By Eike Ziller
We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 3.4 beta1! This release focuses more on bug fixing, polishing and under the hood changes, but nevertheless comes also with a range of new features.
We added auto-completion for the signal and slot parts in Qt 5 style connects, so you usually no longer need to look for the type manually. Just type the “&” and let auto-completion figure it out.
Locator has a new filter, All Included C/C++ Files. It finds all files that are used in your projects by including them, even if they are not explicitly mentioned in your project. The filter is part of the default that is used when you just type in the Locator input field, and shares the shortcut string with Files in Any Project.
Android integration now also supports 64 bit tool chains, and bare metal development can now also be done with generic projects. There have been many more enhancements, please see our change log for a more complete list.
Users of the Professional or Enterprise edition will be happy to hear that we added experimental integration for Qt Test based auto tests and Qt Quick tests. You get another navigation pane Tests, which lists the tests defined in your project, provides ways to run individual or sets of tests, and nicely shows test results in a new Test Results output pane. To try it, open Help > About Plugins (Qt Creator > About Plugins, on OS X), turn on Utilities > AutoTest, and restart Qt Creator.
We also moved the Clang static analyzer integration out of experimental state, and added support for using it in combination with MSVC (you need at least Clang 3.6 for this), and MinGW. You can also suppress individual diagnostics for a file in your project now.
You find the opensource version on the Qt Project download page, and Enterprise packages on the Qt Account Portal. Please post issues in our bug tracker. You also can find us on IRC on #qt-creator on irc.freenode.net, and on the Qt Creator mailing list.