In this blog posting, we will describe the steps needed to build Qt 5 on the Toradex T30 hardware platform. This blog post was originally published on Jul 10, 2013. These instructions have now been updated to simplify them, add some additional information and to build the latest Qt version, 5.2.0. The Toradex Colibri T30 The Toradex Colibri T30 is an ARM development platform distributed by Toradex, a company in Switzerland that provides a number of ARM and Intel based development products. Their web site is here. Hardware The kit used in this document...
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This document will explain how to build Qt 5.2.0 beta1 and QtWayland for Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/). The procedure will likely work with the Qt 5.2.0 release candidate and final release, once they become available. There are a variety of HOWTOs and other documents on the web on how to build one or the other – this document will attempt to walk you through each step. As Qt and QtWayland are constantly under development, this document may not be precisely up to date going into the future. For a good overview of Wayland, see the Wayland wiki page here . We will build Qt...
- Qt 5.9.5 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/04/12/qt-5-9-5-released/ - Qt 5.11 Beta3 has been released. It is available through the Qt Installer. Preparations for a release candidate are underway. - PySide2 (Qt bindings for Python) is being renamed to "Qt for Python" and will appear as a tech preview shortly after the release of 5.11. http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/04/13/qt-for-python-is-coming-to-a-computer-near-you/
Very quiet on the Qt front this week. - There was hope that a Qt 5.9.5 release would happen this week, but no update on its status has been provided. - A Qt 5.11 Beta3 release is also expected shortly, but no updated status is available.
- Qt Creator 4.6.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/03/28/qt-creator-4-6-0-released/ - The Qt Installer Framework 3.0.4 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/03/28/qt-installer-framework-3-0-4-released/ - Qbs 1.11 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/03/28/qbs-1-11-released/ - Qt 5.9.5 still has open blockers so it could not be released in March as planned. The new target date is immediately after Easter. - Qt 5.11 beta3 is currently being prepared, with a possible release soon.
- The Qt Champions for 2017 have been selected: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/03/21/qt-champions-2017/
- Qt Creator 4.5.2 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/03/13/qt-creator-4-5-2-released/ - Qt Creator 4.6 RC (Release Candidate) has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/03/15/qt-creator-4-6-rc-released/ - A Qt 5.11 Beta2 has been released. It is available in the online installer. - Qt 5.9.5 is still slated to be released this month once some blockers have been fixed.
- The Qt Contributors' Summit for 2018 will be held in Oslo, Norway June 11-12. Though previous summits coincided with the Qt World Summit and QtCon, this year's summit is a standalone event.
- Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.2.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/02/26/qt-visual-studio-tools-2-2-0-released/ - Qt 3D Studio 1.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/03/02/qt-3d-studio-1-1-released/ - A Qt 5.9.5 release is planned for this month. - Qt Automotive Suite 2.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/02/27/introducing-qt-automotive-suite-2-0/
- Qt 5.11 Beta1 snapshot has been released. It can be installed via the online installer. - A list of new features for Qt 5.11 can be seen here: https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.11 - A "Qt Roadmap for 2018" has been published: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/02/22/qt-roadmap-2018/
- Qt 5.10.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/02/13/qt-5-10-1-released/ - Qt Creator 4.5.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/02/13/qt-creator-4-5-1-released/
- Qt Creator 4.6 Beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/02/07/qt-creator-4-6-beta-released/ - A proposal to deprecate Qt Quick Controls 1 has been posted: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2018-February/032073.html - Gamma Ray 2.9.0 has been released: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay/releases
-Branching from Qt 5.10.1 for 5.10 is completed. A snapshot is available via the online installer. The goal is to release 5.10.1 as soon as possible, perhaps this week. -There is a discussion on the development mailing list on the topic of Qt branches and a proposal for how to continue with those. It proposes the following: '5.6' will move in very strict mode '5.9' will move in strict mode. No direct submissions anymore, just cherry picks from stable '5.10' will be closed and Qt 5.10.1 will be the final release from Qt 5.10...
- Qt 5.9.4 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/01/23/qt-5-9-4-released/ - Qt 5.11 branching has started. Feature freeze is planned for Jan. 31, 2018. - Online snapshots for Qt 5.10.1 and Qt 5.11 Alpha are now available from the "Preview" mode of the online installer.
- A blocker in the latest Qt 5.9.4 snapshot prevented release last week. A fix is now being integrated. The expectation is that it will be released this week barring any further problems. - Branching of 5.10.1 has not started yet, pending release of 5.9.4. - Qt 5.11 feature freeze set for Jan. 31 is fast approaching.
- A snapshot of Qt 5.9.4 is available in the online installer. The plan is to release it next week.
Current release plans: - Qt 5.9.4: The goal is to get a first snapshot out this week, with a release in mid-January. - Qt 5.10.1: The goal is to get a snapshot out within the next week or two, with a release by end of January. - Qt 5.11.0: The official feature freeze is scheduled for Jan 31. The goal is to get a binary snapshot out by then.
Due to the holidays, there was not much going on in the Qt world last week. - The next major release of Qt should be Qt 5.11, with an Alpha due at the end of February. - Qt 5.9.4 should be released toward the end of January.
- Branching for Qt 5.9.4 has begun. The plan is to release Qt 5.9.4 by end of January. - There is a proposal to drop support for MSVC 2013 for Qt 5.11 and onwards: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-December/031647.html - There is a proposal to stop shipping MINGW32 binaries, and switch to MINGW64: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-December/031688.html
- The Qt Installer Framework 3.0.2 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/12/15/qt-installer-framework-3-0-2-released/ - A proposal has been made on the mailing list to drop support for QNX 6.6 in Qt 5.11, and only support QNX 7.0 for Qt 5.11 onward. Read it here: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-December/031641.html
- Qt 5.10 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/12/07/qt-5-10-released/ - Qt Creator 4.5.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/12/07/qt-creator-4-5-0-released/ - Qbs 1.10 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/12/07/qbs-1-10-released/
- A Qt 5.10 RC2 has been released: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer The aim is to release a final 5.10 on 12/7/2017. - Qt 3D Studio 1.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/11/30/qt-3d-studio-1-0-released/
- Qt 5.9.3 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/11/22/qt-5-9-3-released/ - A Qt 5.9.4 release is planned for Jan 2018. - Qt Creator 4.5 RC has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/11/22/qt-creator-4-5-rc-released/
- Due to various issues, no planned releases were made this week. -The current plan is to release a Qt 5.9.3 and a Qt 5.10 RC next week.
- Qt 5.10 Beta4 was released. An official Release Candidate is scheduled for Nov 16, 2017. https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer - Qt 5.9.3 might also be released this week. Stay tuned.
- Qt 5.10 Beta 3 was released: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer - Release of a Qt 5.9.3 binary snapshot is not yet complete. Work is ongoing to release a 5.9.3 as soon as possible in order to avoid affecting the planned Qt 5.10 release later this year.
- Qt 5.10 Beta2 has been released: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer - The Qt World Summit 2017 recordings are now available: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/10/24/qt-world-summit-2017-recordings/
- Work on Qt 5.10 beta 2 release is progressing. Though a release date is not yet available, the goal is ASAP.
