Slow downloads with the online installer? Try this tool
gghavoc last edited by gghavoc
@Geograph I want to try this method, unfortunately there's no fiddler-proxy on linux. There's only fiddler everywhere but it's still in beta so I don't know if there's hostname-replacement capabilities yet. Do you know any linux (mint) alternative?
The tool didn't work for me, and it broke my Maintenance Tool. After reverting the settings, I get a message that the Maintenance Tool "appears to be older than 3.0.2".
And why should I have to use this tool in the first place, when Qt has been aware of this issue for so many years? I was getting useless speeds from a Japanese mirror, so I had no alternative.
I've had this issue with the Qt online installer for several years on Windows. It almost never works and I think Qt has one of the worst install experiences. To make it even worse they have recently removed the offline installers. At the moment I have no way to install Qt on Windows unless I build it my self from sources.
they have recently removed the offline installers
Well, those are now only available for users with commercial license.
I'm too not happy with recent changes.
Personally I never had issues with online installer, but I know that many users have such issues and it is really pity that those are still not fixed. In most cases the issues are caused by slow/not reachable mirrors, but the official installer does not provide the possibility to select another mirror from a list.
I have been trying daily since 12th this month. After posting here yesterday it now works. Coincidence or not, I don't know :)
After a long journey, the official Qt Online installer has now added support for mirror selection. A big thanks to the engineers at the Qt Company: https://wiki.qt.io/Online_Installer_4.x#Selecting_a_mirror_for_opensource
Thank you also to everyone who used the Qt SDK Repo Chooser over the years!