The Qt Company Planning For Many Qt6 Enhancements This Year
The Qt Roadmap for 2022 was published this morning by The Qt Company. Some of these road-map items were previously talked about by the toolkit company while others not so much. But long story short, they are planning for many improvements on all fronts for the Qt6 toolkit to satisfy their customers and open-source users.
Some of the Qt plans for 2022 include:
- Qt 6.3 is bringing Qt PDF to the Qt6 world. Qt Speech is also being worked on for re-introduction later.
- Improvements to Qt Location.
- Working to further enhance Qt for WebAssembly and promoting it out of the "tech preview" state it's been in for a while. More news on Qt for WebAssembly soon.
- More features to the new Qt Quick Compiler are being worked on.
- The QML Language server will be introduced soon for enhancing QML integration with integrated development environments (IDEs), linters, parsers, and other software.
- Continued desktop OS platform improvements such as for Windows 11 and macOS.
- Further enhancements for Qt on mobile such as with improved permission management, styling, IME support, and new APIs.
- Making more inroads for Qt on embedded devices. Qt for automobiles in particular seems to be a strong focus moving forward.
- Cloud connectivity enhancements around Qt.
- Furthering the Qt for Python support.
More details on their 2022 plans via the Qt.io blog.