Eike Ziller

Qt Creator 2.8 RC released

Published Friday June 28th, 2013
Posted in Qt, QtCreator, Releases

We proudly present the Qt Creator 2.8 release candidate today. On top of the features that we already published with the 2.8 beta, the release candidate includes lots of bug fixes both for functionality already available before the 2.8 series, as well as for the new features.

The release candidate is your chance to give us some final feedback, so download it from the links below, give it a try, and report any issues you find with it on the bugtracker, mailing list, or IRC (#qt-creator on freenode).

If you are interested in the new features of Qt Creator 2.8, you should first head over to the 2.8 beta release blog, where I already wrote about many of the new things you’ll find.

One thing that I haven’t mentioned yet, is that we added experimental support for debugging with LLDB (OS X), the LLVM debugger. This is important since Apple fades out GDB support on OS X, so we need to provide a different solution. We know that the current implementation is not feature complete yet, and it would be great for us to get more feedback on remaining critical issues. You can test LLDB debugging support by heading over to Preferences > Build & Run > Kits, the debugger setting of your kit, selecting LLDB Engine from the dropdown and setting the path to LLDB (/usr/bin/lldb if you installed the Xcode command line tools). Debugging with LLDB is possible both for projects compiled with Apple’s GCC (which is LLVM-based), and with Clang. Please report issues as subtasks of the master-task QTCREATORBUG-8825 (press the + button next to “Sub-tasks”).

To expand a bit further on what I just mentioned as “QNX received many fixes” in the beta blog post: There is a  BlackBerry development environment setup wizard now, which helps users to set up their development environment, including setting NDK path, registration, creating debug token, etc. Device connection handling has been refactored, reducing application startup times, and shows the connection state in the settings now, and provides control to manually connect and disconnect. And it received many fixes :D .

Similarly with Android support: Highlights are that it’s now possible to debug and profile QML on devices and that a graphical editor for manifest files has been added. And it received many fixes :D .

Open source users find packages on the Qt Project Qt Creator 2.8.0 RC download page.

Qt Enterprise customers find packages in the Customer Portal. We have added a few extensions to the Enterprise packages for special use cases regarding Qt Quick. For more information see the Qt Enterprise product page.

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Alan says:

Well done! A quick question: is Qt Creator 2.8 going to be shipped with Qt 5.1 when both are officially released?

Maurice Kalinowski says:

The current plan is that 5.1.0 will have Qt Creator 2.7.2 with the online packages providing an update soon after 2.8.0 is out.

Alan says:

Thanks Maurice, that seems like a sensible plan to me.

HGH says:

It would be nice if somehow the stand alone Qt Creator can replace the built-in one.

HGH says:

…or at least it should have a different shortcut (there are too many “Qt Creator”‘s in Windows Start menu right now);

HGH says:

I create a BlackBerry Simulator device and it connects. It reads: Ready to use + green light
But whenI switch to BlackBerry debug target there is a red light and I get a message that the device is not in development mode. I tried everything I can think of and it doesn’t work. It simply does not connect to the Simulator.
This used to work OK in the Beta version of Qt. Now what?

Maurice Kalinowski says:

Please create a bugreport for this. Blog comments are getting forgotten pretty easily.

Cyttorak says:

Any news about clang support in Qt Creator?

Erik says:

I present you the clearly exploitative nature of your work contract.
Everything you do is theirs.
They get much higher salaries.
They save costs in everything as possible.
The more middle microbrain management as possible the better to do the dirt work so they can keep things running with minimal effort.
They do barely nothing, besides complaining and realistically know very little about software/technology.
They pretend to care, badly.
They will try to discredit you if you disagree with their plans, no matter how much experience you have.
They demand you to be available for work travels, so they can use you some more if you get tired or whatever.
They might even try to kick you out elegantly by hiring an external job consulting company with an amazing, incredibly and irrefusable work opportunities.
You have minimal control over your career and at the end of the day, they decide when to start the next round of randomly firing people. Great thing is doing so, they are also chopping their own heads off.

ex-digia says:

@Erik, ii is sad that you were fired, but that is not Digia’s employees fault.

Digia employees know everything you are saying because, as you said, is in the contract. If they are happy with it they will stay, if they don’t then they will resign.

Please get a life, a new job and move on.

danny says:

Everyone here is fed-up with your trolling.

M.S. Babaei says:

Thanks for the RC. I’ve been waiting for it.

I know this is off-topic, but I don’t know where to ask for this:

From what I’ve noticed you are using WordPress for your blog. But I don’t see any “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.” in the comments form. I like to receive emails when a new comment added. Would please provide this functionality?

M.S. Babaei says:

Thanks for the RC. I’ve been waiting for it.

I know this is off-topic, but I don’t know where to ask for this:

From what I’ve noticed you are using WordPress for your blog. But I don’t see any “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.” in the comments form. I like to receive emails when a new comment added. So, is it possible to provide this functionality, please?

danny says:

I would like to say thank you to the Creator team for their hard work on the ongoing LLVM and LLDB integration.

These are fantastic technologies that make a stellar IDE even better.

Also special thanks to hjk for his work on the LLDB integration!

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