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Qt Creator version 2.7 contains bug fixes and new features.

There is a total of about 1350 changes by 64 individual contributors.

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://gitorious.org/qt-creator/qt-creator.git
git log --cherry-pick --pretty=oneline v2.6.2..origin/2.7

General
   * Fixed Qt version in About Qt Creator dialog
   * Replaced deprecated Qt 4 functions with cross-version alternatives
   * Improved kits setup (QTCREATORBUG-8576, QTCREATORBUG-8081)
   * Implemented hiding of Mode tab icons when they become too small
     (QTCREATORBUG-7879)
   * Introduced general suppression mechanism for repeating messages
   * Implemented filtering examples by Qt version in Welcome mode
     (QTCREATORBUG-8377)
   * Added highlighting of examples in Welcome mode (QTCREATORBUG-8459)

Editing
   * Fixed visual whitespace highlighting
   * Implemented closing files with middle click in Open Documents view
   * Improved painting performance after changing marks
   * Fixed handling of invisible marks (QTCREATORBUG-7884)
   * Added editing for bookmark notes (QTCREATORBUG-5572)
   * Fixed bookmarks ordering (QTCREATORBUG-7923)
   * Fixed re-opening of nested folds
   * Fixed finding of block parentheses (QTCREATORBUG-8031)
   * Fixed Replace All with regular expressions (QTCREATORBUG-8317)
   * Added support to preserve casing in case-insensitive searches
   * Added Save as to editors context menu
   * Added ability to open links in new split (QTCREATORBUG-8117)

Managing Projects
   * Improved opening projects from command line: "qtcreator ." opens a
     project found in the directory without explicitly naming it
   * Implemented copying build and run settings for a kit to another kit
     (Copy to Kit) and changing the kit while preserving the build and
     run settings (Change Kit) in Projects mode
   * Added displaying version control system information (branch name) in
     the Projects view in the sidebar
   * Added a configuration option in Build and Run options for the default
     build directory. It can be set to '.' to force in-source builds by default
   * Added an option to show hidden files in the File System view in the
     sidebar

Compilers
   * Introduced adding custom compilers in the Build and Run options
   * Simplified MSVC setup logic (QTCREATORBUG-8292)
   * Added displaying elapsed time after building in the Compile Output pane

QMake Projects
   * Made command line parser understand more options: -spec/-platform,
     -xspec/-xplatform, -t/-template, -tp/-template_prefix, -cache & -nocache
   * Improved performance in the .pro parser
   * Improved parsing of qdoc errors
   * Aligned VPATH handling to actual qmake behavior
     (QTCREATORBUG-8348)
   * Fixed MinGW-w64 cross-compilation

CMake Projects
   * Added Ninja support
   * Added code completion for CMake editor
   * Fixed .ui code completion for some CMake projects
   * Fixed build directory when adding build configurations
     (QTCREATORBUG-8425)

Qbs Projects
   * Implemented initial support for Qt Build Suite (Qbs) projects
   * Made Qt Creator itself compilable with Qbs

Generic Projects
   * Implemented using MIME types to recognize source files (QTCREATORBUG-5451)

Debugging
   * Completed support for basic Qt 5 data types
   * Created new suite of auto tests
   * Fixed or improved display for several dozen data types in several
     combinations of libraries (Qt, Standard Library, Boost, Eigen,
     gcc built-in vector types) and debuggers (GDB, CDB)
   * Added dumpers for QStringRef, C99 complex/_Complex
   * Implemented gnuplot based display for QVector
   * Implemented display in separate window for string-like data
     types (QByteArray, std::string, char[], char* etc)
   * Adjusted to GDB 7.5 changes
   * Removed dependency on QmlJSTools
   * Implemented adding breakpoints by double-clicking in Breakpoints view
   * Implemented dragging and dropping breakpoint markers
   * Added logging of exceptions in the Compile Output pane (QTCREATORBUG-8141)
   * Added option to use Intel-style disassembly to debugger GDB options
   * Improved color highlighting of locals in Memory view
   * Made string cutoff value configurable
   * Put separate string displays in tab widget (QTCREATORBUG-8344)
   * Implemented basic value editing for CDB (QTCREATORBUG-8344)
   * Added CDB setting to ignore first-chance exceptions (QTCREATORBUG-8141)
   * Implemented support for displaying images in CDB
   * Added framework to wrap plain GDB pretty printers for use in Qt Creator
   * Implemented display format changes for multi-selection
     (QTCREATORBUG-7577)
   * Added hook for user specified commands after attaching to target

