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The Qt SDK Updater doesn't find any updates



  • Hi all,

    I've installed the Qt SDK few months ago but as I see in the downloads pages, the current Qt creator version is 2.5.1 but the version I got is pretty old. I wanted to update it but when I launch the Qt SDK updater, it doesn't find any updates. Does anybody know why ? And by the way, why is the Qt SDK direct download currently unavailable ?

    Do I need to install the Qt libraries and then Qt creator to get the latest versions ?

    Thanks in advance


  • Moderators

    The Qt SDK was maintained by Nokia in the past, but Nokia is not involved in Qt any more. That's why the SDK has fallen behind -- Nobody has updated it to use the latest Qt and Qt Creator.

    The Qt Project is concentrating on releasing Qt 5.0.0, and there will be a Qt SDK for Qt 5.0.0beta2. See http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/releasing/2012-September/000634.html and http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.user/4301

    For now, you can download Qt 4.8.3 and Qt Creator 2.5.2 directly from http://qt-project.org/downloads

    Don't uninstall the Qt SDK though -- you probably still need its compiler.



  • Ok, thanks for your answer. So a complete Qt 5 SDK will be soon released, that's nice. The Qt 5 release date is for sure in November but is there any more accurate information ?


  • Moderators

    "More accurate information"? What do you want to know?

    Note: We don't have an exact release date for Qt 5 yet. There will be another beta soon, but people will need time to test the beta, before the final release.



  • On "this page":http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt_5.0 I saw the Qt 5 will finally be released by November. So I'll wait until this release. Thanks for your answers.



  • [quote author="Arnold DUMAS" date="1352125002"]On "this page":http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt_5.0 I saw the Qt 5 will finally be released by November. So I'll wait until this release. Thanks for your answers.[/quote]

    I suggest: install the 4.8.3 version of Qt (with a compiler and qtcreator).
    Qt 5 won't be 100% compatible (binary, as I've read...) with previous 4.x.x series of Qt.


  • Moderators

    [quote author="Arnold DUMAS" date="1352125002"]On "this page":http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt_5.0 I saw the Qt 5 will finally be released by November. So I'll wait until this release. Thanks for your answers.[/quote]You're welcome, but I think the Qt 5 release will be slightly delayed. It's not ready yet.



  • Ok, so I'll patiently wait the release with my current installation.


  • Moderators

    I recently used 2.4 for testing again and we made so much progress since back then! I would recommend updating that. You might want to wait for 2.6 though: The release candidate recently became available, so the final can't be far off.

    Qt 4.x is pretty stable, no big jumps there, so staying a bit back there is fine IMHO.



  • Ok, thanks for your answer Tobias



  • I just tried the new Qt 5 beta 2 but I can't compile any example or project. I installed the Visual compiler brought in the package but when I create a Qt gui project, it doesn't compile because it can't find any valid compiler. Nevertheless I didn't get any error or warning during the installation. Is there any issues known with this installer ?

    Thank you in advance



  • Almost sure: you have to set the toolchain.
    Tools menu > Options > Build & Run > Qt Versions and Toolchains tabs. Here you can set up the compiler and similar things.


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