Qt 5.7 Release Candidate Surfaces
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 3 June 2016 at 07:26 AM EDT. 17 Comments
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Similar to past Qt5 tool-kit releases, Qt 5.7 has been running behind schedule but they are now out with a release candidate and hope to officially ship this update later in June.

Jani Heikkinen has announced the release candidate this morning to Qt 5.7.0. He mentioned, "We are planning to release Qt 5.7.0 final release within coming weeks so please try RC now. All feedback is welcome!"

Qt 5.7 enables the use of C++11 in Qt modules, OpenGL improvements, Qt WebEngine is updated against Chromium and supports features like drag-n-drop / spellchecking / print to PDF / HTML5 DRM protected video, Qt QML supports JIT'ing on more platforms, Qt Multimedia now supports Apple tvOS, Qt Bluetooth Low Energy peripheral role is in tech preview form, Qt 3D now supports compute shaders, Qt 3D better supports compressed texture formats, and various other enhancements. More information on Qt 5.7 features can be found via this Wiki page.

Qt 5.7 was originally supposed to ship at the end of April, but given the delays, the revised plan is to now ship Qt 5.7.0 on 15 June. Plans haven't yet been firmed up for the Qt 5.8 release schedule, which should come around the end of the year.
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