- The first Qt 5.10 Beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/10/09/qt-5-10-beta-released/ As the Beta phase progresses, more Beta snapshots will be released. - Qt Creator 4.5 Beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/10/12/qt-creator-4-5-beta-released/ - An initial preview release of Qt 3D Studio has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/10/11/qt-3d-studio-source-code-pre-release-snapshots-available/ - A discussion about speeding up the review process has begun: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-October/031127.html - Some...
- Qt 5.9.2 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/10/06/qt-5-9-2-released/ - Qt Creator 4.4.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/10/06/qt-creator-4-4-1-released/
Upcoming Qt Releases: - The current plan is to release Qt 5.9.2 this week. An updated snapshot is already available in the installer. - Qt 5.10 should also have a beta release out this week.
- Qt 5.6.3 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/09/21/qt-5-6-3-released/ - The Qt Installer Framework 3.0.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/09/20/qt-installer-framework-3-0-1-released/ - Qbs 1.9.0 has been released: https://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/09/05/qbs-1-9-released/
- Qt 5.10 Alpha has been released. As is usual for Alpha releases, it is available in source-code form only. http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/09/13/qt-5-10-alpha-released/ - The Qt World Summit is coming up soon: Oct 10-12 in Berlin, Germany. https://www.qtworldsummit.com/
- Qt Creator 4.4.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/09/05/qt-creator-4-4-0-released/ - Qbs 1.9 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/09/05/qbs-1-9-released/ - GammaRay 2.8.1 has been released: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay
- A Qt 5.9.2 snapshot is now available: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer - CoAP support in Qt is under development: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-September/030809.html
-Though the plan is still to release a 5.10 alpha by the end of August, delays in qt5.git integration means it's likely the release will slip into the beginning of September. -For Qt 5.9.2, a snapshot should be available this week. -For Qt 5.6.3, first binary snapshot appears to be pretty solid, but a release candidate is not yet ready. -In Qt 5.10, a new method QProcess::startDetached() will be added: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/08/25/a-new-qprocessstartdetached/
- Qt Creator 4.4 RC has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/08/17/qt-creator-4-4-rc-released/ - Qt 5.6.3 snapshots are available: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer
- Qt 5.10 Feature Freeze is now in effect. - A "pre-alpha" binary snapshot is available for 5.10: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer - A new Pointer Handlers facility will be included in 5.10 as a Tech Preview. http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-August/030676.html
- Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.1.2 Beta is now available: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/08/03/qt-visual-studio-tools-version-2-1-2-beta/ - The feature freeze for Qt 5.10 should happen tomorrow, August 8, with binary snapshots and an Alpha release to follow.
As it's still vacation season in Europe there are no updates on release schedules, or new information to report. This is likely to be the case for the next few weeks at least. -A Qt 5.9.2 release is still scheduled for August, and a 5.10 release for November. -The 5.10 feature freeze is scheduled for August 8, with an alpha release on August 31. *Note: these dates may change as development proceeds.
- Qt Creator 4.4 Beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/07/20/qt-creator-4-4-beta-released/
It's getting to be vacation season in Europe, so there's little to report except that Viktor Engelmann and Jesus Fernandez have been nominated for Approver status.
- The Qt Company has merged a new WebGL Streaming plugin that will become a technology preview in Qt 5.10: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/07/07/qt-webgl-streaming-merged/ - A new Shapes plugin for Qt Quick is also planned for 5.10: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/07/07/let-there-be-shapes/
- Qt 5.9.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/06/30/qt-5-9-1-released/ - Qt Creator 4.3.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/06/30/qt-creator-4-3-1-released/
-If all goes well, Qt 5.9.1 will be released this week, with a follow-up release of 5.9.2 in August. - It appears that support for MSVC2013 will be continued for Qt 5.10, but will likely be dropped in Qt 5.11.
-The first Qt 5.9.1 snapshots are available: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer The plan is to release 5.9.1 in June, and an upcoming 5.9.2 in August. -A "plea" to drop support for MSVC 2013 compilers has been proposed on the development mailing list for 5.10: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-June/030178.html
- GammaRay 2.8.0 has been released: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay/releases https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay - A discussion on the development mailing list has started regarding compiler support for Qt 5.10: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-June/030093.html
- Qt 5.9.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/05/31/qt-5-9-released/ - Qbs 1.8 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/05/29/qbs-1-8-released/ - For June, the plan is to release a Qt 5.9.1, get a Qt 5.6.3 snapshot out for testing, and get an Alpha release of Qt 5.10.0 out for testing.
- Qt Creator 4.3.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/05/24/qt-creator-4-3-0-released/ - Qt 5.9.0 RC (release candidate) has been released: http://download.qt.io/development_releases/qt/5.9/5.9.0-rc/ Barring problems, the final release is scheduled for tomorrow, May 31.
- Qt 5.9.0 Beta 4s available. It is intended to be the last beta. The current plan is to release the first RC (release candidate) early next week. https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer - A discussion on the development mailing list has started for a new QStringFormatter class: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-May/029931.html
- Qt Creator 4.3 RC1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/05/09/qt-creator-4-3-rc1-released/ - The Qt Company has announced that the upcoming 5.9 release of Qt will be a Long Term Support (LTS) release, with updates continuing for the next 3 years: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/05/11/introducing-long-term-support-qt-5-9/
Qt 5.9 Beta3 is now available: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer The latest plan is to get the Release Candidate out May 17, 2017.
The Qt World Summit 2017 Call for Presentations is now open: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/04/27/qt-world-summit-2017-call-presentations/ The call will close on 5/30/2017. A proposal for a change in Qt 5.9 -> 5.10 supported platforms and configurations was posted: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-April/029706.html
Qt Creator 4.2.2 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/04/21/qt-creator-4-2-2-released/ Qt 5.9 Beta2 is available, instructions: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer From the Qt Release meeting notes: Qt 5.10 feature freeze is scheduled for 8/8/2017, with an Alpha release on 8/31/2017 Qt 5.6.3 release in August, 5.6.4 in 1/2018 Qt 5.9.1 preliminary release 9/2017 An email was posted suggesting that all users should update the Maintenance Tool due to a change in the domain being used for online installations. After 5/7/2017, older...
With bug fixing focusing on Qt 5.9, a proposal to close the 5.8 branch was made that has resulted in a lot of discussion regarding the work that is still going into 5.8. Learn more here: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-April/029441.html
Qt 5.9.0 Beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/04/07/qt-5-9-beta-released/
- Qt Creator 4.3.0 Beta has been released: https://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/03/30/qt-creator-4-3-beta-released/
Qt 5.9.0 status: The first binary snapshots are now available for Mac and Linux users: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer Current list of blockers: https://bugreports.qt.io/issues/?filter=18394 Still on target for an April 5 release Discussions: A previous discussion on QList that had died out, has restarted: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-March/029040.html
Qt 5.9 is still on target for a beta on April 5. The current known blockers can be found here: https://bugreports.qt.io/issues/?filter=18394
-What started as a question involving rewriting syncqt.pl in C++ has morphed into a discussion on whether Qbs (Qt build system) might become the default build system for Qt 6. Check it out here: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-March/028925.html -The beta release of Qt 5.9 is still planned for April 5. https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_5.9_Release
- Qt Install Framework 2.0.5 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/03/02/qt-installer-framework-2-0-5-released/
- 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 DRIVE Design Studio. http://blog.qt.io/blog/2017/02/20/introducing-qt-3d-studio/
-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 release a Qt 5.9.0 Alpha as soon as possible. Qt 5.6.3 and 5.8.1 patch releases should be released in the first half of 2017, along with 5.9.0. Exact schedules are still unclear, but...
