I am pleased to announce that Qt 5.10 Beta 1 is now released. Convenient online binary installers are available for trying out features coming in Qt 5.10. We will follow similar Beta process as with Qt 5.9 and provide multiple Beta releases via the online installer.
For new features coming in Qt 5.10, please check the New features in Qt 5.10 wiki page. A few examples of cool new things coming with Qt 5.10 include new image based styles for Qt Quick Controls, initial support for Vulkan, renewed input handling, new Shape type in Qt Quick, many new languages and handwriting recognition in Qt Virtual Keyboard, support for OAuth 1 & OAuth 2, text to speech functionality and preview of Qt WebGL Streaming Plugin. You may also want to check out our new Qt for Automation offering working in conjunction with Qt 5.10, including new libraries for M2M communication (MQTT and KNX) and more plans for the future (e.g. OPC/UA, DDS).
With Qt 5.9 we slightly adjusted the release process of Qt and same approach will be followed also with Qt 5.10. After the Qt 5.10 Beta 1 released today we will push out multiple new Beta N releases using the online installer. With this approach it is easier than before for users to test the features and provide feedback (via bugreports.qt.io). During the beta phase we expect to have new Beta N releases with 1-2 weeks intervals. When the maturity has increased sufficiently we will create a release candidate of Qt 5.10. These will be made available directly via the online installer, we are not planning publish separate blogs for the subsequent beta releases and release candidate(s). In addition to binaries, source packages of each beta release are of course also available for those who prefer to build themselves.
I hope many of you will install the Qt 5.10 Beta releases, test and provide us your feedback to complete Qt 5.10. For any issues you may find, please submit a detailed bug report to bugreports.qt.io (please remember to mention which beta you found the issue with, check for duplicates and known issues). You are also welcome to join the discussions in the Qt Project mailing lists, developer forums and contribute to Qt.