[Qt-creator] New Installer for 4.13.0

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Tue Aug 18 17:15:02 CEST 2020

we are aware of the issue:

The context is that the installer build was changed for Qt, and somebody didn’t realize that this page doesn’t make sense for Qt Creator-only installers.

Br, Eike

> On Aug 18, 2020, at 16:06, Michael Jackson <mike.jackson at bluequartz.net> wrote:
> I just downloaded the installer for 4.13.0 from the snapshots directory from download.qt.io. 
> If I am downloading QtCreator to *use* to develop software *why* do I have to agree to *any* of the GPL terms?
> I’m not making changes to QtCreator.
> As far as QtCreator is concerned, it shouldn’t know or care what other software frameworks that I am using.
> The obligations make it sound like I need to acknowledge Qt in *any* software that I develop with QtCreator?
> These obligations make it sound as if the GPL license that QtCreator is licensed under is infecting my own software?
> And why on Earth would the installer need my Company/Business name during installation: It is bad enough that I need a QtAccount just to install the software but now I have to provide even more information?
> This seems like something is just getting “lost in translation”. What am I missing?
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