Qt Creator 3.2 beta released

We are happy to announce the Qt Creator 3.2 beta today. So you can already check out the many improvements we have done for the upcoming 3.2 release, and, not to forget, give us feedback on what we have so far. We mostly concentrated on stability and improvements, so no completely new platform supported this time, sorry ;). I'll randomly highlight some of the changes here, but you should probably check out our change log as well for a more thorough overview, and just download the binaries and try it for yourself.

In the text editors you can now do "column editing" in block selections, so typing in a block selection will adapt all lines simultaneously. Context help can now be configured to open in an external window (without disabling Help mode). When opening the same file in multiple splits, the editors will now keep showing the same part of the file, even when adding or removing lines in another split. There were also many fixes in the C++ model, including support for C99 designated initializers, concatenated strings, and fixes for encoding issues.

In the debugger views, you can now expand and collapse columns by clicking on the header. There were several types added to the debugging helpers, and if you are brave, you can now also provide your own debugging helpers for your own types. The QML profiler received many performance and stability improvements again. Enterprise users can now debug their JavaScript memory usage in QML, using the new memory profiling feature of the QML profiler. (This is only available when using Qt 5.4.)

You find the opensource version on the Qt Project download page, and Enterprise packages on the Qt Account Portal. Please post issues in our bug tracker. You also can find us on IRC on #qt-creator on, and on the Qt Creator mailing list.

Note: With Qt Creator 3.2 we drop support for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The technical reason for this is that Apple does not support any kind of C++11 on that OS version. Of course that does not affect on which platforms you can run your Qt applications on. But it is not possible to run the Qt Creator 3.2 binaries on 10.6, and it also is not possible to compile Qt Creator 3.2 on 10.6 with the tool chains provided by Apple.

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