-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. -Qbs version 1.7.0 has been released: https://download.qt.io/official_releases/qbs/1.7.0/ - Qt World Summit recordings are now available: https://www.qt.io/qtws16/ (Note that a Qt account is required to access them.)
-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 given Qt3D Approver status.
-Qt Creator 4.2 RC1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/11/30/qt-creator-4-2-rc1-released/ -Discussion on Qt 5.9 has started on the development list: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2016-November/027846.html - Release status: 5.6.3, Start creating the release in Jan/Feb 2017 for official release in Mar/Apr 2017. 5.7.1, New blocker found. Current plan is to release on week 49. 5.8.0, Branching is finalized. Current plan is to release an RC on Dec 13. 5.9.0, Initial schedule is a feature freeze in Feb...
Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/11/11/qt-visual-studio-tools-2-0-released/
Qt 5.8.0 beta has been released. Find it here: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/11/04/qt-5-8-beta-released/
Qt 5.8.0 Beta status: Some issues were found. Intend to address those and release next week. Qy 5.7.1 status: There are still some blockers present. The goal is to release as soon as possible in early November, though no date has been set. Qt Creator 4.2 Beta1 status: Released. Find it here: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/10/26/qt-creator-4-2-beta-released/
A Qt 5.7.1 snapshot is available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.7/5.7.1/ They are not yet final packages, but are close. Here are the issues: Current issues: https://bugreports.qt.io/issues/?filter=17833 Known issues: https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_5.7.1_Known_Issues
Here's this week's update: Qt 5.6.2 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/10/12/qt-5-6-2-released/ Qt 5.8.0 beta new target data has slipped to week 43, which is October 24. Qt 5.7.1 is still scheduled for release by the end of October.
Qt 5.6.2 final candidate packages are available. If all goes well, they will be released later this week. Windows: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.2/571/ Linux: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.2/505/ Mac: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.2/442/ src: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.2/latest_src/ Here is a list of known issues: https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_5.6.2_Known_Issues
Nominations for this year's Qt Champion are now open: https://wiki.qt.io/QtChampions Here's an update from the Qt Release Team meeting minutes: Qt 5.8.0 beta: Due to some blockers, it's unlikely they will be able to keep the original beta schedule. Qt 5.6.2: Though Qt 5.8.0 will have priority over 5.6.2, the hope is to release it early this week. Qt 5.7.1: Branching from 5.7 to 5.7.1 is ongoing. The target is to get a snapshot out after 5.6.2 is released. GammaRay 2.6.0: It has been released. Find it at: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay/...
Final Qt 5.6.2 packages for test are available. Release is expected this week. http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.2/ Qt 5.8.0 Beta snapshots are available. Note that the Linux version isn't working yet. http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.8/ In other news: What don't you like about Qt? There's an interesting discussion on the subject on Qt Interest mailing list. Check it out and see whether you agree. Find the conversation here: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/interest/2016-September/024278.html You can follow another...
-We anticipate Qt 5.6.2 will be released early this week (9/19-9/23). - A Qt 5.8.0 Beta snapshot is coming soon.
Qt 5.8 Alpha has been released. As is usual for Alpha, the release is in source code form only. http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/09/05/qt-5-8-alpha-released/ Qt 5.6.2 snapshots are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.2/ Some session notes from QtCon Summit can be viewed here: https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_contributors_summit_2016
Qt Creator 4.1.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/08/25/qt-creator-4-1-0-released/ Snapshot for Qt 5.6.2 now available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.2/ Update from the release meeting: - Goal is to release a Qt 5.8.0 Alpha next week - Qt 5.6.2 snapshot under testing - Paolo Angelelli has been nominated for Approver status
The Qt 5.8.0 feature freeze was postponed due to integration issues in the 'dev' branch. The new target date is today, Aug. 22. Qt 5.6.2 and Qt 5.7.1 are still targeted for release in September, though no date has been set.
Qt Creator 4.1.0 RC1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/08/08/qt-creator-4-1-rc1-released/ The Qt 5.8 feature freeze is scheduled for today, though it may need to be postponed for a few days. The feature page for Qt 5.8 is available at: https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.8 The Qt Visual Studio (VS) Tools beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/08/11/from-visual-studio-add-in-to-qt-vs-tools-beta/
Qt 5.6.2 and 5.7.1 snapshots should be made available as soon as possible. The goal is to release both in September. Johan Helsing has been nominated for Approver status.
This is the 200th "This Week in Qt" post! There is not much going on development-wise in Qt currently, as it's vacation season. But there are a few notes: There is a discussion on supporting scoped enums in QML: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2016-July/026664.html GammaRay 2.5.1 is now available: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay
The Qt Company has opensourced their Qt WebBrowser code. Qt WebBrowser was designed around QtWebEngine for embedded devices. http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/07/18/qt-webbrowser-1-0/
The Qt Company has put together a small slide show of upcoming events at the Qt World Summit 2016 in San Francisco: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/07/15/a-quick-preview-of-what-youll-see-at-qt-world-summit-2016/ The QtLocation module relies on some map providers that do not require fees or registration, such as MapQuest. However, it looks like MapQuest has made a change and now does indeed require registration. As a result, QtLocation will fail if using that provider. More details at: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-54599
Qt Creator 4.0.3 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/07/07/qt-creator-4-0-3-released/ Qt Creator 4.1.0 Beta1 has also been released: https://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/07/06/qt-creator-4-1-0-beta-released/ GammaRay 2.5.0 has been released: http://www.kdab.com/gammaray
A discussion on the use of standard C++ containers in Qt source code has started: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2016-July/026421.html
There is a surprisingly widespread bug in 5.6.1 qtdeclarative: https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/162677/ There will be a new post 5.6.1 release containing just that fix. Note that there is discussion about what it should be called: 5.6.1-1? 126.96.36.199? 5.6.2? 27*10e-6? There is quite the debate about the name so stay tuned.
Qt 5.7.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/06/16/qt-5-7-released/ QtCon registration is now open. QtCon will be held in Berlin, September 2-4, 2016. http://conf.qtcon.org Event schedule (subject to change): https://conf.qtcon.org/en/qtcon/public/schedule/2016-09-02
Qt 5.6.1 (LTS) has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/06/08/qt-5-6-1-released/ Qt Creator 4.0.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/06/08/qt-creator-4-0-1-released/ In other news, there is a discussion in the development mailing list about Bringing Back QtWebKit. This will not be a continuation of the old WebKit, and it would not be supported by the Qt Company itself, though its servers (git, jira, etc) may host it. http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/26208
Qt 5.7.0 RC (release candidate) has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/06/03/qt-5-7-0-release-candidate-available/ Marc Mutz has started a long thread regarding the use of commas in ctor-init-lists: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/26110 Edward Welbourne is now an Approver
For the Qt 5.7.0 release candidate there are still some blockers preventing release. The plan is still to release on Weds (June 1) if the remaining issues can be resolved in time. For Qt 5.6.1, the plan is to get final packages for testing and possibly release next week.
