We are happy to announce the Qt Creator 3.2 RC1 release today. Since the beta we have been busy fixing bugs. We encourage you to try this RC and give us feedback on its quality.
The beta blog post already mentioned a few new features such as “column editing”, but there are a lot more new features. To mention just a few:
- The file system locator filter ‘f’ can now be used to create new files.
- More panes are searchable, e.g. the project tree.
- The qbs plugin now supports adding and removing files from projects.
- The C++ code model received a lot of fixes e.g. for editing lambdas.
While the majority of commits for Qt Creator come from Digia employees, I would like to highlight the work of Przemysław Gorszkowski, who fixed various bugs in the C++ code completion. For example, he fixed the find usages for members of a typedefed anonymous union. If you want to know what that is, take a look at the test case in the commit. Also, Orgad Shaneh contributed over 200 commits to this release.
This year is the 5th anniversary for Qt Creator. We released the 1.0 release in March of 2009. In those 5 years, over 35,000 commits by around 300 people were added. We added tons of support for Qt Quick – debugging, designing, profiling -, extended our platform support to Android, IOS, QNX and BareMetal. And we added and later removed support for Maemo, Meego and Symbian. We rewrote parts of the C++ code model multiple times, added refactoring support on top and switched major Qt versions. We built the Qt SDK, later Nokia SDK and now again Qt SDK around Qt Creator. Yet, we are still using the same versioning scheme. It’s been exciting 5 years. We will continue providing the best cross platform IDE for Qt development.
The Open Source version is available from the Qt Project download page, while Enterprise customers find their package in the Qt Account Portal. Please report issues in our bug tracker. You also can find us on IRC on #qt-creator on irc.freenode.net, and on the Qt Creator mailing list.