New Features in Qt 5.13

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Note that this list should be considered as work in progress until the first Beta release.

New Features (within existing modules)

  • Qt Core
    • Clang: New configure switch -coverage which is useful for fuzzing
  • Qt GUI
    • Add QImage::convertTo new API (convert a image in place)
    • QPainterPath: support clear, reserve and capacity methods with same semantics than QVector::clear() (allocations are preserved)
  • Qt Network
  • Qt QML
    • Improved support for enums declared in C++.
    • JavaScript "null" as binding value is now optimized at compile time (QTBUG-72098).
    • QML now generates function tables on 64bit windows, making it possible to unwind the stack through JITed functions (QTBUG-50061).
  • Qt Quick
    • Added support to TableView for hiding rows and columns
  • Qt Quick Controls 2
    • Added SplitView.
    • Added cache property to icon.
  • Qt Bluetooth
    • Removed need for pairing LE devices on Windows to discover and connect
  • Qt 3D
    • Added support for importing and exporting OpenGL texture handles
    • Added framegraph nodes for fence objects
    • Added priority based picking
    • Initial glTF 2.0 scene import support added
  • Qt Wayland Compositor
    • New client buffer integration for linux-dmabuf-unstable-v1 support. Qt clients already had support through the wayland-egl integration.
    • Support for the wp_viewporter protocol.
  • Qt WebEngine
    • Based on Chromium 73
    • Application-local client certificate store
    • Client certificate support from QML
    • PDF viewing via internal Chromium extension
    • Web Notifications API
    • Thread-safe and page specific url request interceptors.
  • Qt WebSockets
  • Qt Location
    • Added support for GeoPolygons with holes, reflected in MapPolygons and MapPolygonObjects
    • Introduced interoperability with GeoJson with import/export functionality
  • Qt Test
  • Qt Multimedia
    • Gapless playback in QML VideoOutput using flushMode property
    • Added support of GStreamer for Windows (MSVC) and macOS
    • Added HTTP headers and audio roles for Android
    • Added QT_MULTIMEDIA_PREFERRED_PLUGINS to specify preferred plugins
    • Allowed to build WMF together with DirectShow or disabled by config option -no-wmf or -no-directshow
    • Introduced QT_PA_CHANNEL_MAP for QAudioOutput and PulseAudio
    • Video/Audio probes in DirectShow
    • QMediaResource class is now deprecated

Platform Changes

  • Android
    • Android 5.0 (API level 21) is now the minimum supported version.
    • Added support for content: URLs to QFile.
    • Added native file dialog support.
  • Wayland
    • New shell integration for fullscreen-shell-unstable-v1.

Technology Preview Modules

  • Qt Lottie (TP)

New Platforms

  • Qt for WebAssembly

Qt for Automation

  • Qt KNX
    • Secure client API added
  • Qt OPC UA
    • C++ API out of TP
    • Added QML API (TP)
    • Added secure client C++ API (TP)
    • UaCpp and Open62542 backend are feature equal
  • Qt CoAP (TP)
    • DTLS support merged

Deprecated Modules

The following modules are part of Qt 5.13 release, but deprecated and considered for removal in subsequent releases of Qt:

  • Qt Script
  • Qt Quick Controls 1
  • Qt XmlPatterns

Removed Modules

The following modules have been deprecated earlier and no longer part of the Qt 5.13 release:

