Qt 5.7 Will Make Use Of Modern C++11 Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 23 June 2015 at 07:03 PM EDT. 1 Comment
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Earlier this month I wrote about Qt developers looking at making Qt 5.6 a long-term support release. Today that decision was firmed up by Lars Knoll and he's also reinforced the plans for making Qt 5.7 release where the code-base will take advantage of C++11 language features.

After the recent mailing list discussion and talking with developers at The Qt Company, it's been decided to make Qt 5.6 the long-term release and to still support it under C++98 compilers. Qt 5.6 will be released later this year.

Qt 5.7 will then have a new compiler baseline of GCC 4.7 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2012. Qt developers will be able to take advantage of C++11 features present by GCC 4.7 and VC++ 2012 unconditionally. Qt 5.7 will also drop support for WEC7 while supporting WEC2013 (Windows Embedded Compact).

Besides making use of C++11, Qt developers may look at the Qt 5.7 release at a point at the same time to also remove support for older Android/Linux/Mac versions. Qt stakeholders interested in more details can find them out via this Qt mailing list thread.
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