Qt Creator Releases

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Upcoming Releases

Tentative dates:

Qt Creator 13.0.2: ~Jun 6 2024

Qt Creator 14

  • Feature freeze wk22 (~May 30 2024)
  • Beta release wk24 (~Jun 13 2024)
  • String freeze wk26 (~Jun 27 26 2024)
  • RC release wk28 (~Jul 11 2024)
  • Final release wk30 (~Jul 25 2024)

Qt Creator 15

  • Feature freeze wk40 (~Oct 3 2024)
  • Beta release wk42 (~Oct 17 2024)
  • String freeze wk44 (~Oct 31 2024)
  • RC release wk46 (~Nov 14 2024)
  • Final release wk48 (~Nov 28 2024)

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.)