Jani Heikkinen

Qt 5.3 Release Candidate Available

Published Thursday May 8th, 2014
15 Comments on Qt 5.3 Release Candidate Available
Posted in Qt, Releases

We are now approaching the final steps towards Qt 5.3 release and I am happy to announce that the Qt 5.3 Release Candidate is now available!

After Qt 5.3 Beta we have fixed a large number of issues thanks to your feedback. We are confident that this release candidate is really close to final Qt 5.3 release. That’s why we invite you all to try it out! Please take it for a spin and give us feedback via following channels:

For those who have not yet checked what Qt 5.3 brings, please refer to the Qt 5.3 Beta blog post, the wiki article listing new Qt 5.3 features, or the documentation snapshot for more details.

Qt 5.3 Release Candidate is available via online and offline installers. Qt Enterprise and Qt Mobile licensees can get Qt 5.3 RC using the Maintenance Tool of the online installer. Offline installers are available from the Qt Account for Qt Enterprise users. Open source users can download offline installers from download.qt-project.org. Later today Qt 5.3 RC is available via the online installer also for open source users.

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Maxi says:

Thank you, I’ll try it right now!


panzi says:

Do these Qt WebSockets support server sockets or are they only client connections?

Andy Nichols says:

The WebSocket module supports both client and server.

Leo S says:

Great! Does anyone know what the status of multi-camera support is in the Qt Quick Camera element?

It’s quite an important feature for Camera on mobile, where just about every device has 2 cameras but there is no way to choose which one is used. We’re currently using a C++ helper object to switch cameras but it’s a bit unstable on various devices.

At some point multi-camera support was planned for 5.3 but I don’t see it yet. Any updated plans?

Kenny says:

I asked a question on the Qt 5.3 beta post that never got answered about whether the runtime switching on Windows between ANGLE and OpenGL that was mentioned as a feature in the Qt 5.3 alpha post was actually going to be implemented in Qt 5.3.

For any who might be curious about that, according to QTBUG-36483, which appears to be the ticket for that feature, that feature will come in 5.4 instead of 5.3, at which time it looks like there won’t need to be both an OpenGL and an ANGLE build.

Since there’s only one more release that’s going to have both, it would be convenient if there were still a binary ANGLE build for MSVC 2010, but thanks for all the good work, Digia guys!

Maurice Kalinowski Maurice Kalinowski says:

Unfortunately that feature did not reach a maturity level yet, that we were confident to release it within 5.3.

However we are planning to continue this effort for the next releases.

HGH says:

Will there be a BlackBerry binary overlay too?

Vladimir says:

Yes, in a certain time. We are currently too busy with a release of 5.3 for QNX Neutrino OS.

DimanNe DimanNe says:

Still no Qml TreeView… 🙁

VioletGiraffe says:

I wish QML never appeared.

Dan says:

Great news, downloading.
Does any know Sensors support on iOS and Android: how to implement?

Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt says:

See the documentation for Qt Sensors here:


mrbluesky says:

What happened to your online download repo?
The MaintananceTool throws errors and is unusable, until I deactivated the SRC-Repo.

Is there a particular reason why the Qt-Binaries are not grouped in Versions anymore?

Jani Heikkinen Jani Heikkinen says:

Could you start maintenance tool with –verbose parameter & create new error report to the jira about this issue? It should work as earlier, we need to get that verbose log to understand what goes wrong there.

iikka says:

The issue you mentioned has been fixed about 1h ago, takes few hours that the fix gets mirrored to download.qt-project.org.

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