Qt 6.1 Beta Released With Porting More Modules To Qt6
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 2 March 2021 at 09:43 AM EST. 29 Comments
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The first beta is out today of the forthcoming Qt 6.1 toolkit.

It's not even been three months yet since the official release of Qt 6.0 while Qt 6.1 Beta has already arrived as part of the expedited Qt 6 releases this year in trying to button things up so that more developers are ready to migrate their codebases from Qt 5 to Qt 6 with remaining gaps being filled.

It was in mid-February that Qt 6.1 Alpha was released as part of the v6.1 release schedule that aims to officially ship Qt 6.1.0 by the end of April.

The brief Qt 6.1 Beta announcement can be read on Qt.io.

Qt 6.1 is bringing Qt Lottie to the Qt6 world, Qt State Machines for providing SCXML and StateMachine modules in the Qt6 world, the Qt Virtual Keyboard is also now available on Qt 6 with various improvements too, and Qt Device Utilities has been introduced with various networking features. On the Windows front, Qt 6.1 is bringing "Active Qt" with ActiveX and COM support for accessing/using ActiveX controls and COM objects within Qt applications.

Qt 6.1 also adds new overflow-safe arithmetic functions to Qt Core, the Vulkan API wrappers for Qt GUI now expose Vulkan 1.1/1.2 core APIs, support for SSL plugins in QtNetwork were added, QNetworkInformation is new for exposing system networking information, and QtQuick3D has a technology preview of instanced rendering support. Also in a tech preview state for Qt 6.1 is QtQuick3D's 3D particles for 3D scenes.
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