New Qt 5.7.0 RC snapshots are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.7/5.7.0-rc/ Qt’s continued plan is to release by Jun 1. The current known issues are: WebEngine and WebView are missing from 32-bit windows packages Serial bus is missing from Windows and Android packages VKB and qtquickcontrols2 example paths are wrong and the nomination goes to… Frank Meerkoetter has been nominated for Approver status
Qt Events & Experiences Qt Creator, 4.0.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/05/11/qt-creator-4-0-0-released/ Qt 5.7.1 development is still on track for an RC release by Jun 1. Qt 5.6.1 is still in progress, but according to the release meeting minutes: "it will still take some time before we are ready to release Qt 5.6.1". There are snapshots available at, http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.1/ Qt World Summit The Call for Papers for the 2016 Qt World Summit is now open. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QtWS16...
Qt Debate There is an ongoing debate about whether to stop shipping TIFF libraries with Qt and instead, rely on system versions of these libraries due to continuing security concerns. https://email@example.com/msg24612.html
Qt Accomplishments and Activities The call for papers for QtCon is now open: https://qtcon.org/cfp QtCon is the replacement for the Qt Contributors Summit for 2016. The deadline for submissions is May 5th. Announcements from the Qt Release meeting: Qt 5.7: Release Candidate by June 1, Final Release expected by June 15. Qt 5.6.1: still some blockers, hope to release by the middle of May. There is an interesting Open Source book On Qt5/QML on github: http://qmlbook.github.io/ Congrats! Volker Krause is now an Approver.
Qt Announcements Qt 5.7.0 Beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/04/21/qt-5-7-beta-released/ Qt Creator 4.0 RC1 has been released: https://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/04/20/qt-creator-4-0-rc1-released/
All Things Qt Qt 5.7 Beta release candidate packages are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.7/5.7.0-beta and the bundles will become official Beta packages, if nothing serious is found. Qt 5.6.1 snapshots are getting close, the target to release will be in early May. Marco Benelli has been nominated for Approver status.
What's New in Qt? The current top priority is to get a Qt 5.7 Beta released. Toward the end of the month, assuming the Beta is released by then, we expect to see a 5.6.1 release as well. A large discussion/debate over replacing Qt Creator is in progress: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg20986.html Beginning on April 21, ICS will be offering the first of four webinars, Qt for Beginners Part 1 - Overview and Key Concepts, which will introduce students to the Qt framework.
Qt Activities and Accomplishments Qt 5.7 Beta: Binary snapshots are still being made, so a release of the Beta will be delayed (from last Thursday) until binary packages are available and there has been some testing on them. April Fools: QRect will be deprecated, and removed from future Qt revisions due to 'security concerns'. Due to Microsoft's announcement of bash and basic Linux support in upcoming Windows 10 updates, configure.bat will be eliminated and all builds will now use the same configure.sh to build Qt. Volker Krause has been nominated for Approver status.
Qt Creator and Qt Quips Qt Creator 4.0 Beta is now available: https://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/03/23/qt-creator-4-0-beta-released/ Here is an amusing article advocating auto in Qt: https://steveire.wordpress.com/2016/03/19/aaargh
Qt Announcement Qt 5.6 LTS has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/03/16/qt-5-6-released/ An issue with deadlocks in KDE Plasma5, specifically in the QtDBus component, has been found and should be addressed in 5.6.1 when it is released.
Qt News Qt version 5.7.0 Alpha has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/03/11/qt-5-7-alpha-released/ GammaRay 2.4.1 has been released: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay/releases
Qt Approvals and Announcements Several build issues with the Qt 5.6.0 LTS release have been filed. No expected release of the official Qt 5.6.0 or another RC has been announced yet. Qt 5.7 Alpha is now available (in source form only, as is usual for Alpha releases): http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.7/5.7.0-alpha/latest_src/ Michal Klocek has been granted Approver status.
Qt News Qt 5.6.0 RC has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/02/23/qt-5-6-0-release-candidate-available/ When the final version is released, it will be the first Long Term Support release since Qt 4.8. ICS will offer an upcoming OpenGL Fixed Function to Shaders webinar March 10 @ 1:00 PM (EST). To learn more or register: http://www.ics.com/learning/webinars
Hopefully a Qt 5.6.0 RC will be released this week. If all goes well, a final might be released within 2 weeks. Qt 5.7 is now feature frozen. Lars Knoll has started a thread: "Supported platforms for Qt 5.8" http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/24938
Qt in Motion New Qt 5.6 RC snapshots are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.0-rc/ The official RC should be released "as soon as possible". New features page for Qt 5.7 (still in progress) can be found here: https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.7 The Qt 5.7 branch has been created. The Qt 5.5 branch has been closed to future development. Ariel Molina started an interesting thread "Extending touch semantic information and Qt back ends". http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/24836 Michal Klocek has been nominated for Approver status.
Qt Anticipated Release Schedule The Qt 5.6 RC release is planned to occur in approximately 2 weeks. Qt 5.7 feature freeze is now in effect. An Alpha release is currently planned for Feb 23.
Qt Accomplishments and Activities Qt 5.6.0 branching has begun and once some blockers are fixed, an RC release will be created. Alexander Blasche has proposed releasing a new Qt SCXML module that has been in development as a Qt add-on (originally part of the Qt Automotive effort). It is being targeted as a Tech Preview for Qt 5.7. Erik Verbruggen is the proposed maintainer. The module, still undergoing development, is now available here: https://codereview.qt-project.org/qt/qtscxml. Laszlo Agocs has proposed upgrading the QtGamepad module as an add-on module, targeting...
Qt Progress Current target schedule for Qt 5.6 will be an RC release on 2/10, followed by a final release on 2/24. A follow-up to the rather long thread regarding the future of C++, CoW (Copy-on-Write) and it's relation to Qt development, a new thread has arisen: "What kind of airplane we want to build?" http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/24514 Logins across multiple Qt websites has been unified into a single login for all sites. As mentioned previously, due to the new KDE foundation agreement, some of the previously commercial-only components such as the...
Qt Changes and Release Status From the Qt release meeting notes: Qt 5.6 Status: Update 13th Jan: qt5.git integration succeed and bug fixes for QTQAINFRA-943 are in. Unfortunately, still awaiting some changes. Branching cannot start yet. The hope is we get the missing changes in during this week and thereafter, so we can start branching at the beginning of next week. The RC blocker list can be found here: https://bugreports.qt.io/issues/?filter=17225 Qt 5.7 Status: Cannot start FF/Branching yet, hoping we can progress with those during next...
Qt Events Qt 5.6 status: some build issues are required to be fixed before an RC can be released. Qt 5.7 status: branching and feature freeze will be delayed at least a week. There are no current plans to release a Qt 5.5.2. Rene J.V. Berlin has posted an RFC - QProcess variant or separate class for launching applications GUI style. http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/24290 ICS will have a webinar this week, Thursday Jan 14 on Qt Test Framework to discuss the basics of unit testing C++ classes and QML items using the Qt Test Framework provided by...
