Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Qt 5 Beta Release News

Qt 5 Beta release is available since August 30, 2012. Final release is expected by November 2012. It is, of course, an important event for C++ developers and we can get much more details here: 

Being introduced in Qt 4.7 (September 2010) QML and Qt Quick will play major role in Qt 5 release. Qt Quick gives us a declarative way of building user interfaces and it is intended to be used widely for mobile devices. Declarative scripting language is called QML. 

A good thing is that they say it will be easy to make Qt 4 applications to work on Qt 5, no special efforts will be required for that.

Another good thing is that more features of current C++ standard (C++ 11) will be supported in Qt 5. You can read about some of the features here:

A little bit earlier (August 9, 2012) Digia signed an agreement with Nokia that it is Digia who is responsible for Qt activities now:

It is especially interesting that they are planning make Qt available on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms very soon.


  1. Great news, I've been waiting a long time for this one. I just hope they keep the Qt Designer/Qt Gui, their support for OpenGL and provide more for OpenCL (wrapper). Currently it is the best (unique?) cross-platform framework and I wish it remains so.

    1. Agree. Concerning OpenGL, support of it is enhanced in version 5 and should offer more features and better performance.

  2. Final Release of Qt 5 is available, more details: http://blog.elangroup-software.com/2013/01/qt-5-final-release-is-here.html