This Week in Qt

A Weekly Update for Qt Developers

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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
-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...
-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.

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