It’s been six weeks since we published the Qt 5.0.0 release and we are now introducing Qt 5.0.1 – the first patch release. Qt 5.0.0 release has been well received and we have seen a great amount of interest towards it.
With over 400 improvements compared to Qt 5.0.0 the Qt 5.0.1 is a great next step for the Qt 5 series. As a patch release it does not introduce new functionality, just error corrections and improvements. In addition to these, it also adds MinGW 4.7 pre-built binary installer, which has been highly requested. MinGW is the first but not the last new pre-built binary installer which we are going to bring along on later Qt 5.0.x releases.
As always, Qt 5.0.1 maintains both forward and backward source compatibility with Qt 5.0.0. However, to fix a bug we detected after the Qt 5.0.0 release, this release has a limited binary compatibility break related to multimedia functionality (please see details from here). We therefore recommend all users to recompile their applications that provided QtMultimedia plugins or dealt with them directly. This is an exceptional case: binary compatibility will be kept for further releases.
As with every release, also this one has a few issues left that we know about. We are continuously ironing out the glitches and improving quality with every new release. If you encounter a problem, please check the known issues page first, where you can find solutions and workarounds for common problems. If you find any other bug in Qt 5, please help us to improve the product in future releases by reporting it to bugreports.qt-project.org, or contact us via our Customer Portal if you have a commercial license.
Qt 5.0.1 is now tagged in the Qt Project repository. The source packages and installers for Qt 5.0.1 are available for download at qt-project.org/downloads for open-source users, as well as via the Customer Portal for commercial licensees.