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Miguel Costa

Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.3.1 Released

Published Monday January 21st, 2019 | 39 Comments on Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.3.1 Released
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt, Releases, Visual Studio, Windows

The Qt VS Tools version 2.3.1 has now been released to the Visual Studio Marketplace. Important changes include: Debug QML programs in the Visual Studio IDE (introduced in the development release v2.3.0) Ahead-of-time compilation of QML files using the Qt Quick Compiler (introduced in the development release v2.3.0) Support for Visual Studio 2019 Fixes for […]

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Daniel Smith

Qt 5.12 LTS – The road to faster QML application startup

Published Friday January 11th, 2019 | 10 Comments on Qt 5.12 LTS – The road to faster QML application startup
Posted in Dev Loop, Embedded, Performance, Qt Quick 2, Qt Quick 2.0 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Qt Company has been running benchmarks like QMLBench for a long time that assist us knowing when a change creates a performance regression, but it’s also important to see how Qt performs at a higher level, allowing components to interact in ways that granular tests like QMLBench can’t show. In this blog post, we’ll […]

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Simon Hausmann

Reducing Application Size using Link Time Optimization

Published Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 | 39 Comments on Reducing Application Size using Link Time Optimization
Posted in Compilers, Dev Loop, Embedded, Performance

We need to talk about calories! Not the calories from your Christmas cookies — those don’t count. But, calories in your Qt application. We’re going to take a look at a technique that is easy to enable and helps you save precious bytes around your application’s waistline. The Old vs The New Traditionally, you would […]

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Richard Moe Gustavsen

Tableview performance

Published Thursday December 20th, 2018 | 7 Comments on Tableview performance
Posted in Dev Loop, Itemviews, Qt Quick 2, Qt Quick Controls

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the new TableView for Qt-5.12. What I didn’t mention was how the new TableView performs compared to the old TableView in QtQuick Controls 1. However, the old version had some serious performance issues, which is what led us to implement a new one from scratch. The reason for the bad performance comes […]

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Andy Shaw

Welcome to the 2018 Qt Champions!

Published Tuesday December 18th, 2018 | 1 Comment on Welcome to the 2018 Qt Champions!
Posted in Community, Dev Loop | Tags: ,

Another year has passed, winter has come so it’s time to celebrate the Qt Champions! So without further ado: @christian-ehrlicher was granted the *Rookie of The Year* title. Christian did an impressive number of submissions through this year while beginning only at the end of 2017. He wrote quite a lot of fixes for the […]

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Johan Helsing

What’s new with the Wayland platform plugin in Qt 5.12?

Published Friday December 14th, 2018 | 3 Comments on What’s new with the Wayland platform plugin in Qt 5.12?
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt, Wayland | Tags: , ,

Wayland is a display server protocol used on modern Linux systems, the Qt Wayland platform plugin lets Qt applications run on Wayland display servers (compositors). Continuing the trend from the Qt 5.11 release, the Qt 5.12 release contains a substantial amount of improvements. Window decorations We’ve received quite a few complaints about the looks of our window decorations […]

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How to create QBSPs from Yocto builds

Published Friday December 14th, 2018 | Comments Off on How to create QBSPs from Yocto builds
Posted in Dev Loop, Embedded, Yocto | Tags: , , , , ,

In Qt for Device Creation 5.12.0, we have enabled additional content installation via QBSPs (Qt Board Support Packages). A QBSP combines toolchain, target device images and set of Qt Creator configurations for particular device into a single file that can be easily shared and installed using the Qt online installer or the Maintenance tool. Technically […]

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Tuukka Turunen

Qt 5.11.3 Released with Important Security Updates

Published Tuesday December 4th, 2018 | 6 Comments on Qt 5.11.3 Released with Important Security Updates
Posted in Dev Loop, Releases, Security

Qt 5.11.3 is released today. As a patch release it does not add any new functionality, but provides important bug fixes, security updates and other improvements. Compared to Qt 5.11.2, the Qt 5.11.3 release provides fixes for over 100 bugs and it contains around 300 changes in total. For details of the most important changes, please check the Change […]

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Kari Oikarinen

How to use Qt Lite with Yocto

Published Friday November 30th, 2018 | Comments Off on How to use Qt Lite with Yocto
Posted in Dev Loop, Embedded, Yocto

During the development cycle of 5.12 we’ve been working on making it easier to use Qt Lite in Yocto builds, especially those using our meta-boot2qt layer. Qt Configuration Tool now has the ability to export the set of selected Qt Lite features into files that can be used by the Yocto build to build a […]

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Miguel Costa

Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.3.0 Released

Published Wednesday November 28th, 2018 | 20 Comments on Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.3.0 Released
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt, Releases, Visual Studio, Windows

A new development release of the Qt VS Tools, version 2.3.0, is now available to download in the the Qt download page. Important changes include: Debug QML programs in the Visual Studio IDE Ahead-of-time compilation of QML files using the Qt Quick Compiler For details of what is included in this version, please refer to […]

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