Tuukka Turunen

Qt 5.6.2 Released

Published Wednesday October 12th, 2016
16 Comments on Qt 5.6.2 Released
Posted in Dev Loop, Releases

I am please to inform that Qt 5.6.2 has been released today. This is the second patch release to the long-term supported Qt 5.6, and there will still be more patch releases to come. While a patch release does not bring new features, it contains security fixes, error corrections and general improvements.

The Qt 5.6.2 patch release continues the quality and maturity focus of Qt 5.6, bringing close to 900 improvements on top of the already solid Qt 5.6.1 release. These bug fixes and improvements are also available in the later releases of Qt including the upcoming Qt 5.7.1 and 5.8.0 releases. Qt 5.6.2 is well suited for users that can not upgrade to a later version of Qt, for example due to dependency to C++98 compiler.

For details of the most important improvements and bug fixes in Qt 5.6.2, please check the change logs for each module.

If you are using the online installer, Qt 5.6.2 can be updated using the maintenance tool. Offline packages are available for commercial users in the Qt Account portal and at the qt.io Download page for open-source users.

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16 comments

Alan says:

Thanks a lot! It has been a long one coming, but (very) glad that it is finally out! πŸ™‚

Sandro F says:

Could you give a time line for 5.7.1 release? Still waiting for it because of a blocking iOS issue in current 5.7 release.

@Sandro F: Qt 5.7.1 should come around end of October. It contains all the same fixes as Qt 5.6.2 as well as items pushed directly to Qt 5.7 branch. However, before finalizing it we would like to have Qt 5.8 Beta out.

Scorp1us says:

Just to be clear the links from the releasing mailing list on Oct 7 – there is no bit of difference (literally) in those packages to these?

Frederik Gladhorn Frederik Gladhorn says:

I assume so – the idea behind release candidates is that they turn into releases unless blockers are found. So with a bit of luck, we always have the official packages ahead of time, they can be tested and released.

Emeric says:

While it’s very nice to have 900 bugs fixed at once, could you guys considers making a little more frequent releases? People (or is it just me?) have been waiting 3 months for some of these fixes!

John says:

900 bugs fixed? U crazy? According to the bug tracker, there have been a total of 293 bugs fixed for the last 6 years. Qt 5.6.2 lists 51 fixed bugs, the other 849 improvements are not bug fixes.

Allan Allan says:

I think you are looking at the wrong bug-tracker. The one we usually use are now in the 50000s and most of them are closed, even if there is a growing minority of unresolved issues.

Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt says:

I can see how it is not entirely clear from the interface, but the resolution usually used is “Done”, not “Fixed”, so you have to add that to your filter to get the full list. There are 328 bugs that have Qt 5.6.2 listed as fix version. In the past six years around 15000 bugs have been resolved in Jira with either “Done” or “Fixed” resolution.

Alex says:

I’m still waiting for some bug fixes, the corresponding reports are over 1 year old each. Release frequency is not the biggest problem with Qt…

jcm says:

Sorry for hijacking this blog entry to express frustration about unfixed bugs. QtScript on windows is still completely broken. While I understand you are not keen to fix regressions on deprecated modules, it would have been more honest to remove QtScript from 5.6 rather than leaving bug reports about major regressions unanswered for months:

https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-54287
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-54448

@jcm: As you said, Qt Script is deprecated and therefore not subject to receive much effort. It is still included in the release package and therefore intention is that it is still usable to some extent, which it for some is as the bug you mentioned only affects in certain environments.

jcm says:

Thanks for the reply. I understand your position. Thanks for the good work on Qt and for releasing it under GPL and LGPL.

Hsn says:

I want to thank you for your commitment for making such a great platform.
But I want to provide an example of bugs that are ignored for a long time, even if the patch is readily available:

ZWNJ (and ZWJ) not working
https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-42074

This bug affects multiple languages (at least Arabic, Persian, German, and old Hebrew), has been around for at leas 2 years, the patch is readily available, but there is no progress.

Is there any chance that this bug is fixed in near recent releases?

Malek Khlif says:

Qt 5.7.1 is it ready for this week or not ?

@Malek: No, not yet. It is almost ready, just some final polish needed.

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