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- 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...
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/...
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

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