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Qt Creator 4.0 Beta released

Published on Wednesday March 23, 2016 by Eike Ziller in Dev Loop Qt QtCreator Releases | Comments

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.0 Beta.

As announced earlier this year, starting with this release Qt Creator will be available under commercial license terms and GPLv3 (with exceptions). At the same time we are making the following features available under open source, which were previously only available under commercial license terms. So, if you didn't know them, make sure to check them out!

Clang Static Analyzer Integration

Find problems in C, C++ and Objective-C programs. (Documentation)

Autotest Integration (Experimental)

Easily run autotests from your project and get the results presented in a friendly way. (Documentation)

Extended QML Profiler

Profile pixmap cache usage, scene graph performance, JavaScript memory usage and input events of QML applications. (Documentation)

 

We also started implementing a flat theme for which Diana presented the concepts already a year ago. This is still work in progress, but you can see for yourself by switching to the new theme "Default Flat" in Tools > Options > Environment > Interface.

Users of CMake will find that we improved the workflow for CMake-based projects. CMake is now triggered automatically when necessary, which makes for a much nicer user experience. Kit settings like the Qt version or tool chain used are automatically configured in CMake build directories, removing one more obstacle for users. Projects mode now features a UI to change the CMake configuration for a build directory. Qt Creator will no longer create CMake build directories before the project is built. This makes for a much tidier work environment, especially when users only want to study source code using the CMake build system.

If you wonder where Analyze mode has gone: It is now merged into Debug mode. There is not much of a difference really. Merging them removes complexity code-wise and user-interface-wise, and it actually opens up some flexibility for us for the future.

There were many more improvements, and more features added, please check our change log for details.

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

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