Qt – Hold and Release A String Freeze for Qt 5.6 is now in effect. Current plans call for a Feature Freeze for Qt 5.7 to occur on Jan 15, 2016. The list of new features and other changes will be available at: https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.7 New Release KDAB has released GammaRay 2.4.0: http://www.kdab.com/gammaray
Qt Releases and Congratulations Qt 5.6.0 beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/12/18/qt-5-6-beta-released/ Qt Creator 3.6.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/12/15/qt-creator-3-6-0-released/ Pasi Petäjäjärvi is now an Approver
Qt Proposals and Postponements With the continuing delays associated with releasing a Qt 5.6 RC, the Qt 5.7 feature freeze date that was scheduled for Friday, Dec 18 has been tentatively postponed until Jan 15, 2016. A new Qt 5.6 Beta candidate is available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.0-beta/ Marc Mutz of KDAB is proposing rules governing the use of nullptr in Qt code. http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2015-December/024040.html
Qt Conversations and Changes A lengthy discussion on a more liberal use of 'auto' in Qt was started by Marc Mutz: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/23947 Benjamin Terrier has proposed changing the behavior of connectSlotsByName(): http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/23954 Still no word on when we can expect the Qt 5.6 Beta to be released. New snapshots are available at: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.0-beta/ ...
All Things Qt Releases Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/11/26/qt-creator-3-6-rc1-released/ Qt 5.6 Beta is still delayed due to continued bug fixes Nominations Pasi Keränen and Pasi Petäjäjärvi have been nominated for Approver status
Qt Lite Development traffic has been light lately, due to the emphasis on getting the Qt v 5.6 Beta launched. As usual, new Qt 5.6 Beta snapshots are available at:Qt http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.0-beta
Qt News New Qt 5.6 beta snapshots are available in the usual place: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.0-beta/ The packages contain the QtCreator 3.6.0 RC snapshot and they are currently hoping to release the Beta this week.
What's New with Qt? New Qt 5.6.0 beta snapshots are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.0-beta/
Qt Conversations Rolland Dudemaine of Green Hills Software is reviving a Qt 5 port to the INTEGRITY Real-Time OS. Qt Creator 3.6 beta1 is now available: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/10/27/qt-creator-3-6-beta1-released/ From the Qt Release Team meeting: "We need to postpone the beta release again, (the) new target (will be) 12.11.2015." Support for MSVC 2005, 2008 and 2010 will be dropped in Qt 5.7
All Things Qt Not much development discussion on the lists this week, aside from the thread mentioned last week on potential changes to QString and friends. Changing of the Guard Björn Breitmeyer of KDAB is stepping down as the Windows Embedded Compact port Maintainer and has nominated Andreas Holzammer (also of KDAB) as his successor. Andreas is also being nominated as an Approver, since Maintainers must also be Approvers.
Qt Comings and Goings Comings… Qt 5.5.1 and Qt Creator 3.5.1 have been released. Qt 5.5.1 blog: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/10/15/qt-5-5-1-released/ Qt Creator 3.5.1 blog: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/10/15/qt-creator-3-5-1-released/ Goings… Marc Mutz of KDAB has proposed a request for comments (RFC) regarding a blog, Proposal for a semi-radical change in Qt APIs taking strings. Excerpt "... I would therefore like to propose to abandon QString for new API (and over time phase it out of existing API), and only provide (const QChar...
Qt World Summit 2015 and Beyond... There is nothing new to report on the Qt front this week as all efforts (and focus) were on the Qt World Summit in Berlin. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog this week, Report from Qt World Summit 2015. This recap will be published on the ICS website at www.ics.com/blog. Qt 5.5.1 release is still on hold and due to the Summit and there has been no word as to the expected release date.
Qt Updates and Events The Qt World Summit takes place in Berlin next week, Monday through Wednesday. Qt 5.5.1 is still not quite ready for release, but it should be "soon".
Qt Happenings A Qt 5.5.1 release candidate is available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.5/5.5.1/ Qt 5.5.1 will expectantly be released this week. A preliminary change log for the upcoming Qt 5.5.1 release can be found here: https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/126113/1/dist/changes-5.5.1-master
Qt News and Views All Qt 5.5.1 blockers should have fixes in. The hope is to release 5.5.1 this week. Qt 5.6 binary snapshots are still not available, though work is ongoing. Frank Meerkötter has proposed contributing a Qt API wrapper for OPCUA (OPC Unified Architecture). This is a machine-to-machine communication protocol used in industrial applications. “Our initial contribution would include a plugin for the Open Source Free OPC-UA stack. We also have implementations for two more (commercial) OPC-UA stacks available which we might contribute at a later point...
Qt News and Views Qt 5.6 Alpha Is Here Qt 5.6 Alpha is available (in source form only): https://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.6/5.6.0-alpha/latest_src/ A list of new features for 5.6 can be found here: https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.6 Lars Knoll writes about Qt 5.6 in a recent blog: blog.qt.io/blog/2015/09/08/qt-5-6-alpha-released/
What’s Next? Qt 5.5.1 snapshots are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.5/5.5.1/ The intent is for The Qt Company to release 5.5.1 this month.
Changes within Qt 5.6 The Qt Enginio module will be deprecated in Qt 5.6. A preliminary list of new features expected in Qt 5.6 can be found here: http://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.6
Qt Release Activity Qt Creator 3.5.0 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/08/20/qt-creator-3-5-0-released/ Packaging for upcoming 5.6 release: In Mac packages will be same than with 5.5 In Windows, we will drop MSVC 2010 & MSVC 2012 packages & add MSVC 2015 In Linux, we will drop 32-bit packages Congratulations Pier Luigi Fiorini and Sérgio Martins are now Approvers
Qt Proposals and Announcements A proposal was submitted and approved to create a playground repository on a QtMirServer, Canonical’s Mir Linux-based display server and compositor. Once the transition is complete, future Mir server related development would occur in this repository: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2015-August/022842.html Dominik Holland of Pelagicore has proposed the creation of a new QtGeniviExtras module for use with GENIVI systems. http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/22903 CI for Qt 4.8 is currently being...
Qt 5.6 feature freeze and branching is scheduled to take place on August 8, though that may slip depending on whether certain blockers get fixed in time. An alpha release is planned for September 8th. Qt 5.5.1 is scheduled to be released in September. Sometime. Qt Creator 3.5 RC1 is now available: https://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/08/06/qt-creator-3-5-rc1-released/ Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt of The Qt Company has proposed making the QtPurchasing module (which has been available in the Commercial version of Qt for some time) available in the non-commercial Qt (LGPLv3/GPLv2/...
Qt Conversations Development traffic on the mailing lists is diminishing lately, probably as vacation season is approaching. Therefore, there are no new updates regarding release schedules. There is a discussion involving a backwards compatibility break in 5.5.0 relating to qDebug and non-latin1 character sets. Bug report: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-47316 Discussion: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2015-July/022610.html This behavior will likely be reverted in 5.5.1.
What's New… There is quite a large discussion on the use of QList. Don't use QList, use Q_DECLARE_TYPEINFO: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/22326 Congratulations Sérgio Martins has been nominated as an Approver
Qt Related Activity GammaRay 2.3.0 has been released: http://www.kdab.com/gammaray https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay Pier Luigi Fiorini has been nominated as an Approver.
Qt Extensions and Releases The battle over the removal of the Qt Indie Mobile licensing program rages on. Qt has extended the deadline to termination of the program until August 31. Qt Creator 3.5 Beta v1 is available: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/07/08/qt-creator-3-5-beta1-released/
Qt Introductions and Departures Qt 5.5.0 has been released. The Linux packages are missing the multimedia plugins so there may be a new 5.5.1 (in August) or the Linux packages might be re-released with the missing plugins. Stay tuned. The termination of the "Indie Mobile" Qt licensing option with the release of 5.5.0 has some people upset: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.user/17530 http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.user/17472
THE WAIT IS OVER! Qt 5.5 RC has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/06/22/qt-5-5-release-candidate-available/ The 5.5 final release is expected to be available July 1.
