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.
Using the openSUSE Build Servive it's now easy to test the very latest Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5 advancements from the openSUSE Linux distribution.
The popular VLC media player is nearing a working state in its port to using the Qt5 tool-kit.
Digia released Qt Creator 2.8.0 on Thursday at the latest version of their popular open-source integrated development environment.
One day after the Qt 4.8.5 release, after facing many delays Qt 5.1 is finally available.
While the release of Qt 5.1 is imminent, Digia is letting Qt4 live on further with the release of Qt 4.8.5.
Launched in May was the Qt for Tizen project to bring the vibrant Qt5 tool-kit to the Tizen open-source Linux platform. After its first alpha release last month, the Qt for Tizen developers have made a heck of a lot of progress and already released Qt for Tizen Alpha 2.
A Qt Labs project in years prior was QtOpenCL, a Qt module to provide extension classes for QtCore and QtOpenGL to take advantage of OpenCL GPGPU posssibilities. QtOpenCL though hasn't been touched in a couple years and is still living in a Qt4 world. Fortunately, work on QtOpenCL may be restarted.
Digia has been experimenting with porting Google's open-source Chromium web-browser in the Qt world.
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