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  • Hey just tried to download today one of the qt downloads.

    IT WAS HORRIBLY ... S L O W ... . . I have a 30Mb/Sec connection and I had to give up both the online / offline installers. This is not the first time it happens...

    I saw that Digia/QtProject are .. well.. looking for alternative mirror sites, and it's costly and stuff...

    Why not use a torrent?? just upload the files to the torrent and ask some guys/gals to leave them open?
    Robust .. Free... Fast.. Very Fast...


  • Moderators

    Hi,

    Others have brought up the torrent idea too, hopefully Digia implements it soon: http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/36338/

    In the meantime, see here for download alternatives: http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/36351/



  • Let's hope so :)
    10x for the linx



  • I tried several alternative mirrors, and the mirror you linked is by far the best, but it still takes around 5 hours (!) to download. With a torrent on my home/office connection it would take at most 20min.

    Thing is.. I am trying hard to convince my friends and colleagues that Qt is the best :) but then it wont even download...


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    Where do you live, may I ask? I'm in Australia and I'm able to get ~200 KiB/s with the ustc.edu.cn mirror.

    If you don't mind using an unofficial build (and assuming you're on Windows), a maintainer of the MinGW-builds project is hosting Qt packages at http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingwbuilds/files/external-binary-packages/Qt-Builds/ . These packages don't contain a compiler, but you can get MinGW from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingwbuilds/



  • Hi,

    I am living in Israel, and we don't have a mirror here unfortunately.. I need an android sdk installer, so my guess I will just use the slow download for now and use a DVD :) to copy that home.

    10x for the tip anyway.


  • Moderators

    I see. Sorry I wasn't able to help you more.

    All the best with your projects, and may you convince your friends and colleagues to see the light ;)



  • Just out of curiosity I have downloaded Qt5.2 MinGW offline version which is almost 700MB. The download from this original download site here was about 10 minutes. My Internet connection has a nominal 10 Mb/s. This is out of Europe.
    I always thought my Internet is not very fast ;-) Will correct my view of the connection.


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    [quote author="koahnig" date="1388919588"]My Internet connection has a nominal 10 Mb/s. This is out of Europe.
    I always thought my Internet is not very fast ;-) Will correct my view of the connection.[/quote]I would... do lots of things... to get 10 Mbps consistently ;-)

    My university's connection far exceeded this (~80 Mbps), but alas, my home is not serviced by the same infrastructure.



  • [quote author="JKSH" date="1388920572"]I would... do lots of things... to get 10 Mbps consistently ;-)

    My university's connection far exceeded this (~80 Mbps), but alas, my home is not serviced by the same infrastructure.[/quote]

    This is through a standard phone line with ADSL. The lowest would be 5 Mb/s offered by the phone companies over here. However, the prices are not very good unfortunately.
    The lowest speeds increased over a couple of years consistently. This is probably because the speed is the only way to get customers.



  • Israel is going through a renaissance of internet connectivity, so a 30~100MB is getting quite cheep these days.. for 20$ per month including a limit free phone line.. like Europe ;)



  • You know it's funny ... I just downloaded Samsung TV sdk 4.5 + WAMP server. around 750 MB total.. I am finishing installations.
    The qt download I started a few minutes earlier has just got to 2% .. not exaggerating.. this is a joke..


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    [quote author="koahnig" date="1388921419"]This is through a standard phone line with ADSL. The lowest would be 5 Mb/s offered by the phone companies over here. However, the prices are not very good unfortunately.
    The lowest speeds increased over a couple of years consistently. This is probably because the speed is the only way to get customers. [/quote]I'm on an ADSL2 service and download speeds are at ~4 Mbps on average, occasionally hitting 10 Mbps. The fact that my neighbourhood is very old might be a factor.

    Having said that, there are regions (even in the city) that are limited to ADSL1 services.

    Fibre-based internet has JUST started to take off here. Unfortunately, the ruling political party has deemed FTTP too expensive and are commissioning FTTN + legacy copper cables.

    [quote author="rubizm" date="1388927280"]You know it's funny ... I just downloaded Samsung TV sdk 4.5 + WAMP server. around 750 MB total.. I am finishing installations.
    The qt download I started a few minutes earlier has just got to 2% .. not exaggerating.. this is a joke.. [/quote]Try a download accelerator. I use DownThemAll (a Firefox extension) -- when you click on the regular link at http://qt-project.org/downloads , the accelerator can simultaneously connect to multiple mirrors and boost your download speed.



  • Dude.. I use one... :) FDM(+firefox) this is the speed using a download manager.

    BTW... 9% now.. only 7.15 more hours to go.. yey



  • [quote author="rubizm" date="1388925821"]Israel is going through a renaissance of internet connectivity, so a 30~100MB is getting quite cheep these days.. for 20$ per month including a limit free phone line.. like Europe ;)[/quote]
    Unfortunately a bit more expensive here (Switzerland). About 65 US$ minimum with a major provider. 30Mb/s and unlimited national calls more around 110 US$ per month.
    Wrong part of Europe :(



  • Don't feel bad.. at least you are not in a terror zone :)


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