Qt Creator Releases

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Upcoming Releases

Tentative dates:

Qt Creator 9

  • Feature freeze wk39 (~Sep 27 2022)
  • Beta release wk41 (~Oct 11 2022)
  • String freeze wk43 (~Oct 25 2022)
  • RC release wk45 (~Nov 8 2022)
  • Final release wk47 (~Nov 22 2022)

Qt Creator 10

  • Feature freeze wk5 (~Jan 31 2023)
  • Beta release wk7 (~Feb 14 2023)
  • String freeze wk9 (~Feb 28 2023)
  • RC release wk11 (~Mar 14 2023)
  • Final release wk13 (~Mar 28 2023)

Qt Creator 11

  • Feature freeze wk21 (~May 23 2023)
  • Beta release wk23 (~Jun 6 2023)
  • String freeze wk25 (~Jun 20 2023)
  • RC release wk27 (~Jul 4 2023)
  • Final release wk29 (~Jul 18 2023)

Qt Creator 12

  • Feature freeze wk39 (~Sep 26 2023)
  • Beta release wk41 (~Oct 10 2023)
  • String freeze wk43 (~Oct 24 2023)
  • RC release wk45 (~Nov 7 2023)
  • Final release wk47 (~Nov 21 2023)

The mentioned dates are typically Tuesdays of the weeks, packages are meant to be ready by then. Actual release 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.)