Commit 1da65616 authored by Eike Ziller's avatar Eike Ziller

Add change log for 4.3

Change-Id: Ibf790b4a93fc83bb432f5b37d72aa7048acc1681
Reviewed-by: Orgad Shaneh's avatarOrgad Shaneh <>
Reviewed-by: Riitta-Leena Miettinen's avatarLeena Miettinen <>
parent ddad6866
Qt Creator version 4.3 contains bug fixes and new features.
The most important changes are listed in this document. For a complete
list of changes, see the Git log for the Qt Creator sources that
you can check out from the public Git repository. For example:
git clone git://
git log --cherry-pick --pretty=oneline origin/4.2..v4.3.0
* Added option to search `Files in File System` with Silver Searcher (`ag`)
(experimental `SilverSearcher` plugin)
* Added exclusion patterns to `Advanced Find` and custom locator filters
* Added navigation pane on right side of edit mode
* Added optional shortcut for duplicating current selection
All Projects
* Added support for `.qrc` files in project tree for all projects
* Added Qt Creator variable `CurrentRun:Runnable:FilePath`
* Added choice of build system to most project wizards (QTCREATORBUG-17308)
QMake Projects
* Fixed wrong warning when specifying absolute path to mkspec
CMake Projects
* Added support for `server-mode` with CMake 3.7 or later
* Added products and targets to project tree
* Added option to build individual products and targets
* Removed the need for `CodeBlocks` extra generator
* Added header files to project tree, even if not listed explicitly in
project files
* Added import of configuration of existing builds
Generic Projects
* Added expansion of Qt Creator variables in project files
C++ Support
* Added support for `clang-query` in `Advanced Find` to experimental
`ClangRefactoring` plugin
* Added switching project and language context for parsing files to editor
* Added support for `--gcctoolchain` option
* Improved performance of first completion in file on Windows
* Fixed handling of Objective-C/C++
* Fixed cursor position after correcting `.` to `->` (QTCREATORBUG-17697)
* Fixed that quotes were added when splitting raw string literals
QML Support
* Added option to automatically format QML files on save
* Added menu item for adding expression evaluators from QML code editor
Nim Support
* Added automatic reparsing when files are added to or removed from project
* Added Nim compiler setting to kits
* Fixed that loading projects blocked Qt Creator
* Fixed crash when opening empty projects
* Added pretty printing of `unordered_multi(set|map)`
* Fixed that expression evaluators were not evaluated when added
* Fixed accessing items by `id` in `Debugger Console` (QTCREATORBUG-17177)
* Changed to Python based pretty printing backend, resulting in faster
startup and more, faster, and unified pretty printers
QML Profiler
* Added performance information to QML code editor (QTCREATORBUG-17757)
* Improved performance of rendering timeline and loading trace files
* Improved error and progress reporting for loading and saving trace files
* Fixed pixmap cache size information when loading profile
Qt Quick Designer
* Added support for HiDPI
* Added text editor view
* Added tool bar for common actions
* Added changing type of item by changing type name in property editor
* Added support for `qsTranslate` (QTCREATORBUG-17714)
* Added actions for adding items, selecting visible item, and adding tab bar
to stacked containers
* Fixed that error messages could be shown twice
* Fixed handling of escaped unicode characters (QTCREATORBUG-12616)
Version Control Systems
* Git
* Added option to only show the first parent of merge commits in log
* Added action to skip a commit during rebase (QTCREATORBUG-17350)
* Added option to sign-off commits
* Fixed handling of already merged files in merge tool
* Gerrit
* Added detection of Gerrit remotes (SSH only)
* Added support for accessing Gerrit via HTTP(S)
Test Integration
* Removed `experimental` state
* Improved display of test results (QTCREATORBUG-17104)
* Added option to limit searching for tests to folders matching pattern
* Fixed detection of inherited test methods (QTCREATORBUG-17522)
* Fixed missing update of test list when QML files are added or removed
SCXML Editor
* Fixed adding elements to `else` case (QTCREATORBUG-17674)
* Fixed that copying and pasting state created invalid name
* Uncrustify
* Added option to select config file to use
Platform Specific
* Fixed that it was not possible to save files with arbitrary extension
* Improved package signing (QTCREATORBUG-17545, QTCREATORBUG-17304)
* Added option to select developer team and provisioning profile used for
signing (QTCREATORBUG-16936)
* Fixed that starting simulator blocked Qt Creator
Remote Linux
* Added incremental deployment to `tar` package deployment
* Added support for 64bit platforms
Credits for these changes go to:
Alessandro Portale
Alexander Drozdov
Alexandru Croitor
Andre Hartmann
Andreas Pakulat
André Pönitz
Arnold Dumas
BogDan Vatra
Christian Gagneraud
Christian Kandeler
Christian Stenger
Cristian Adam
Daniel Kamil Kozar
Daniel Trevitz
David Schulz
Eike Ziller
Filippo Cucchetto
Florian Apolloner
Francois Ferrand
Frank Meerkötter
Friedemann Kleint
Hugo Holgersson
Jake Petroules
James McDonnell
Jaroslaw Kobus
Jesus Fernandez
Juhapekka Piiroinen
Jörg Bornemann
Kari Oikarinen
Kavindra Palaraja
Konstantin Podsvirov
Leena Miettinen
Lorenz Haas
Lukas Holecek
Marco Benelli
Marco Bubke
Mathias Hasselmann
Max Blagay
Michael Dönnebrink
Michal Steller
Montel Laurent
Nikita Baryshnikov
Nikolai Kosjar
Oleg Yadrov
Orgad Shaneh
Oswald Buddenhagen
Przemyslaw Gorszkowski
Robert Löhning
Serhii Moroz
Tasuku Suzuki
Thiago Macieira
Thomas Hartmann
Tim Jenssen
Tobias Hunger
Ulf Hermann
Vikas Pachdha
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