  • Qt Canvas 3D


Release Information [edit]
Qt Version Overview Tools and Versions New Features Changes Known Issues
Qt 5.0 Qt 5.0.0Qt 5.0.1 Release New Features in Qt 5.0 Qt 5.0 Changes Qt 5.0.0 Beta 1Qt 5.0.0 Beta 2Qt 5.0.0 RC 1Qt 5.0.0 RC 2
Qt 5.0.0Qt 5.0.1Qt 5.0.2 Known Issues
Qt 5.1 Qt 5.1 Release New Features in Qt 5.1 Qt 5.1.0 Change Files Qt 5.1.0 Beta 1Qt 5.1.0 RC 1
Qt 5.1.0Qt 5.1.1 Known Issues
Qt 5.2 Qt 5.2 Release New Features in Qt 5.2 Qt 5.2.0Qt 5.2.1 Change Files Qt 5.2.0 Beta 1Qt 5.2.0 RC 1
Qt 5.2.0Qt 5.2.1 Known Issues
Qt 5.3 Qt 5.3 Release Qt 5.3 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.3 Qt 5.3.0Qt 5.3.1Qt 5.3.2 Change Files Qt 5.3.0 Beta 1Qt 5.3.0 RC 1
Qt 5.3.0Qt 5.3.1Qt 5.3.2 Known Issues
Qt 5.4 Qt 5.4 Release Qt 5.4 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.4 Qt 5.4.0Qt 5.4.1Qt 5.4.2 Change Files Qt 5.4.0Qt 5.4.1Qt 5.4.2 Known Issues
Qt 5.5 Qt 5.5 Release Qt 5.5 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.5 Qt 5.5.0Qt 5.5.1 Change Files Qt 5.5.0Qt 5.5.1 Known Issues
Qt 5.6 Qt 5.6 Release Qt 5.6 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.6 Qt 5.6.0Qt 5.6.1Qt 5.6.2Qt 5.6.3 Change Files Qt 5.6.0Qt 5.6.1Qt 5.6.2Qt 5.6.3 Known Issues
Qt 5.7 Qt 5.7 Release Qt 5.7 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.7 Qt 5.7.0Qt 5.7.1 Change Files Qt 5.7.0Qt 5.7.1 Known Issues
Qt 5.8 Qt 5.8 Release Qt 5.8 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.8 Qt 5.8.0 Change Files Qt 5.8.0 Known Issues
Qt 5.9 Qt 5.9 Release Qt 5.9 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.9 Qt 5.9.0Qt 5.9.1Qt 5.9.2Qt 5.9.3Qt 5.9.4Qt 5.9.5Qt 5.9.6 Change FilesQt 5.9.7 Change FilesQt 5.9.8 Change FilesQt 5.9.9 Change Files Qt 5.9.0Qt 5.9.1Qt 5.9.2Qt 5.9.3Qt 5.9.4Qt 5.9.5Qt 5.9.6 Known IssuesQt 5.9.7 Known IssuesQt 5.9.8 Known IssuesQt 5.9.9 Known Issues
Qt 5.10 Qt 5.10 Release Qt 5.10 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.10 Qt 5.10.0Qt 5.10.1 Change Files Qt 5.10.0Qt 5.10.1 Known Issues
Qt 5.11 Qt 5.11 Release Qt 5.11 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.11 Qt 5.11.0Qt 5.11.1Qt 5.11.2 Change FilesQt 5.11.3 Change Files Qt 5.11.0Qt 5.11.1Qt 5.11.2 Known IssuesQt 5.11.3 Known Issues
Qt 5.12 Qt 5.12 Release Qt 5.12 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.12 Qt 5.12.0 Change FilesQt 5.12.1 Change FilesQt 5.12.2 Change FilesQt 5.12.3 Change FilesQt 5.12.4 Change FilesQt 5.12.5 Change FilesQt 5.12.6 Change Files Qt 5.12.0 Known IssuesQt 5.12.1 Known IssuesQt 5.12.2 Known IssuesQt 5.12.3 Known IssuesQt 5.12.4 Known IssuesQt 5.12.5 Known IssuesQt 5.12.6 Known Issues
Qt 5.13 Qt 5.13 Release Qt 5.13 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.13 Qt 5.13.0 Change FilesQt 5.13.1 Change FilesQt 5.13.2 Change Files Qt 5.13.0 Known IssuesQt 5.13.1 Known IssuesQt 5.13.2 Known Issues
Qt 5.14 Qt 5.14 Release Qt 5.14 Tools and Versions New Features in Qt 5.14 Qt 5.14.0 Change Files Qt 5.14.0 Known Issues