Introducing Qt 6

The productivity platform for the future

Next-generation UX with a single tool to design and develop 2D & 3D UIs. Limitless scalability to deploy smartphone-like UIs on ultra-low-cost hardware and advanced graphics on supercomputers. Qt 6.0 is the foundation we will build on to deliver the productivity platform for the future.


Qt 6.0

Qt Rendering Hardware Interface

Direct 3D, Metal, Vulkan and OpenGL. Write rendering code once, deploy to any hardware.

Qt Quick 3D

Merge 2D and 3D content with one stack.

Qt Quick Controls 2 Desktop Styling

Pixel-perfect, native looking controls seamlessly integrated into operating system.

HiDPI Support

Fractal scaling support allows for automatic UI scaling for different monitor configurations.

QProperty System

Increase code speed with binding support in C++, bringing the best part of QML to Qt with seamless integration to QObject.

Revamped Concurrency APIs

Mutiple CPUs, parallel computation, concurrency to keep your user interfaces fluent while doing backend logic in the background. Automatically scales tasks depending on the hardware.

Improved Networking Capabilities 

Create your own protocol backends and integrate these into the default Qt workflow, security related features are added automatically.

Update to C++17 

Update to latest standards​, with improved code readability, better performance​ and easier maintenance.

CMake Support

Use the industry standard build system, with its wide feature set, large ecosystem to build Qt applications.

Qt for Microcontrollers (MCU) 

Lightweight rendering engine to deploy QML based UIs on low-cost hardware with 2D hardware acceleration for optimal graphics performance with minimal footprint (>80KB RAM).  

Coming in 2021

Applying performance benefits to all modules

Adaptation of the new property system, and data types.  

Target platforms​

Support for additional runtime platforms including real-time operating systems and macOS and Windows on ARM. 

Improve on stability and maturity​

Qt 6.2 will be the first long-term support release of Qt 6​

Migration of additionally required modules to Qt 6

Active Qt

Qt Charts

Qt Quick Dialogs (file dialog)


Qt Virtual Keyboard

Qt Bluetooth

Qt Data Visualization 

Qt Lottie Animation 

Qt Multimedia

Qt Multimedia Wdigets


Qt Positioning

Qt Quick Dialogs: folder, message box

Qt Remote Objects

Qt Sensors

Qt SerialBus

Qt SerialPort

Qt WebChannel

Qt WebEngine

Qt WebSockets

Qt WebView

IDE and Tools

Qt Creator IDE

Qt 6 readiness

CMake support completely revamped and improved.

Improved use of plugins ​

Install plugin wizard to simplify extension plugin building and usage.

Ready for C++20​

Code model update to support C++20 features​

Developer Experience

Multiple shortcuts for the same action, open Qt for Python interactively, improved project loading responsiveness.

Other improvements

Support for Catch2 test framework.

Qt Design Studio 2.0

One tool for Next-gen 2D & 3D UIs with Qt 6

UI design and development tools that enables designers and developers to rapidly prototype and develop complex user interfaces. 

Figma Bridge

Along with 2D import from Sketch and Photoshop you can now also import assets from Figma. 

Thumbnail Generation 

Custom components now automatically generate an icon with a tooltip and full preview making it easier to get an overview.  

Item rotation 

Improved and intuitive item rotation with the new rotation tool. 

Navigator Improvements

Lock items that are complete to avoid accidental editing. Reverse the order of items to match the approach of common graphical design tools. Less visual clutter with unchecked icons now being hidden and easier spotting of component relations.   

Qt for MCUs

Improved support. 

Development Host Operating Systems

Supported in Qt 6.0


Windows 10 2004 (64bit Intel; msvc2019 or mingw81/gcc8.1)


macOS 10.15 and 11 (64bit Intel; XCode 11)


Ubuntu 20.04 (64bit Intel; gcc9)
CentOS 8.1 (64bit Intel; gcc9)
SLES 15 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 64bit Intel; gcc10)
Open SUSE 15.1 (64bit; gcc9)

Coming in 2021 and beyond


Windows 10 on ARM (in addition to Intel based computers)


macOS on ARM (in addition to Intel based computers)

Supported target operating systems

Supported in Qt 6.0


Windows 10 1809 (64 bit Intel)


macOS 10.14 and later


Embedded Linux (Yocto 3.1 Dunfell), new meta-qt6 layer

Ubuntu 20.04 (64bit Intel; gcc9)
CentOS 8.1 (64bit Intel; gcc9)
SLES 15 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 64bit Intel; gcc10)
Open SUSE 15.1 (64bit; gcc9)


Android 23+

Coming in 2021 and beyond


Windows on ARM (in addition to Intel based computers)


macOS on ARM (in addition to Intel based computers)


Embedded Linux with Yocto 3.2 and 3.3

Real-Time operating systems (RTOS)


Blackberry QNX

FreeRTOS (Qt for MCUs)

Web browsers

Deploy Qt applications to web browsers with Qt for WebAssembly (WASM)



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