Analyzer

C++ Support
   * Added Create Getter and Setter Member Functions refactoring action
   * Added Reformat Pointers or References refactoring action
     (QTCREATORBUG-6169)
   * Introduced formatting options for pointers and references
     (QTCREATORBUG-6169)
   * Fixed semantic highlighting when multiple editors are visible
   * Fixed Rename Symbol Under Cursor for C++ macros
   * Added support for -stdlib=.. variants
   * Fixed constructor parsing in cases with unnamed parameters
   * Code completion
     * Added code completion for instantiation of templates with default
       argument
     * Improved code completion for Qt containers (QTCREATORBUG-8228)
     * Fixed code completion for classes in class templates
     * Fixed code completion for operator-> (QTCREATORBUG-629)
     * Fixed code completion when casting inside parentheses (QTCREATORBUG-8368)
   * C++11 support
     * Added C++11 alignof and alignas tokens
     * Added support for C++11 brace initializers (QTCREATORBUG-7919 et al)
     * Added support for C++11 ref-qualifiers in function declarators: void
       foo() const &; void bar() && and related pointer-to-member declarators
     * Added support for C++11 enum classes and opaque enum declarations
     * Fixed use of >> in C++11 template arguments
     * Switched to C++11 parsing in cases of doubt (CMake/Autotools/Generic)
     * Fixed parsing of C++11 noexcept(constant-expression)
     * Added parsing of alias declarations:
       using Foo = std::vector<int>::iterator
     * Improved handling of lambda captures (QTCREATORBUG-7968,
       QTCREATORBUG-7949)

QML/JS Support
   * Improved JS Console
   * Fixed indentation in if condition and lambda expressions
     (QTCREATORBUG-7243)
   * Made sure default kit for new Qt Quick 2 UI project is Qt 5 based
     (QTCREATORBUG-8424)
   * Added detection of import type from main file to invoke QML Viewer when
     previewing QML documents that import Qt Quick 1 (QTCREATORBUG-8358)
   * Corrected handling of Qt Quick 2 only features
     (QTCREATORBUG-8750, QTCREATORBUG-8624, QTCREATORBUG-8584,
      QTCREATORBUG-8583, QTCREATORBUG-8429)
   * Added import completion in editor
   * Improved speed of QML/JS Editor for large files (QTCREATORBUG-8673)
   * Made contextual help more robust (QTCREATORBUG-3169)
   * Improved initial kit selection (QTCREATORBUG-8424)
   * Added detection of import type from main file (QTCREATORBUG-8358)
   * Hid properties starting with "__" in auto-completion
   * Changed paser to enforce strict mode for javascript within a QML file

GLSL Support

Help
   * Used zoom factor instead of text size multiplier to make also images
     smaller when zooming in (QTCREATORBUG-7199)
   * Corrected setup of HelpNetworkReply for offline resources to display
     standard help icons correctly when viewing documents in Help mode
     (QTCREATORBUG-8211)

Qt Designer

Qt Quick Designer
   * Provided initial support for Qt Quick 2
   * Fixed imports
   * Fixed crash (QTCREATORBUG-8399)
   * Built qml2puppet by default for Qt 5
   * Added manual test files for Qt Quick 2
   * Added QQuickItem to New Class wizard

