Qt Creator Releases
Qt Creator 9.0.2 : wk6? wk8?
Qt Creator 10
- Feature freeze wk5 (~Feb 2 2023)
- Beta release wk7 (~Feb 16 2023)
- String freeze wk9 (~Mar 2 2023)
- RC release wk11 (~Mar 16 2023)
- Final release wk13 (~Mar 30 2023)
Qt Creator 11
- Feature freeze wk21 (~May 25 2023)
- Beta release wk23 (~Jun 8 2023)
- String freeze wk25 (~Jun 22 2023)
- RC release wk27 (~Jul 6 2023)
- Final release wk29 (~Jul 20 2023)
Qt Creator 12
- Feature freeze wk39 (~Sep 28 2023)
- Beta release wk41 (~Oct 12 2023)
- String freeze wk43 (~Oct 26 2023)
- RC release wk45 (~Nov 9 2023)
- Final release wk47 (~Nov 23 2023)
The mentioned dates are typically Thursdays of the weeks, packages are meant to be ready by Tuesday. Actual release then typically happens on Wednesday or Thursday.
A collection of older release plans is found at Old Qt Creator Releases.
Qt Creator Release Cycle
We aim for 3 Qt Creator major releases each year. Each release goes through the following stages before the final release date:
- T-8 Weeks: Feature freeze
- T-6 Weeks: Beta release + soft string freeze
- T-4 Weeks: String freeze
- T-2 Weeks: Release candidate
- T-0 Weeks: Final release
These times are approximate and can vary a bit, depending on the state of Qt Creator during the process.
Patch releases can happen after the final major release, mostly with the scope of fixing embarrassing bugs and high priority issues (see also the Qt Creator Submit Policies [qt.io]). We do not maintain multiple Qt Creator major releases in parallel, usually there is no patch release after the beta of the next release has been released. Qt Creator’s schedule is not aligned with Qt’s schedule, but we typically provide a patch release exactly matching Qt releases which is then released at the same time.
The time after a final (.0) release starts with a period of about two months (52 weeks / 3 releases - 8 weeks from feature freeze to final = 9 1/3 weeks) which focuses on feature development for the upcoming release. (During that time there might be patch releases as described above.)