Qt 5.9.6 Released

I am pleased to announce that Qt 5.9.6 is released today. As a patch release Qt 5.9.6 does not add any new functionality, but provides important bug fixes and other improvements.

With Qt 5.9.6 we are also adding binary installers for QNX 7. Qt 5.9 has supported QNX 7 from the very beginning, but since we have only offered binaries for QNX 6.6, there have been some confusion if QNX 7 is supported or not. Now there are binaries for both QNX 7 and QNX 6.6, which both are also fully supported with Qt 5.9. For Qt 5.9.6 the QNX binaries are available as offline installers for those holding a valid commercial license.

Compared to Qt 5.9.5, the new Qt 5.9.6 contains 33 bug fixes. In total there are around 195 changes in Qt 5.9.6 compared to Qt 5.9.5. For details of the most important changes, please check the Change files of Qt 5.9.6.

Qt 5.9 LTS entered ‘Strict’ phase in the beginning of February 2018 and while Qt 5.9.5 contained some fixed done before entering the Strict phase, Qt 5.9.6 is the first one to receive only the changes done during the Strict phase. Going forward Qt 5.9 continues to receive important bug fixes and significant performance fixes during the ‘Strict’ phase. Intention is to reduce risk of regressions and behavior changes by restricting the changes to the most important ones. We also continue to create new Qt 5.9.x patch releases, but with slower cadence than earlier.

Qt 5.9.6 can be updated to using the maintenance tool of the online installer. For new installations, please download latest online installer from Qt Account portal or from qt.io Download page. Offline packages are available for commercial users in the Qt Account portal and at the qt.io Download page for open-source users. You can also try out the Commercial evaluation option from the qt.io Download page.

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