Qt 5.6.1 Released

Qt 5.6.1 has been released today. Since Qt 5.6 is long-term supported for three years, there will still be more patch releases to come. While the patch releases do not bring new features, they do contain security fixes, error corrections and general improvements. The New Qt Creator 4.0.1 is included in the Qt 5.6.1 offline installer packages.

Qt 5.6.0, released in March after a long maturation phase, was the first long-term supported Qt 5 release and focused mainly on maturity and stability. The Qt 5.6.1 patch release continues this focus, bringing over 800 improvements on top of the already solid Qt 5.6.0 release. A special thanks goes out to all the community contributors for providing their input, reporting errors and assisting in how to best reproduce bugs. In addition to help with bug reporting from our community, one third of the commits to Qt come from others than developers of The Qt Company –solid proof that the Qt open governance model is working well and that we are improving Qt together.

Out of the over 800 improvements, there are many error corrections across all modules of Qt, as well as updates to the documentation and various translations of Qt. Qt 5.6.1 also provides some non-critical security fixes in the Qt framework and in 3rd party libraries. For example, Chromium and libpng have been updated to include the latest upstream security fixes. For more details, please review the Change files of Qt 5.6.1.

The new Qt Creator 4.0.1 is included in the Qt 5.6.1 packages, please read the Qt Creator 4.0 release blog post and the Qt Creator 4.0.1 change log for further details.

If you are using the online installer, Qt 5.6.1 and Qt Creator 4.0.1 can be updated using the maintenance tool. Offline packages are available for commercial users in the Qt Account portal and at the qt.io Download page for open-source users.



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