Qt 5.9 Planning For Feature Freeze, Other Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 24 November 2016 at 08:41 AM EST. Add A Comment
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While Qt 5.8 hasn't even been released yet, there is already release planning that is happening around Qt 5.9.

Qt 5.8.0 isn't going to be released until the beginning of January due to the latest delays hampering the release. There is now a thread on the Qt mailing list simply entitled Qt 5.9. The Qt 5.9 plans being talked about are to do a feature freeze in early 2017, as soon as 1 February. They would be sticking hard to the feature freeze date to try to avoid any delays holding back the 5.9.0 release.

Other Qt 5.9 talk includes dropping macOS 10.9 and iOS 7 support, proposing the dropping of the macOS Android installer, MinGW 64-bit binary packages, QNX 7.0 support, and other OS support changes. In that mailing list thread is also talk about what they can do as far as supporting more Windows 64-bit users and what the expectations are around 32-bit Windows and its usage.

More details on Qt 5.9 once Qt 5.8.0 is out the door and we're closer to the feature freeze to get a better idea of all the new features/functionality for this tool-kit update.
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