While Qt 5.2 has been out since last month and Qt 5.3 is already well on its way to being released, Canonical is still shipping Qt 5.0 by default in the Ubuntu 14.04 development archive, the first Qt5 release from December 2012. It's not firmly decided yet what Qt5 version will ship in the final release of Ubuntu 14.04, but it's looking like Qt 5.2.
Digia is warning developers that the feature freeze for Qt 5.3 is coming up soon.
Dirk Hohndel of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has talked at length on his experiences in the GTK and Qt tool-kits, including what he views as the biggest problem with GTK.
Besides Digia pushing their own cloud storage service into the Qt tool-kit, the upcoming Qt 5.3 release will also begin to focus on printing support improvements.
Digia is planning to introduce Enginio cloud data storage support into the Qt 5.3 tool-kit release.
Launching on 1 January 2014 to kick-off the new year is yet another open-source web-browser. What this latest open-source browser is about is having a new Qt5-based web-browser for power users that's inspired by the old Opera browser.
After being struck by repeated delays, Digia is very happy this morning in announcing the major Qt 5.2 tool-kit release.
While the release of Qt 5.2 is imminent and it features full support for Apple iOS and Google Android along side Qt's other mobile platform support, but missing from the party is Tizen support. Qt for Tizen is still in an alpha state but today they've put out their fifth development release.
While the Qt 5.1 and 5.2 updates brought a large number of new features to the Qt5 platform, the Qt 5.3 release is being planned as the next Qt tool-kit update more about improving performance and stability.
Digia has provided an update concerning the state of the Qt 5.2 final release, which could be out as soon as next week.
After some delays, the Qt 5.2 RC1 release happened this morning and with it is the first release candidate as well to the Qt Creator integrated development environment.
Ubuntu 13.10 shipped with Qt 5.0 instead of Qt 5.1, since while it was available for months prior there were some "unfixed regressions" in the newer tool-kit release. With Qt 5.2 being right around the corner, Canonical is looking to switch to the newer open-source tool-kit release if there isn't as much fallout.
Another delay has hit the Qt 5.2 release as developers are still landing fixes for the release candidate that was supposed to be released tomorrow.
Accretion is a file browser written in QML for the modern Linux desktop that's written against Qt 5.2 and KDE Frameworks 5.
Thiago Macieira of Intel is coordinating a proposal to enable SSE2 by default for the 32-bit builds of the Qt tool-kit beginning with the Qt 5.3 release. This likely change is due to the V4 JIT engine generating floating-point math for Qt's QML only using SSE x86 registers.
The Phonon Qt Multimedia Solution developed within the KDE camp for a multi-platform multimedia sound framework now prefers VLC on the back-end over using GStreamer.
KDAB has provided an update regarding the current state of the Qt tool-kit on Google's Android mobile platform and plans they already have in the works for Qt 5.3.
Qt 5.2 has been in alpha since the end of September but now Digia has announced the beta release of the Qt 5.2 tool-kit.
The latest high-profile open-source project jumping ship from the GTK+ tool-kit and migrating to Qt is the Wireshark network analyzer.
The open-source project aiming to bring the Qt tool-kit to the mobile Tizen Linux platform has now graduated to being a 1.0 Alpha 4 candidate. With this new development release, Qt for Tizen is powered by the latest Qt 5.2 Alpha build.
Digia is hoping to make available the first Qt 5.2 alpha build next Monday.
The VLC 2.1.0 open-source cross-platform media player is now available for download.
The next-generation KDE KWin window manager for KDE Frameworks 5 and using the Qt 5.x tool-kit is quickly entering a usable state and can now handle "dogfeeding" by its developers.
Digia developers working on the Qt tool-kit have decided they will switch from using the WebKit browser engine to instead using Google's "Blink" engine fork for Chromium. The new Qt web rendering engine will be called Qt WebEngine.
Qt 5.2, which is expected for release in November or December, will feature a new Qt Quick Scene Graph Renderer.
Qt 5.2 is expected to be released before the end of the year and Digia is hoping one of the features will be initial support for Microsoft WinRT.
Martin Gräßlin, the German KWin window manager maintainer for KDE, is making good progress in porting the code-base for KDE Frameworks 5 compatibility.
With the Qt 5.1 release being one month behind us, Lars Knoll at Digia has begun announcing some of his Qt 5.2 plans. This next update to the Qt5 platform is expected to officially arrive in November and with it will come new features, including for the enablement of KDE Frameworks 5.
The Qt for Tizen open-source project to bring the tool-kit to the open-source Tizen operating system is gaining ground and is now up to its third release.
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