Qt Happenings Qt 5.5.0 RC candidate packages are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.5/5.5.0-rc/ These snapshots will become official RC early this week if no blockers are found. There is a rather lengthy thread/dispute on the use of namespaces in Qt3D and whether that is a good thing. Qt3D: http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2015-June/021733.html
Qt and QNX Views and News A new Qt 5.5.0 RC snapshot is available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.5/5.5.0-rc/ QNX 6.5.0 support will be deprecated in Qt 5.5.0 and removed in Qt 5.6.0.
Qt Release Announcements Qt 5.4.2 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/06/02/qt-5-4-2-released/ Qt Creator 3.4.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/06/02/qt-creator-3-4-1-released/ The Qt Installer Framework 2.0.1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/06/02/qt-installer-framework-2-0-1-released/ VKB (Qt Virtual Keyboard) has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/06/02/qt-virtual-keyboard-1-3-released-adding-japanese-and-korean-language-support/
Qt Releases Qt 4.8.7 was released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/05/26/qt-4-8-7-released/ Qt 5.4.2 may possibly be released this week.
All Things Qt With the release of the Qt 5.5 Beta, the schedule has been updated: http://wiki.qt.io/Qt-5.5-release On the Qt 5.4.2 front, an issue has been uncovered with the new .png library. If the issue at hand is not severe and no other issues have been uncovered, then 5.4.2 should be released near the beginning of this week. Qt 4.8.7 is to be released this week. The Qt World Summit call for papers deadline has been extended to May 31.
Qt Accomplishment Qt 5.5 beta has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/05/15/qt-5-5-beta-released/
Qt Releases, Proposals, Snapshots and Call for Papers Qt World Summit call for papers is now opened. http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/04/30/experts-wanted-call-for-papers-qt-world-summit-2015/ Qt 5.4.2 Release Candidates have been released: Windows: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.2/2015-05-04_132/ Linux: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.2/2015-05-04_125/ Mac: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.2/2015-05-04_111/ Qt 5.5 Beta snapshots are now available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.5/5.5.0-beta/ Qt 4.8.7 RC2...
Qt at a Glance Qt 5.5 beta should be out this week. Maybe. Qt 5.4.2 was delayed due to failing tests, which have since been resolved. However, a projected release date is not yet available. A Qt 4.8.7 release candidate is now available: The Qt Company's plans for Windows 10 support can be seen here: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/04/29/windows-10-support-in-qt
All Things Qt The current target for release of Qt 5.4.2 will be the beginning of May, assuming nothing serious occurs during testing. Release candidate packages for Qt 4.8.7 should be released this week, assuming nothing serious occurs during testing. Qt Creator 3.4.0 has been released: https://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/04/23/qt-creator-3-4-0-released/
Qt Activities, Snapshots and Suggestions Snapshots Qt 5.5 beta snapshots are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.5/5.5.0-beta/ A Place for Qt Nurmi J-P of The Qt Company has proposed a playground repository be created for a former hackathon project: QML bindings for native Android controls. Here is a YouTube video, and some older blog links: https://youtu.be/Mo8J-g5XPGQ http://achipa.blogspot.no/2014/11/qml-wrappers-for-native-android.html http://achipa.blogspot.no/2014/11/native-ui-in-qt-on-android-without.html Qt Project Advisory A Qt...
Qt Activities and Accomplishments The Qt Installer Framework, version 2.2, has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/04/07/qt-installer-framework-2-0-released/ Qt 5.5 beta binaries are still in process and should be available soon. - Some third party libs will be updated - libpng and libtiff. Qt 5.4.2 is still in development. The intent is to release a 5.4.2 by the end of April. - Some third party libs will be updated - libpng and libtiff. New Qt 4.8.7 snapshots are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/4.8/4.8.7/ The Qt Company has...
Qt Release Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/04/01/qt-creator-3-4-rc1-released/
All Things Qt Qt Releases The current release schedule indicates that a 5.5 beta will be released on April 9. The goal is still to release a Qt 5.4.2 sometime in April. Qt 4.8.7 could be released Tuesday of this week. KDAB News KDAB has announced it is dropping ongoing BlackBerry 10 support in Qt 5.
Qt Releases Qt 5.5 Alpha was released. It is a source only release, as is usual for Alpha releases:http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/03/17/qt-5-5-alpha-available/ A beta release should be coming in the next few weeks.
Qt Releases Qt 5.5 Alpha is still under development. Current issues appear related to integration into qt5.git. Qt 5.4.2 is currently scheduled for release in mid-April. Qt 4.8.7 should be released this month. Copyright changes in Qt 5 are going to apply to this version as well.
Qt Development and Releases Qt 5.5 Alpha is currently in the works. No updated timeline yet, but should be "soon". Qt Creator 3.4 Beta 1 has been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/03/05/qt-creator-3-4-beta1-released/
Qt Activities and Discussions Qt 5.4.1 and Qt Creator 3.3.1 have been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/02/24/qt-5-4-1-released/ http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/02/24/qt-creator-3-3-1-released/ A discussion on improving QStandardPaths has begun: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/20508 There is a discussion beginning to develop about how and if Qt should check for memory allocation failures: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/20541 A new wiki has been setup at http://wiki.qt.io. Details: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/02/26/new-qt-...
Qt Activities and Discussions Qt 5.4.1 and Qt Creator 3.3.1 have been released: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/02/24/qt-5-4-1-released/ http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/02/24/qt-creator-3-3-1-released/ A discussion on improving QStandardPaths has begun: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/20508 There is a discussion beginning to develop about how and if Qt should check for memory allocation failures: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/20541 A new wiki has been setup at http://wiki.qt.io. Details: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/02/26/new-qt-...
Qt Features and Releases Qt 5.4.1 has not yet been released. Some blockers were found and new snapshots have been published. The hope is that 5.4.1 can be released early this week. Qt 4.8.7 snapshots are available here: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/4.8/4.8.7/ Qt 5.5 feature freeze is now in effect. A list of new features can be found here: http://qt-project.org/wiki/New-Features-in-Qt-5.5 Congratulations Timur Pocheptsov is now an Approver
Qt Releases and Updates Qt 5.4.1 is still a work in progress. From the meeting minutes: Target is to create final packages as soon as we can close remaining open issues: * Fix for QNX compilation issue still in production https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/104388/ * Qtbase changes file still under construction https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/105042/ Dr. Sean Harmer posted a status update on Qt3D for Qt 5.5. This is the first version of Qt3D...
Qt Activities, Releases & Proposals Work continues on preparing Qt 5.4.1 for release, maybe this week. Current snapshots can be found in: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.1/ CI problems have postponed the Qt 5.5 release schedule by a week (so far). A schedule is available here: http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt-5.5-release Lars Knoll has proposed deprecating the following modules in Qt 5.5: * Qt WebKit * Qt Declarative (Qt Quick 1) * Qt Script Some discussion follows: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/19929
This Week in Qt Status of Qt 5.4.1 from Jani Heikkinen early last week: Huge problems to get new content in qt5.git ( Network problems, CI instability etc) The current plan is to make a release candidate at the beginning of this week, barring serious problems. We need to get newest content in & packages created before we can estimate when we are able to release qt5.4.1 :( The current plan for Qt 5.5 is to branch and feature freeze on Feb 9th. Status of Qt 4.8.7 from Jani Heikkinen: - New snapshot build will be...
