This Week in Qt

A Weekly Update for Qt Developers

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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…...
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,...
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://www.mail-archive.com/development@qt-project.org/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...
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://www.mail-archive.com/interest@qt-project.org/msg20986.html Beginning on April 21, ICS will be offering the first...
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...

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