After many months of designing, coding, reviewing, testing and documenting, Qt 4.7.0 is finally ready for the big time!
Although it’s a little more than nine months since Qt’s last feature release (4.6.0 on December 1st, 2009), the seeds of some of the new stuff in 4.7 were sown much earlier. Indeed, many of the ideas behind the biggest new feature in Qt 4.7.0, QtQuick, were born more than two years ago, not long after Qt 4.4 was released. We hope you’ll benefit from the effort and care that went into bringing the implementation of those ideas to maturity.
You can download source and binary packages for Qt 4.7.0 (and binaries for the corresponding Qt SDK 2010.05) from the Qt Download Page. Alternatively, you can grab the source directly from the public repository, where the “v4.7.0″ tag matches the released packages. You can also check out the Qt 4.7 documentation.
A lot of the changes made between 4.7.0-rc1 and 4.7.0 were the result of feedback we received from the community, and this feedback is already shaping future releases, such as 4.7.1. If you would like to provide some feedback, you can do so using the Qt Bug Tracker. If you want to contribute code, documentation or autotests to Qt, all the information you need to get started can be found at qt.gitorious.org.
Finally, it’s a long-held tradition that for each feature release of Qt, we show you the people who have worked so hard to make it all happen. Therefore, I’d like to present the Qt teams from Berlin, Brisbane, Munich and Oslo. You’ll be able to meet quite a few of these folks at this year’s Qt Developer Days in Munich (Oct 11–13) and San Francisco (Nov 1–3) — a great opportunity to further your Qt skills and influence our roadmaps for Qt 4.8 and beyond.
In the meantime, we look forward to seeing the kick-ass applications we know our users will build with Qt 4.7.