This Week in Qt

A Weekly Update for Qt Developers

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- Qt 5.9 Alpha has been released. As usual with alpha releases, it is supplied in source form only. http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/02/23/qt-5-9-alpha-released/ The current list of new features in 5.9 can be seen here: https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.9 - The Qt Company has announced Qt 3D Studio, which is a 3D interface design solution based on donated code from Nvidia's...
-GammaRay 2.7.0 has been released: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/interest/2017-February/026119.html - Qt 5.9.0 Alpha should be released this week. - The next patch release will be Qt 5.6.3. It is unlikely there will be a Qt 5.8.1 patch release.
The QtWebKit Technology Preview 5 has been released: https://github.com/annulen/webkit/releases/tag/qtwebkit-tp5 Among the highlights: WebGL, accelerated compositing and accelerated 2D canvas are now supported. Accelerated compositing is disabled by default for now because it causes minor artifacts on some sites. MinGW compiler is now fully supported on Windows Work is ongoing to...
-A new PDF rendering module is available - QPdfDocument: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/01/30/new-qtpdf-qtlabs-module/ -Qt 5.9.0 is now in feature freeze.
Qt 5.8.0 was released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/01/23/qt-5-8-released/ Qt Creator 4.2.1 was released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/01/23/qt-creator-4-2-1-released/
 -A feature freeze for Qt 5.9.0 is coming up in two weeks. -Due to some blockers that were found, Qt 5.8.0 could not be released last week as planned. The current plan is to release Qt 5.8.0 today.
-New Qt 5.8.0-rc snapshots are up at: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.8/5.8.0-rc/ If there are no major problems, official 5.8.0 is expected to be released tomorrow. -The Qt Remote Objects playground project wants to be upgraded to a full Qt project. A Tech Preview is available in Qt 5.9.0: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-January/028282.html
-A Qt 5.8.0 release candidate is now available: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/12/22/qt-5-8-0-release-candidate-available/ -A new RC snapshot should be available later this week. Jan. 17 is the target for an official Qt 5.8.0 release. -As of Jan. 2, 2017, a feature freeze is in effect for Qt 5.9.0.
- Qt 5.7.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/12/14/qt-5-7-1-released/ - Qt Creator 4.2 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/12/14/qt-creator-4-2-released/ - The current target for Qt 5.8.0 RC release is December 20. - The Qt Build System (QBS) version 1.7.0 has been released: https://download.qt.io/official_releases/qbs/1.7.0/ - Qt World Summit...
-There is a discussion on a new approach to Qt main() proposed by Morten Sorvig: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2016-December/028062.html -Konstantin Tokarev has been nominated for for Approver status. Currently, he's responsible for QtWebKit and is working on the new version QtWebkit NG. Both of these projects are outside Qt itself. -Antti Määttä has been...

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