Preliminary Qt 5.8 Alpha Packages Now Available
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 1 September 2016 at 01:55 PM EDT. 3 Comments
QT --
The Qt Project is readying the Qt 5.8.0 Alpha toolkit release.

Qt 5.8 is now under a feature freeze and working to get its release schedule back on track with hopes of releasing Qt 5.8 before Christmas.

Qt 5.8 is packing Qt Quick 2 graphics improvements, an experimental Direct3D 12 back-end for Qt Quick, updates the Qt WebEngine implementation, HTTP/2 improvements in Qt Network, improved multi-screen capabilities when using EGLFS on KMS/DRM, a new Qt Wayland Compositor, new Qt SCXML and Qt Serial Bus modules, Qt Gamepad tech preview 2, and much more.

More details on Qt 5.8 features via this Wiki page.

There are now preliminary Qt 5.8 Alpha packages available for interested users and developers to test while the official alpha announcement should be within the next few days.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week