Qt 6.0 Beta Released

I am pleased to announce that we released the first beta of Qt 6.0 today. We have provided multiple pre-release snapshots of Qt 6.0 during the past months and Qt 6.0 has now reached the milestone to start the beta phase. Throughout the beta phase we will continue to provide subsequent beta releases via the online installer.

There is a huge number of things to talk about when it comes to the features and functionality of Qt 6.0, so I will leave this to the multiple detailed blog posts about Qt 6.0. We have already published many blog posts about all the cool things Qt 6.0 provides, and will continue to publish more blog posts throughout the year. In the upcoming Qt World Summit Online we have lined up many interesting talks about Qt 6.0, so please join to hear more. 

After the first Qt 6.0 beta released today, we will push out multiple new beta releases using the online installer. With this approach, it is easy for users to test the new features and provide feedback. When we have reached a sufficient level of maturity we will create a release candidate of Qt 6.0. It will be made available directly via the online installer. We are not planning to publish separate blog posts for the subsequent beta releases and release candidate(s). In addition to binaries, source packages of each beta release are of course also available for those who prefer to build themselves.

I hope many of you will install the Qt 6.0 Beta releases, test and provide feedback to help us to complete Qt 6.0. For any issues you may find, please submit a detailed bug report to bugreports.qt.io. When filing a bug report, remember to mention which beta you found the issue with, check for duplicates and known issues. You are also welcome to join the discussions in the Qt Project mailing lists and developer forums.

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