With Qt Creator 4.3 Beta announced, we are now ever closer to seeing a final release in a month or so. This new version comes with updates that include new features, bug fixes and improvements.
Qt Creator is the defacto Integrated development environment (IDE) for the Qt platform. Qt is a popular C++ library and toolkit for building cross platform Application software or app is a program or group of programs designed to run on computing devices which perform a group of functions, tasks, or activities for the end-user. These programs usually consist of system software and application software. System software interacts with computers at a basic level performing low-level. Application software resides above system software directly interacting with the... More with an architecture that allows developers to write once and build the same code over the different platforms.
Highlights of Qt Creator 4.3 Beta
This new version now supports server-mode in that comes with CMake 3.7 and higher. This allows better integration between the IDE and CMake providing more Debugging specifically in computer programming and engineering is a comprehensive process of fixing software bugs in computer programs, operating system, and embedded hardware systems. It is a multistep process that involves identifying a problem, isolating the source of the problem, and then correcting the problem. If the problem cannot be solved then determining a way to work around it may... More and project information within the IDE. There is also improved support for importing CMake projects into Qt Creator 4.3 Beta.
Preliminary support for clang-query through enabling the ClangRefactoring plugin. Qt Creator for iOS development now allows developers to better handle signing while overriding the QMake default.
It is also good to note that the latest version of Qt Creator breaks the Android SDK due to changes in some dependencies. This is effective versions 25.3.1 and above.
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Qt Quick Designer now integrates a QML code editor which also allows for text based editing support. Also support for performance information through the Editor from QML Profiler is now in this new version.
You can find more information about this new release from the official release logs here.
To download your latest copy of Qt Creator 4.3 Beta you can visit the Qt download page here. This is for the open source version. For those with commercial licence accounts you can visit the the Qt Account Portal here.