adapt pulgins to API
changes easily? I want know how plugins can get mechanical adapted to API


On Wed, 8 May 2019 at 05:31, André Pönitz <apoenitz at t-online.de> wrote:

> 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.
> Andre'
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