Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

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 release a Qt 5.9.0 Alpha as soon as possible.
  • Qt 5.6.3 and 5.8.1 patch releases should be released in the first half of 2017, along with 5.9.0. Exact schedules are still unclear, but according to the following post, 5.9.0 will have priority:

http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2017-February/028757.html



About the author

Jon Trulson

Jon is a Senior Software Engineer that specializes in Linux/Unix and embedded systems development. Jon also contributes to technical presentations and the This Week in Qt blog for ICS.