Everything you love about Qt just got better with Qt 5.8 – the software development framework that enables you to create the user experiences your products deserve and your customers require. We are always working on improving Qt’s cross-platform libraries and tools ensuring it continues to accelerate your development and allowing you to bring amazing products to life on any OS and any device – regardless of size. Qt 5.8 helps you optimize your performance and reduce your footprint for your internet of things, create multi-process devices and easily integrate state machines into any Qt application. There is so much more to say about Qt 5.8 – here are a few or our favorite updates.
Qt for any platform, any thing, any size
Reduce your footprint by up to 60% and optimize performance and boot time with a whole new configuration system allowing you to pick and choose exactly the features you need for your Internet of Things or embedded project. Qt is losing weight with the Qt Lite project.
Create devices with multiple UI processes
Increase robustness and reliability by creating multiple UI process devices and split your screen into different applications with Qt Wayland Compositor. Enable simultaneous development and testing by different teams and reduce maintenance costs with less lines of code to test & debug.
Ultimate performance, reliability and stability
Reduce risk of unexpected system behavior and create more formalized applications and validate your workflow with fast and easy state chart integration. Use Qt Creator, Qt Quick and QML to define your state machines in no time at all with Qt SCXML also featuring a whole new graphical editor.
Qt Quick Advancements
Create UIs with advanced graphics using Qt Quick and QML – code less while targeting a wider range of HW platforms including HW that does not have OpenGL or a GPU.
Qt Visual Studio Tools
We have replaced the Visual Studio AddInn with our new Qt Visual Studio Tools making us compatible with the latest versions of Microsoft Visual Studio.
No native engine, but you still need to embed content from the internet? QtWebEngine lets you access leading web browser platform (Chromium) through a convenient Qt API. There are several updates and fixes in Qt 5.8.
Qt Quick Controls 2.1
Create high performance UIs faster and smarter by using pre-built components in Qt Quick Controls. We have a range of new controls and are now on par with desktop applications.
GUI Technologies in Qt
QML, Widgets, OpenGL or WebEngine? There are a lot of new updates on the graphics side of Qt, unsure of what you should use and when to use it?
Qt & IoT: Do they fit together?
We have added a lot of new features in 5.8 relevant for IoT – from new UI, design, communication APIs to optimizing the size and performance of your device.