Qt This Week Qt 5.4.1 is still on track for a release by the end of next week. Timur Pocheptsov has been nominated for Approver status.
Qt Activities Qt 5.4.1 is still on track for a release by the end of this month. Qt 5.5.0 has a feature freeze coming up on Feb 9. Qt 4.8.7 snapshot builds are available here: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/4.8/4.8.7/
Qt Activities A Qt 5.4.1 branch is now available for changes targeted toward the release of 5.4.1. Current changes in 5.4 will be merged into the 5.4.1 branch on Friday, January 16. Keränen Pasi has proposed incorporating the three.js scenegraph (third party) library into Qt 5.5. It uses the QtCanvas3D API for rendering. https://github.com/tronlec/three.js Thiago Macieira has proposed upgrading the sources to use C++11 keywords: https://www.marshut.net/kuzhxq/upgrading-the-sources-to-c-11-keywords-q-nullptr-etc.html
There are no Qt updates for this week. This is due to the holiday season and traffic on the Qt lists is quite low. Happy New Year!
Qt Releases & Snapshots Due to some serious issues with Qt 5.4.0, a 5.4.1 release will be coming soon: “Unfortunately there have been some severe issues in (the) Qt 5.4.0 release so we need to start preparing a Qt 5.4.1 release a bit earlier than planned. We are hoping we could put 5.4.1 out already during January and so we need to branch '5.4.1' from '5.4' latest 16.1.2015." Jani Heikkinen Qt 4.8.7 snapshot builds are now available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/4.8/4.8.7/ Qt 4.8.7 is going to be the last patch release of Qt 4.8.x series.
Qt Activities Olivier Goffart has proposed an RFC on an improved Q_ENUM https://email@example.com/msg18466.html On Jan 7, 2015, the Qt bug tracker will be moved to its new home at https://bugreports.qt.io There has been some discussion on declaring an 'LTS' (Long Term Support) version of Qt, possibly version 5.4 or 5.5: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg01483.html
Qt Releases Qt 5.4 has been released along with Qt Creator 3.3. Qt 5.4: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/12/10/qt-5-4-released/ Qt Creator: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/12/10/qt-creator-3-3-0-released/ Starting with Qt 5.4.1, QtDBus will be enabled for all builds: https://email@example.com/msg18435.html
QML Support – Call for Removal Simon Hausmann, senior software engineer at The Qt Company, has proposed removing the QML bundle support from Qt: "However, I'm at the point where I don't think the bundle feature adds any value anymore, but it does add cost to the code base in terms of maintenance. You can argue about the actual price, but it is greater than zero :) Meanwhile, nobody has worked on it, the tooling supporting beyond the command line tool is still non-existent and the feature remains undocumented. Therefore, I propose to remove the command line tool, the bundle loading...
Qt Releases Launched Qt 5.4.0 RC and Qt Creator 3.3 RC have been released: Qt 5.4 RC: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/11/27/qt-5-4-release-candidate-available/ Qt Creator 3.3 RC: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/11/27/qt-creator-3-3-rc-released/ The download page in qt-project.org is now being redirected to qt.io http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/11/26/qt-downloads-moving-to-qt-io/
Qt Releases & Snapshots Priority is still being given to getting a Qt 5.4 RC release out. This was supposed to happen last week, but various issues prevented it. We may yet see something this week. Current snapshots: Windows: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.0-rc/2014-11-21_84/ Linux: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.0-rc/2014-11-20_94/ Mac: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.0-rc/2014-11-21_78/ Src: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.0-rc/2014-11-21_src/ The iOS snapshots are still missing due...
Qt Release Update Qt 5.4.0 is now "frozen". At this time, only bug fixes will be allowed into the 5.4.0 release tree. The current plan is to get an RC out on Tuesday November 18. Qt Nominations Paul Lemire has been nominated as an Approver.
Qt Update The Qt mailing list traffic has been slow due to the Qt Developer Days 2014 conference held in San Francisco all of last week. Qt 5.4.0 Branching Qt 5.4.0 branching will take place Monday November 10. This will mean: The ‘5.4’ branch will be temporarily locked on the 10th of November 2014 @ 07:00 CET We will wait for all ongoing integrations to succeed/fail before preparing the branch. After that time, any changes that are required for Qt 5.4.0 will need to be pushed to the '5.4.0' branch. NOTE: No ‘nice to have’s’ in '5.4.0', only...
Qt Releases Qt Creator 3.3 beta1 has been released: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/10/30/qt-creator-3-3-beta-released/ Qt Tools GammaRay 2.2.0 has been released: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay/releases
Qt Release Roster The updated Qt 5.4.0 is scheduled to have a release candidate on November 18 and a final release on December 2. The initial plan for Qt 5.5.0 Alpha version is to release it on Feb 17, 2015. GammaRay 2.1.2 has been released: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay
Qt Release Qt 5.4.0 Beta has been released: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/10/17/qt-5-4-beta-available/ Qt Nominations Lars Knoll has nominated the following people as Maintainers: Qt WebChannel: Milian Wolff Qt Canvas 3D: Pasi Keranen Direct2D Platform Plugin: Louai Al-Khanji Eglfs & Linuxfb Plugins: Lazlo Agocs Qt WebView: Christian Strømme Qdoc: Martin Smith ActiveQt: Friedemann Kleint Qt Image Formats: Eirik Aavitsland
Qt Project There is a rather long thread on The Life of a File Name and Other Possibly Mal-encoded Strings on Non-Windows Systems: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg17587.html Congratulations Venugopal Shivashankar, Nico Vertriest, Antti Kokko, Louai Al-Khanji and Heikki Halmet are all now Approvers.
Qt Releases, Revisions and Snapshots Qt 5.4 Beta is still on track for release when possible at some point next week. Snapshots can be found in http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.4/5.4.0-beta/ Recent revisions are added constantly, so just look in the most recent directories for your OS installer and go from there. Qt Developer Days 2014 Qt Developer Days is underway in Berlin as of today and runs through October 8. There is still time to register and join us in San Francisco this November! Learn More and Register for Qt Developer Days in San Francisco...
Qt Beginnings Releases and Nominations A Qt 5.4.0 beta is scheduled for release this week. Lars Knoll is proposing some people as Platform Maintainers, whose job it will be to test and possibly fix errors/issues on a given platform. The current nominees are: Windows: Friedemann WinRT: Andrew Knight OS X: Morten Linux (X11): Jørgen Lind Linux (Wayland): Already covered by Andy Nichols iOS: Tor Arne Android: Bogdan Windows CE: Björn Breitmeyer QNX is yet to...
Qt Releases Qt 5.3.2 and Qt Creator 3.2.1 have been released. Qt 5.3.2: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/09/16/qt-5-3-2-released-with-qt-creator-3-2-1/ Qt Creator 3.2.1 http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/09/16/qt-creator-3-2-1-released/ Digia Creates: The Qt Company The Qt portion of Digia has been split off into a separate entity called The Qt Company: http://qt.io A blog post about the announcement can be found here: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/09/16/the-qt-company-introduces-a-unified-website-and-20e25-monthly-indie-mobile-package/...
