This Week in Qt

A Weekly Update for Qt Developers

Stay current with the latest Qt news with This Week in Qt, a weekly blog published by the ICS Qt Experts. We read all the Qt blogs, mailing lists, forums, social media outlets, etc. and condense the info to quickly highlight the most important Qt happenings for developers short on time.

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January 26, 2015

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.

January 19, 2015

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/

January 12, 2015

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…

January 5, 2015

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!

December 29, 2014

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."  …

December 22, 2014

Qt Activities Olivier Goffart has proposed an RFC on an improved Q_ENUM https://www.mail-archive.com/development@qt-project.org/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://www.mail-archive.com/releasing@…

December 15, 2014

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://www.mail-archive.com/development@qt-project.org/msg18435.html

December 8, 2014

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…

December 1, 2014

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/

November 24, 2014

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:…