Eike Ziller

Qt Creator 4.7 Beta2 released

Published Thursday June 21st, 2018
16 Comments on Qt Creator 4.7 Beta2 released
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt, QtCreator, Releases

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.7 Beta2!

It is roughly 2 weeks after the Beta1 release, and 2 weeks before our planned release candidate, so we want to give you the opportunity to fetch an updated work-in-progress snapshot in between.
If you haven’t yet read about the improvements and new features that are coming with 4.7 (or if you have forgotten), I would like to point you to the blog post for the first beta.

Get Qt Creator 4.7 Beta2

The opensource version is available on the Qt download page, and you find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal. Qt Creator 4.7 Beta2 is also available under Preview > Qt Creator 4.7.0-beta2 in the online installer. Please post issues in our bug tracker. You can also find us on IRC on #qt-creator on chat.freenode.net, and on the Qt Creator mailing list.

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Marc says:

It would be nice if QTCREATORBUG-18946 & QTCREATORBUG-19356 could be fixed

Andrey says:

And QTCREATORBUG-16356 too )

Louis says:

That’s a good news, I could try the embedded Clang Model and for projects that are not too huge it works pretty well, without the lag that we had a few versions before. Still there are some files where the code model simply crashes, on bigger projects with terrible templates included for example. I guess this will be fixed progressively by further versions of Clang code model. The good point is that QtCreator doesn’t crash when it happens, but maybe a fallback to the old code model could be possible when parsing with Clang code model failed? This is only a thought.

I was originally using QtCreator 4.4.2, and the only downside compared to that version is that the CMake integration lacks of something that has been broken in between: QTCREATORBUG-19704 (very useful when we have a new file that should be added automatically by a GLOB for example without changing the CMakeLists.txt files, at the moment we must close QtCreator and restart it since the “Run CMake” command does not work anymore, and that is very annoying).

Tom says:

Just a question: why did your MaintenanceTool fetching meta data become so slow.

Eike Ziller Eike Ziller says:

There are various reasons why it could be slow for you, including that it might depend on which mirror you happen to be directed, but you find a discussion of other reasons at https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTIFW-975

CarelC says:

Please look into QTCREATORBUG-20594
This issue does affect productivity.

R Kh says:

What’s new in Beta2 compared to Beta1? That affects whether people consider it worth trying.

Eike Ziller Eike Ziller says:

The bug tracker gives an incomplete summary here https://bugreports.qt.io/issues/?jql=project%20%3D%20QTCREATORBUG%20AND%20fixVersion%20%3D%20%22Qt%20Creator%204.7.0-beta2%22

The full list of changes, but not necessarily helpful because written from the developers viewpoint, and including non-user-visible changes, is at https://code.qt.io/cgit/qt-creator/qt-creator.git/log/?h=v4.7.0-beta2 (going through the pages back to v4.7.0-beta1)

zohair says:

Please Qt Quick 2 will be available for Symbian Belle/Carla?

aportale says:

No. Symbian was only supported in Qt 4.x. Qt Quick 2 is a feature of Qt 5, and therefore not available for Symbian.

zohair says:

QT Quik 2 supports Symbian

Eike Ziller Eike Ziller says:

Qt does not support Symbian for a very long time now. Qt 4.8 no longer lists Symbian as a supported platform (https://doc-snapshots.qt.io/4.8/supported-platforms.html). Also Qt Creator removed Symbian support in Qt Creator 2.6 (https://code.qt.io/cgit/qt-creator/qt-creator.git/tree/dist/changes-2.6.0).

HGH says:

Unfortunately CMake integration doesn’t work. The same configuration in QtCreator 4.6 works but in 4.7 reports: :-1: error: A CMake tool must be set up for building. Configure a CMake tool in the kit options.

I remember having trouble to get CMake based project setup before. Please make the CMake support more robust and easier to setup. Also Visual Studio 2017 supports a CMakeSettings.json file to setup CMake I think that a similar file to setup CMake build configurations in Qt Creator will be a great enhancement as this type of configuration is portable.

HGH says:

It is also great that you’ve included Qt Creator as a Preview option in the Qt Maintenance tool!!!

HGH says:

The issue with CMake cmake support looks to be a little bit different than what I described above and exists in previous versions too. If I edit the CMakeLists.txt file and try to compile I get the error that CMake tools is not configured. If I quit Qt Creator and restart it the error is gone.

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