QT Creator 13 arrives with installers for ARM, improvements to iOS, the UI and more


Qt Creator is a cross-platform IDE programmed in C++, JavaScript and QML created for the development of Qt applications

The release of the new version of Qt Creator 13 and in this new version the new ones stand out online and offline installers for Linux on ARM, as well as support for the management and administration of applications based on Qt 6 and CMake, bug fixes and more.

For those who do not know about QT Creator, you should know that is designed to build cross-platform applications using the Qt library. Both classic C++ program development and the use of the QML language are supported, in which JavaScript is used to define scripts, and the structure and parameters of interface elements are set using CSS-like blocks.

Main new features of QT Creator 13

Initially in this new version of QT Creator 13 we can find that the user interface received improvements, Well, in the welcome interface “Welcome to Qt Creator” has been improved to include full support for light and dark themes, which which allows a more customizable development experience and adaptable to user preferences.

The user experience has also been improved by move panels during debugging and widget creation. It is now possible to temporarily collapse vertical panels and move them freely around your header, making it easier to organize your workspace.

Another of the improvements of QT Creator 13 are the both online and offline installers for Linux on ARM, which expands support for different platforms and has been added support for creating, building, deploying, running and debugging applications for devices using Qt Application Manager, especially for applications based on Qt 6 and CMake.

In addition to this, it has been added partial support for iOS 17 devices, including detection, deployment and execution of applications. However, debugging and profiling are not yet supported due to the limitations of Apple's new tool for iOS 17 and later.

Added support for LSP servers for YAML, JSON and Bash, lo that improves the ability to edit and parse these file types in the development environment, and navigation from QML components to the corresponding C++ code in the project has been improved, and improvements have been made to the configuration of the Clang format and the «Follow symbol under cursor» with Clangd

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • It is now possible to create Python kits for Python projects directly from the Python interpreter preferences.
  • The “locked” state has been removed and the option to temporarily collapse individual panels into a vertical stack has been added, offering more flexibility in interface layout.
  • Qt Creator 13 now handles missing targets more efficiently, allowing you to automatically create replacement kits or copy settings to different kits.
  • You can now configure language servers for YAML, JSON, and Bash through npm, improving code editing and analysis in these formats.
  •  The default build directory for projects has been changed, now within a "build" subdirectory of the project sources, which is common in CMake projects and is supported by Docker.

finally if you are interested in knowing more about it, you can check the details in the following link

How to install QT Creator on Linux?

If you are interested in being able to install QT Creator 13 on your distro, you should know that in most Linux distros will find the package within their repositories. If the package is not found on your distro or you prefer to use the installer offered directly by QT, you can obtain it From the page.

The installer is in a .run format and once the download is done, you just have to give it permissions. Execute with the following command:

sudo chmod +x qt-creator-opensource-linux-x86_64-13.0.0.run

Once this is done, now you just have to run the installer with:

sudo sh qt-creator-opensource-linux-x86_64-13.0.0.run

In the case of Ubuntu users, you may need some additional packages which you can install with:

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install libfontconfig1
sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev
sudo apt-get install libglu1-mesa-dev -y

Now In the case of those who are users of Arch Linux and other distros based You can install the package directly from the repositories, since the new version of QT creator is already available.

To install, just run the following command in the terminal:

sudo pacman -S qtcreator

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