Qt Creator 4.13 Beta released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.13 Beta!

Here are some excerpts from our change log:

New Experimental Plugins

Thanks to Alexis Jeandet for initial support for the Meson build system!

Thanks to IncrediBuild for contributing their Qt Creator integration!

You need to open Help > About Plugins (or Qt Creator > About Plugins on macOS) and enable these plugins before you can use them.


We updated LLVM for the C++ code model to LLVM 10, implicitly improving support for C++20 features.

We fixed many smaller issues with the C++ code model.

Our client for the language server protocol now supports renaming symbols if the server supports it.

The Python code editor now has a tool button and action for opening Python interactively with the current document.

CMake Projects

We removed the internal cache of CMake variables. An existing build directory is now the sole truth about the project. The initial CMake configuration that is passed to fresh builds is set by the user and saved in the Qt Creator project configuration (defaulting to the kit settings). This removes annoying conflicts between what Qt Creator thinks should be right, and existing build directories. Please give this a test and report issues in our bug tracker, since we expect that there are still some rough edges left :) .

Only CMake version 3.14 and later are directly supported anymore, so CMake versions that support file-api.

We added the option to pass arguments to "cmake --build" directly, not only arguments to the build tool itself.


You can edit services and splash screen in the manifest editor.

We fixed QML debugging and profiling, and C++ debugging that was failing in some configurations.

Analyzing and Testing

In-editor marks are back for clazy and clang-tidy issues.

We added support for the Catch2 test framework.

Get Qt Creator 4.13 Beta

The opensource version is available on the Qt download page under "Pre-releases", and you find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal. Qt Creator 4.13 Beta is also available under Preview > Qt Creator 4.13.0-beta1 in the online installer. 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.

You can read the Qt Creator Manual in Qt Creator in the Help mode or access it online in the Qt documentation portal.

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