Qt Releases and Candidates Qt 5.4.0 Alpha was released: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/09/08/qt-5-4-alpha-available/ The Alpha is in source code only, no installers are currently available. Binary installers will be available in a few weeks with the Beta release. Current schedule for beta and future deliveries can be found here: http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt-5.4-release Qt 5.3.2 final release is scheduled for Tuesday September 16, as long as no serious issues are discovered. Candidate packages are available here and may change: Windows: http://download.qt-project.org/...
Qt Release Updates Qt 5.4 Alpha version is still in process with the intent to release as soon as possible. Qt 5.3.2 blockers have all been addressed. The plan is to release this week if nothing serious is discovered in testing.
Qt Discussions, Releases, Proposals and Snapshots GammaRay 2.1.1 was released: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay There is a rather lengthy discussion/argument on QStorageInfo, a new class proposed for v 5.4: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/18196 Qt 5.4 Alpha version has still has not been released. The goal is to release "as soon as possible". Qt 5.3.2 has already been branched and again, the goal is to release "as soon as possible". Latest snapshots are available here: http://download.qtproject.org/snapshots/qt/5.3/5.3.2/2014-08-29_133/ Linux...
This is the 100th episode of Qt Updates. I want to thank my family, friends and all the little people I climbed over on my way to the top. :) Qt Licensing Qt will be changing its licensing somewhat, using LGPL v3 for new modules and add-ons. http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/08/20/adding-lgpl-v3-to-qt/ Some further discussion: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/18166 QtCanvas3D Keränen Pasi of Digia has announced the availability of a new module, QtCanvas3D: QtCanvas3D module is a lightweight implementation of a QML canvas component that allows you to get a...
Qt Releases The current plan is to release a version 5.4 alpha sometime this week. 5.3.2 is supposed to be released before the 5.4.0 beta release. This is currently scheduled for the end of August or early September. Current snapshots are located here: Windows: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.3/5.3.2/2014-08-14_134/ Linux: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.3/5.3.2/2014-08-14_128/ Mac: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.3/5.3.2/2014-08-13_104/
Qt Releases Qt Creator 3.2 RC1 has been released for download: http://download.qt-project.org/development_releases/qtcreator/3.2/3.2.0-rc1/ Qt 5.4 has been feature frozen. Congratulations Milian Wolff of KDAB has been confirmed as an Approver
Qt feature freeze for 5.4 will occur on 8/8/2014. An alpha release is scheduled for the August 14th timeframe. http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt-5.4-release New features (not yet finalized): http://qt-project.org/wiki/New-Features-in-Qt-5.4
Summertime is in Full Swing It seems to be vacation season, so there is less than half the normal traffic on the Qt lists. It looks like there might be a 5.3.2 patch release in the future. Have a great week!
Qt Discussions A discussion started on possibly including the Data Distribution Service (DDS) as a new IPC mechanism for Qt. Post: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.user/12863 Information on DDS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Distribution_Service Jędrzej Nowacki at Digia has started a discussion on Qt type conversions: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/17716 Qt Nominations Milian Wolff of KDAB has been nominated for Approver status.
Qt Release Qt Creator 3.2 beta has been released: Blog: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/07/08/qt-creator-3-2-beta-released Source: https://download.qt-project.org/development_releases/qtcreator/3.2/3.2.0-beta1/ Developer Discussions A discussion about other ways to log into the system log as opposed to just stdout and stderr has begun. Thiago Macieira at Qt Project started the idea and you can read more about it here: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.qt.devel/17629
Qt Enterprise Release Digia has released Qt Enterprise Embedded for Qt 5.3.1 and a Virtual Keyboard version 1.1: Qt Embedded: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/07/03/introducing-android-injection-with-qt-enterprise-embedded-5-3-1/ Virtual Keyboard: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/07/03/qt-virtual-keyboard-1-1/ Bug Reporting Guidelines Proposed new guidelines for reporting Qt bugs: http://qt-project.org/wiki/ReportingBugsInQt
Qt and Qt Creator Release Qt 5.3.1 and QtCreator 3.1.2 were both released last Wednesday, Jun 25. http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/06/25/qt-5-3-1-released/ Developer Proposal Zeno Albisser at Digia has proposed moving Qt WebEngine from Qt Labs to an official Qt add-on -- the thought is to release it with Qt 5.4. GammaRay Release GammaRay 2.1.0 has been released. It now includes support for QtQuick 2. Source: https://github.com/KDAB/GammaRay
Qt 5.3 Barring big problems, Qt 5.3.1 should be released this week, possibly Tuesday. Current snapshot: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.3/5.3.1/2014-06-19_118/ Qt Developer Days 2014 The Call for Papers for Qt Developer Days 2014 is now open and the http://www.qtdeveloperdays.com/call-papers-information The deadlines for submission are July 24 for Europe and August 15 for the United States. Lars Knoll is proposing to remove WebKit from essentials into an add-on since further development of QtWebKit will not go much further. Qt WebEngine will replace...
Qt Releases and Proposals Feature Freeze for Qt 5.4 is scheduled for August 8 Qt 5.3.1 release will be "soon" Aurélien Gāteau of KDE has proposed adding a new ColumnResizer class to QtWidgets. “Some time ago I created a class to help keeping columns of widgets to the same width across layouts. So if you have two QGroupBoxes on top of each other with form layouts, then you can ensure the label columns of both boxes are the same width." http://www.marshut.com/iyhith/new-class-for-qtwidgets-columnresizer.html Qt Contributors Summit Networking Sessions...
Qt 5.3 Release Schedule Qt 5.3.1 release is currently scheduled for Jun 17. A release of Qt 5.3.2 is scheduled for some time after the summer holidays. The current 5.3.1 snapshot can be found here: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.3/5.3.1/
What is New in Qt Version 5.4? Qt Project will list planned new features in Qt 5.4: (It is currently empty as of this writing) http://qt-project.org/wiki/New-Features-in-Qt-5.4 Qt & Ford Motor Company – Opinion Brett Stottlemyer at Ford has requested sandbox areas for two proposed projects: QQSM (Qt QML State Machine): http://www.marshut.com/ixmkqs/request-for-sandbox-area-qqsm.html "Replicant is a Qt library for Inter Process Communication (IPC). It is meant as an alternate to QtDbus, but with a very different usage patterns.” Brett Stottlemyer, Ford Motor Company http...
Qt Releases, Snapshots and Discussions Qt 5.3 was released on Tues, May 20. It also includes Qt Creator 3.1.1. http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2014/05/20/qt-5-3-released/ A preliminary snapshot of Qt 5.3.1 is available: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.3/5.3.1/2014-05-26_88/ Currently, plans call for a release on Jun 17. There is a discussion on bringing high-dpi support to more platforms (other than Mac/iOS) http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2014-May/017086.html Git Branch Guidelines A new git branching scheme...
Qt 5.2.1 Qt 5.2.1 has been merged into the release branch -- all additional 5.2.1 development should take place there. The first 5.2.1 snapshots are now available here: http://download.qt-project.org/snapshots/qt/5.2/5.2.1/2014-01-17_17/ Qt 5.2.2 The stable branch will be bumped to 5.2.2. A Qt 5.2.1 release is imminent, though no specific date is set yet. Qt 5.3 Current plans for 5.3 are: 2/14/2014 Feature Freeze 2/20/2014 Alpha Release 3/13/2014 Beta Release 4/10/2014 Release Candidate 4/29/2014 Final Release Qt3D may still not be ready for...