This Week in Qt

A Weekly Update for Qt Developers

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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/...
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...
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?  5.6.1.1?  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...

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