Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 20:03 UTC
Windows For Microsoft, the traditional desktop is old news. It's on its way out, it's legacy, and the harder they claim the desktop has equal rights, the sillier it becomes. With companies, words are meaningless, it's actions that matter, and here Microsoft's actions tell the real story. The company has announced the product line-up for Visual Studio 11, and the free Express can no longer be used to create desktop applications. Message is clear.
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RE[3]: No problem
by pgquiles on Tue 22nd May 2012 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No problem"
pgquiles
Member since:
2006-07-16

Ironically Qt Creator 2.5, released last week, no longer includes MinGW. They removed it because of legal reasons:

"updating the shipped version is a legal hassle as long as the binaries are provided through Nokia"

http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2012/05/09/qt-creator-2-5-0-released/

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RE[4]: No problem
by Nth_Man on Wed 23rd May 2012 00:25 in reply to "RE[3]: No problem"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Pau: ja m'has fastidiat :-)

Thanks! While they work on the new Qt SDK version, which would include Qt Creator 2.5, in https://qt.nokia.com/downloads we are reminded that "Qt Creator IDE can also be downloaded as a standalone application, although we recommend to get it via the SDK".

The present Qt SDK version, 1.2.1, released on April 11th, that can be downloaded from https://qt.nokia.com/downloads, contains:
- Qt libraries version 4.8.1
- Simulator for Symbian phones and the Nokia N9
- Qt Creator IDE version 2.4.1
- Qt Mobility version 1.2
- Qt development tools
- Remote compilers
In Windows, that is
- Online installer - 15 MB
- Offline installer - 1.7 GB
1.7 GB only if someone wants to install *everything* (!)

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RE[4]: No problem
by darkcoder on Wed 23rd May 2012 01:02 in reply to "RE[3]: No problem"
darkcoder Member since:
2006-07-14

Ironically Qt Creator 2.5, released last week, no longer includes MinGW. They removed it because of legal reasons:

"updating the shipped version is a legal hassle as long as the binaries are provided through Nokia"

http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2012/05/09/qt-creator-2-5-0-released/

But you forgot to specify that Nokia said their main reason is that the compiler is already provided in the SDK, and wanted the IDE to be more independent (used by people who has latest MinGW installed).

Edited 2012-05-23 01:03 UTC

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RE[5]: No problem
by pgquiles on Wed 23rd May 2012 12:41 in reply to "RE[4]: No problem"
pgquiles Member since:
2006-07-16

But you forgot to specify that Nokia said their main reason is that the compiler is already provided in the SDK, and wanted the IDE to be more independent (used by people who has latest MinGW installed).


That was already possible. I have been using mingw-w64 builds for a long time already.

I'd say the main reason they have removed MinGW is the "please ship a newer version of MinGW" was a recurrent topic in the mailing list. And then people would argue about mingw.org vs mingw-w64 vs TDM vs something else. Those were very long threads.

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