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astromme

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Qt5 link?
« on: November 08, 2023, 07:48:18 PM »
Qt5 link please.

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2023, 08:55:05 PM »
With the new website, we will be using this link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DtmLVKxYyNVmwmZY444jnXDgSbkKVdgp?usp=share_link

It lists all SlickEdit Pro v28 installers including the linux64 Qt5 installer.

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2023, 06:41:39 PM »
gdrive seems to want to re-zip the gzip file to download it

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2023, 09:04:27 PM »
gdrive seems to want to re-zip the gzip file to download it

Thanks for posting. It will still work but it's stupid. We will try figure out something better. When we're logged in, it doesn't get zipped when downloading.

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2023, 09:48:18 PM »
No good work around with google drive. Too bad. It is very simple and intuitive.

Hopefully either Dropbox or One drive will be a better solution. I don't like that drop box tries to view .tar.gz/.msi/.dmg files if you double click on them. Other than that, it's better than google drive. Looking into OneDrive now.

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2023, 11:46:58 PM »
After more analysis, Google drive is the best solution even with the zipping issue. Even with the zipping issue (see below for workaround), it takes the same or less time to download the installers than DropBox (the only possible alternative so far).

DropBox: How to download isn't always obvious. DropBox needs an always visible download button/link.  Customers will end up double clicking and not being happy with what happens. What to do after that mistake isn't that obvious. Also, always it takes >=2 minutes to download!

OneDrive doesn't seem to lock down folder sharing user names (not obvious) enough to be a viable solution. Also, it always takes >=2 minutes to download!

Google Drive Zip WORKAROUND:
If you don't want the installer zipped and you want a much faster download, use Chrome with syncing turned on.

If you don't like Google Chrome, I understand. Everyone has their reasons. I was using Firefox for years until Firefox decided to completely stop syncing my account.

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2023, 12:05:31 AM »
Thanks, Clark.  Not a big deal...I just wanted to make sure you were aware of it, in case there was a "fix".  I was using Vivaldi and for some reason the "Save as..." wouldn't actually save the file, so I had to re-zip/download 2-3 times before I just did "Save" to default location, which worked.

Jeff

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2023, 12:36:53 AM »
So glad you posted. Thanks again.

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2023, 02:28:48 PM »
Unfortunately, for some reason, I can't have access to the Google drive.
Would you build a mirror on OneDrive?

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2023, 08:31:48 PM »

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2023, 11:56:24 PM »
that was fast...no extra zipping!

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2023, 12:41:06 AM »
Downloads are very fast for dropbox or google chrome IF you are logged into them (logged into your dropbox account or logged into your google drive account). Otherwise, they are both slow.

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2023, 12:47:09 AM »
I tried both Edge and Vivaldi, and was not logged into my Dropbox account and the download was just a few seconds.  FYI...this is shown at the top:

You’ve received Joseph Maurer's folder SlickEdit Pro 2023 (v28). Join them on Dropbox for secure, reliable file storage that you can trust.

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2023, 01:21:10 AM »
When I downloaded on Windows using Chrome not logged into dropbox, it took >=2 minutes to download. Maybe there are other additional dependencies for the download speed you get.

Update: I seem to be always getting fast download speeds with dropbox now. No idea what changed.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2023, 01:28:26 AM by Clark »

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Re: Qt5 link?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2023, 01:14:19 PM »