Qt 5.6 Alpha Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 9 September 2015 at 12:36 PM EDT. 10 Comments
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The first alpha release of the upcoming Qt 5.6 tool-kit release is now available.

Qt 5.6 features the project's new continuous infrastructure (CI) system testing this release, to help reduce the number of bugs that ship in the Qt tool-kit releases. There are also new features.

Among the new features for Qt 5.6 are various performance optimizations and reduced memory usage for different tasks, improved cross-platform OpenGL ES 3.0/3.1 support, improved cross-platform HiDPI support, Qt WebEngine is now based on Chromium 45 and has a lot of new features, reduced memory consumption for Qt QML, Windows 10 has become fully-supported, Qt NFC has initial support for Android, and there's a lot of other changes.

More details on the new features of Qt 5.6 can be found via this Wiki page. Other information pertaining to the fresh release of Qt 5.6 Alpha can be found via the Qt.io blog. While Qt has been notorious for delays recently, hopefully their new CI system will help out and so far they're on-schedule with the Qt 5.6 release plan. They are currently planning for a beta in mid-October, a release candidate in late November, and the official Qt 5.6.0 release will hopefully happen on 8 December.
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