Qt-Creator send data over internet



  • Hi all,
    today I seen that when I star Qt-Creator (both 2.0.1 and 2.1.0) my router led start blinking (indicating some data trasmission).

    I'm using Linux.

    Can someone explain me why Qt-Creator need to send data over internet and what is it sending?


  • Moderators

    I know that the "News & Support" tab on the welcome screen shows the latest posts from the Qt Labs blog. The app fetching that data may be what you're seeing, but I'm just making an educated guess. I'm not sure if that loads at startup, or on demand.


  • Moderators

    We load some RSS feed on start-up of Qt Creator. There is no transmission of anything special but some user agent string identifying the "browser" to be a Qt Creator.

    Feel free to check the code if you do not trust us:-)



  • [quote author="Tobias Hunger" date="1301037445"]We load some RSS feed on start-up of Qt Creator. There is no transmission of anything special but some user agent string identifying the "browser" to be a Qt Creator.
    [/quote]
    Ok thanks, this is why...

    [quote author="Tobias Hunger" date="1301037445"]
    Feel free to check the code if you do not trust us:-)
    [/quote]
    I trust you... I'm only obsessed by the router blinking led... :-D



  • By the way:

    is it possible so switch this off?

    bq. Tobias Hunger wrote:
    We load some RSS feed on start-up of Qt Creator.



  • [quote author="Gerolf" date="1301042321"]By the way:

    is it possible so switch this off?

    bq. Tobias Hunger wrote:
    We load some RSS feed on start-up of Qt Creator.[/quote]

    Are you a developer or what? ;-)



  • Why not putting that info promenently on the foreground, and give an option to disable it?



  • Personally, I don't see the big problem. If you really want to have the news feed out, then just hack it out. QtCreator is open source and build on Qt too, so everyone working with it should be able to do that, right? Creator is a tool for developers, after all.



  • I haven't found a place in the options where that might be. And here I have no time to parse QtCreator sources :-)

    And yes, I am a Developer. But up to now, I did no submits to Qt, I have enough submits here at work...



  • @Andre:
    thats not really an answer dont you think?



  • Gerolf: Nobody said you need to submit your patch to the Trolls (though they might like that).

    vinb: I think it is, actually. I don't think that your "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" response, immediately requesting a configuration option and a prominent warning is a real answer. This is a free piece of software, that is completely open source. Sure, the developers are open to suggestions for improvements, but until the time that they come around to addressing the issue (as you perceive it), you can make your own improvements.



  • i didnt gave a "gimme" response, at least that was not my intention. So im sorry if it sounded that way.
    I just ask(ed) a normal question, about the why. But i quess you dont see it that way.
    And ofcourse everybody can make their own adjustments to code, as normal in open source. But still thats not an answer on my question.



  • OK, perhaps I interpreted your message in the wrong way. I apologize.

    [quote author="vinb" date="1301044961"]Why not putting that info promenently on the foreground, [/quote]
    It is not quite clear what you mean with "that info", but I assume it refers to the fact that Qt Creator makes a connection to the internet to fetch an RSS feed. Am I right? My question is: why do you want that information be advertised prominently in Creator? What purpose does that serve exactly?

    [quote]and give an option to disable it?[/quote]
    Again: what is the rationale for that? An option is possible, but too many options make the program hard to use. I am not convinced that a configuration option is needed for this, but others may disagree. Note that I am also not very interested in the feed itself inside Creator, I don't use Creator as a feed reader, but that is another story.



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1301048024"]OK, perhaps I interpreted your message in the wrong way. I apologize.
    [/quote]
    I notice that i wasnt clearly myself. so everything is ok with me.
    [quote]
    but I assume it refers to the fact that Qt Creator makes a connection to the internet to fetch an RSS feed. Am I right? [/quote]
    Yep, thats what i meant.
    [quote] My question is: why do you want that information be advertised prominently in Creator? What purpose does that serve exactly?[/quote] I think that any 'extra' in a program that is not nesecary for the program itself, should be documented for the user to know. But thats only my idea.
    [quote]
    Again: what is the rationale for that? An option is possible, but too many options make the program hard to use. I am not convinced that a configuration option is needed for this, but others may disagree. Note that I am also not very interested in the feed itself inside Creator, I don't use Creator as a feed reader, but that is another story.
    [/quote]
    You say it yourself in your last sentence. I suspect that almost nobody use qtcreator as a feed reader. So its clearly an 'extra' and therefore an option.



  • For me this RSS news is not a simple problem. On my work we have proxy and it requires authentication. So when I start QtCreator it keeps sending requests for RSS and clogs the channel.



  • [quote author="AntonyEnergy" date="1342687572"]For me this RSS news is not a simple problem. On my work we have proxy and it requires authentication. So when I start QtCreator it keeps sending requests for RSS and clogs the channel.[/quote]

    Interesting problem. Now that sounds like a reason to have an option to disable it. Please file a feature request for that.



  • Fast solution is to turn off "Welcome" module in "about modules" menu. Or use tools as "Ultrasurf" to use other proxy.



  • [quote author="AntonyEnergy" date="1342689284"]Fast solution is to turn off "Welcome" module in "about modules" menu. Or use tools as "Ultrasurf" to use other proxy.[/quote]

    Good solution...

    I have it in "Help" --> "About Plugins..." .



  • Best solution: download new version. "news section has been removed from Qt Creator 2.5.0"


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