[Interest] Is Qt 4.8.1 or 4.8.2 the latest?

jason.mcdonald at nokia.com jason.mcdonald at nokia.com
Sat Jun 9 12:54:45 CEST 2012

On Saturday, June 09, 2012 11:00 AM "ext David Ching [dc at dcsoft.com]" wrote:
> Hello, I am confused that at http://qt.nokia.com/downloads it shows Qt SDK
> 1.2.1 which includes Qt 4.8.1.
> But at http://qt-project.org/downloads it shows Qt SDK 1.2.1 including Qt
> 4.8.2.

Hi David,

Note that there are two different types of Qt packages available in the download areas: the stand-alone Qt source and binary packages (sometimes called "Qt Libraries") that are released for every official Qt version, and the much bigger Qt SDK (including Qt Creator, and support for various Nokia embedded platforms) that is released less frequently.

I just installed QtSDK 1.2.1 on Windows, and it appears to have installed both Qt 4.8.1 (msvc build) and Qt 4.7.4 (MinGW build).  This makes sense, as the SDK release date is April 11th and Qt 4.8.1 was the current stand-alone Qt release at that point.

The stand-alone Qt 4.8.2 packages were released on May 22 (though the files in the package are dated Aprtil 27).  There is not yet a Qt SDK that includes Qt 4.8.2 (the wiki is wrong and I'll attempt to get that corrected).

I'm not sure when/if the Qt SDK will be updated to Qt 4.8.2. I'll leave it to the QtSDK folks to answer that one.

> Also, why are there two official download areas, which one do I use?  Since
> I use the Visual Studio plug-in which is offered at qt-project.org, I favor
> that one.  But is the Qt community fragmenting?  All this is very confusing.

The qt-project.org page is now the right download page.  The various Nokia Qt sites should redirect to qt-project.org.  I'll try to ping the right people to speed up that changeover.


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