Today we are releasing Qt 5.0.2 – the second patch release of Qt 5.0 series. I am extremely happy about the interest towards Qt 5 as well as the amount of improvements we have been able to add into the Qt 5.0.2 release.
Qt 5.0.2 brings over 600 improvements compared to Qt 5.0.1, most of these in order to address the issues Qt users have noted when bringing their applications to Qt 5. As a patch release Qt 5.0.2 does not introduce new functionality, but we have again been able to add some new binary installers, as well as enable some use cases that have been problematic in the earlier Qt 5 releases.
Highlights of Qt 5.0.2 include:
- New binary installers for VS2012 with ANGLE and for VS2010 with OpenGL (for those who do not wish to use ANGLE)
- Creator 2.7.0 included in the release package (Qt 5.0.1 was shipped with Creator 2.6.2)
- Possibility to easily skip modules in configure when building Qt yourself
- Static linking now works correctly for the Qt libraries
- Overall more than 600 improvements in 17 different modules of Qt
For detailed list of changes in Qt 5.0.2, please have a look into the changes file included to each module – or check the most important ones: qtbase, qtdeclarative, qtwebkit and qtmultimedia, as well as Creator 2.7.0 release announcement.
As always, Qt 5.0.2 maintains both forward and backward source compatibility with Qt 5.0. 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 a previously unknown 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 5.0.2 is now tagged in the Qt Project repository. The source packages and installers for Qt 5.0.2 are available for download at qt-project.org/downloads for open-source users, as well as via the Customer Portal for commercial licensees.