We are happy to announce the Qt Creator 3.3.0 release today. This release comes with a great set of new features as well as a big amount of bug fixes.
I talked about many of the new features and improvements already in the beta release blog post. For today’s release, Alessandro locked himself in his office for a while and created this “What’s new in Qt Creator 3.3” video!
Other features include support for the Gradle build system for Android development, a refactoring action for adopting the new connect style in Qt 5, BareMetal support for CMake projects, and an option to use the Qt Quick Compiler for your Qmake based QML projects. Please also see our change log for a more complete list of changes.
For users of the Professional or Enterprise edition, we added experimental support for running the Clang Static Analyzer on your projects, as a new tool in Analyze mode. The scene graph events category in the QML Profiler has been significantly improved and will now visualize the time ranges of all scene graph related events instead of showing them as a list of numbers. You can also see input events in the QML profiler now, in a separate category. In Qt Quick Designer we added direct editing of TabViews, and additional checks for form files (.ui.qml) as well as buttons for exporting form items for use in the implementation files.
Qt Creator 3.3.0 is part of the installers for Qt 5.4.0, which is also released today.
Note: With Qt Creator 3.3 we drop support for compiling Qt Creator with Qt 4. The minimal required Qt version to compile Qt Creator itself is currently Qt 5.3.1. This does not affect compilation of your own projects, of course. We still support development of Qt 4-based applications with Qt Creator. If you want to use custom designer plugins in Qt Creator, you must make them compilable with Qt 5 as well, though.