Qt 5.0 has been released. Check out the Qt 5 landing page [qt-project.org].
Mission of release
Qt 5.0 will be the foundation for a new way of developing applications, where Qt Quick is in the center of Qt. Qt 5 continues to offer all of the power of native Qt C++, and we don’t want Qt 5 to be disruptive for existing code developed for Qt 4.
Qt 5 enables highly sophisticated user experiences, offering applications the full capabilities of OpenGL/OpenGL ES graphics acceleration. In this respect, Qt 5.0 is a feature-driven release with time-to-market requirements especially for embedded environments. This implies that we should keep the scope of Qt 5.0 limited to the essential, and add more features and add-on modules in the upcoming minor releases.
- Alpha released on April 3, 2012.
- Beta released on August 30, 2012.
- Beta 2 released on November 13, 2012.
- Final released on December 19, 2012.
Maintenance releases expected to come in a regular 6 month cycle and the content for those will be planned in detail after the final release.
Supported platforms for Qt 5 release are Windows, Linux, and OS X.
Specifically we are targeting to have the following platform configurations as reference platforms for Qt 5.0:
|linux-x86-32-gcc-x11||Ubuntu Linux 11.10 ×86 32 bit, X11||as provided|
|linux-x86-64-gcc-x11||Ubuntu Linux 11.10 ×86 64-bit, X11||as provided|
|windows-7-32-msvc2010-angle||Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit||MSVC 2010 SP1 32-bit||ANGLE is used.|
|osx-10.7-64||Apple OS X 10.7 “Lion” Cocoa 64-bit||as provided by Apple|
In addition to the reference platform configurations, we would like to support the following configurations on Tier 1 level.
|windows-7-64-msvc2010-angle||Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit, ANGLE||MSVC 2010 SP1 64-bit|
|windows-7-32-msvc2010-opengl||Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, OpenGL||MSVC 2010 SP1 32-bit|
|windows-7-64-msvc2010-opengl||Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, OpenGL||MSVC 2010 SP1 64-bit|
|windows-7-32-mingw-builds||Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit||gcc 4.7 (MinGW-builds)|
|windows-xp-32-msvc2008||Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32-bit||MSVC 2008 32-bit|
|osx-10.6-64||Apple Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” Cocoa 64 bit||as provided|
Other platforms might be supported, but probably do not get the same level of testing.