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  • Qt on Microcontrollers (MCU)

    Qt on Microcontrollers (MCU)

    People often ask us about if it’s possible to use Qt for software development on microcontrollers (MCU), and if Qt can run without an operating system (“bare metal”). Today we will answer these...

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  • Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.3.1 Released

    Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.3.1 Released

    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...

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  • Qt Creator 4.8.1 released

    Qt Creator 4.8.1 released

    We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.8.1! This release contains fixes for: wrong background color being used for some text highlighting items Qt Creator sometimes crashing when...

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  • Qt Customer Survey 2018

    Qt Customer Survey 2018

    The perpetual wheel of time turns, and 2018 is part of the past. For those of us not fortunate enough to have access to a DeLorean – fully equipped with Flux capacitor and a 1,21 GW power source –...

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  • Qt 5.12 LTS – The road to faster QML application startup

    Qt 5.12 LTS – The road to faster QML application startup

    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...

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  • Announcing the Qt Automotive Suite 5.12

    Announcing the Qt Automotive Suite 5.12

    We are very happy to announce the latest edition of our Qt Automotive Suite 5.12, a unified HMI toolchain and framework for building your next generation digital cockpits. It is based on Qt 5.12...

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  • Reducing Application Size using Link Time Optimization

    Reducing Application Size using Link Time Optimization

    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...

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  • Tableview performance

    Tableview performance

    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...

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  • Qt 3D Studio Performance Improvements

    Qt 3D Studio Performance Improvements

    Good performance of 3D applications is essential for achieving the desired user experience. While the 3D assets are the most important items affecting the performance, the 3D engine itself needs...

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  • Qt for Python 5.12 Released

    Qt for Python 5.12 Released

    As mentioned in the Qt 5.12 release blog we finally reached the point that we can announce the first release of Qt for Python for Qt 5.12. As it has become custom for the project and expected by...

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  • Welcome to the 2018 Qt Champions!

    Welcome to the 2018 Qt Champions!

    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...

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  • Looking towards CES 2019: Predictions and where to find Qt

    Looking towards CES 2019: Predictions and where to find Qt

    Hello CES 2019! One of the main events for automotive industry is less than a month away. Based on the early indicators, this year there will be more emphasis on creating a connected and...

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  • Qt Installer Framework 3.0.6 Released

    Qt Installer Framework 3.0.6 Released

    We are happy to announce the release of Qt IFW 3.0.6. With Qt IFW you can create your own installers for the supported desktop Qt platforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS. 3.0.6 is a bug fix...

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

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

    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...

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  • How to create QBSPs from Yocto builds

    How to create QBSPs from Yocto builds

    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...

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  • Board Support Package and Commercial Build Enablers for Qt Partners

    Board Support Package and Commercial Build Enablers for Qt Partners

    Qt partners can deliver support for Qt on their hardware boards a lot easier. We have improved and created features for Qt Board Support Package (QBSP) and ability to create Qt commercial builds...

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  • From Trunk to Throttle – It’s Software that drives your car

    From Trunk to Throttle – It’s Software that drives your car

    Consumers are demanding great digital experiences in every context of their daily life – from mobile phones through home entertainment and appliances to cars. The automotive industry is quickly...

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  • Qt 3D Studio 2.2 Released

    Qt 3D Studio 2.2 Released

    We are happy to announce that Qt 3D Studio 2.2 has been released. Qt 3D Studio is a design tool for creating 3D user interfaces and adding 3D content into Qt based applications.  With Qt 3D Studio...

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  • Additional Device Creations targets available under Qt Account

    Additional Device Creations targets available under Qt Account

    We have enabled an improved ability to add new device creation targets to existing Qt releases outside of Qt release schedules. In practice this means, that Qt for Device Creation license holders...

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  • Qt 5.12 LTS Released

    Qt 5.12 LTS Released

    Just in time for the end of the year, we have released Qt 5.12 LTS today. This is a long-term-supported (LTS) release that we will support for 3 years to come. We have had a strong focus on...

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