Thursday December 02, 2021 by David Schulz
We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 6!
Here is a selection of changes and improvements that we did in Qt Creator 6. Please have a look at our change log
for more details.General
Our prebuilt binaries of Qt Creator 6 are now based on Qt 6.2 !
We provide universal Intel+ARM binaries for macOS.
We moved the launching of externalprocesses, like the build tools and clang-tidy and other tools, to aseparate server process. This avoids issues on Linux, where forking aprocess from a large application is more expensive than from a smallserver process.
Our text editor now supports general multi cursor editing (add cursors with Alt+Click).
The C++ code model was upgraded to LLVM 13.
Editing C++ with clangd is now fully supported, but still disabled by default. Enable it in the options, C++ > Clangd. For details check our separate blog post about clangd support in Qt Creator.
The integrated Qt Quick Designer isnow disabled by default. Qt Creator will open .ui.qml files in Qt DesignStudio. This is a step towards a more integrated workflow between QtDesign Studio and Qt Creator (video). Qt Quick Designer is still there, you can manually enable it again by checking the QmlDesigner plugin in Help > About Plugins.
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We added Show in File System View to the Projects tree's context menu.
We added a global search for Files in All Project Directories to advanced find, similar to the Locator filter.
For CMake projects we removed the special Headers nodes and in turnimproved the way our CMake support handles header files that arementioned in target sources. The preferred way is to add headers totarget sources, which helps Qt Creator and other tools like Clazy to dothe right thing. The File System view and Files in All Project Directories Locator filter and advanced search can be used in other cases. For details check out the Qt Creator 6 - CMake update blog post.
The support for building and running in Docker containers makesprogress. More and more places in Qt Creator internally accept remotefile paths. The experimental support is now also available to Windowsusers.
The opensource version is available on the Qt download page under "Qt Creator"
, and you find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal
. Qt Creator 6 is also available as an update in the online installer. Please post issues in our bug tracker
. You can also find us on IRC on #qt-creator on irc.libera.chat
, and on the Qt Creator mailing list
You can read the Qt Creator Manual in Qt Creator in the Help mode
or access it online in the Qt documentation portal.