Version Control Systems
   * Git
     * Dropped support for Git versions earlier than 1.7.2
     * Introduced Merge Tool support
     * Added timeout to the Gerrit query process
     * Added support for merge status
     * Fixed log encoding
     * Reorganized Git menu (QTCREATORBUG-8363)
     * Added Gitk launch for current file (QTCREATORBUG-8327)
     * Added branch name validation (QTCREATORBUG-8370)
     * Added Merge and Rebase for branches in local repository
       (QTCREATORBUG-8367)
     * Added automatic stashing when switching branches (QTCREATORBUG-8417)
     * Added Soft Reset to Reset dialog
     * Added Cherry-Pick Commit and Revert Single Commit in local repository
     * Implemented refreshing file list in Git Commit pane every time
       it is displayed (QTCREATORBUG-5645)
   * Promoted the ClearCase plugin from an experimental plugin to a
     standard plugin

FakeVim
   * Created new suite of auto tests
   * Improved word movement, jump list, undo/redo
   * Improved searching (QTCREATORBUG-7251 et al), including
     correct cursor positioning, support for g*, g# commands
   * Implemented handling of special key names (<left>, <leader>, ...)
   * Improved appearance of command line widget
   * Improved display of block text cursor on extra selections
   * Fixed map handling in ex mode
   * Implemented indentation commands with movement
   * Implemented repeat commands in visual mode
   * Implemented basic code folding
   * Implemented global file marks
   * Improved code completion in insert and replace modes
   * ... and _a lot_ more. Special thanks to Lukas here.

BinEditor
   * Fixed selection edge cases (QTCREATORBUG-5209)
   * Fixed Ctrl+Home/End navigation
   * Added selection using Shift+LeftClick

Platform Specific

Mac
   * Replaced xterm with Terminal.app as default terminal (QTCREATORBUG-6371)

Linux
   * Added crash handler providing a backtrace for debug builds
   * Added support for terminal emulators that share a unique process
     (QTCREATORBUG-1633)

Windows
   * Improved UI to handle x64 and amd64 etc toolchains

Remote Linux Support
   * Removed dependency on Qt4ProjectManager
   * Implemented SSH tunneling as specified in RFC 4254

Madde
   * Disabled plugin by default

QNX
   * Used QtQuick2ApplicationViewer for BlackBerry Qt Quick 2 application
     templates
   * Used QML_INSTALL_QML variable for BlackBerry Qt 5 application templates
   * Added bar-descriptor.xml to new project
   * Added templates for Cascades Applications
   * Added BlackBerry options
   * Fixed sysroot path values in kits generated by BlackBerry 10 NDK installer
   * Set default device host IP for physical device
   * Added editor for BAR descriptor file

Android
   * Fixed ps output processing for busybox
   * Improved local deployment (QTCREATORBUG-8538)

Task List
   * Implemented removal of single tasks from task list
   * Added keyboard shortcuts for actions in context menu in Issues pane

Code Paster
   * Added command-line frontend

Testing
   * Updated Squish tests

Tools
   * Improved ast2png when parsing declarators
   * Fixed file permissions set by the Qt SDK installer that caused an error
     to be displayed in Qt Creator (QTCREATORBUG-8458)

Packaging

Credits for these changes go to:

Aaron McCarthy
Aleksey Sidorov
Alessandro Portale
André Pönitz
André Hartmann
Andreas Holzammer
Aurindam Jana
BogDan Vatra
Caroline Chao
Christian A. Reiter
Christian Kamm
Christian Kandeler
Christian Stenger
Daniel Teske
David Schulz
Debao Zhang
Eike Ziller
El Mehdi Fekari
Erik Verbruggen
Eskil Abrahamsen
Fawzi Mohamed
Francois Ferrand
Friedemann Kleint
Hüseyin Kozan
Jarek Kobus
Jens Bache-Wiig
Jörg Bornemann
J-P Nurmi
Kai Köhne
Knut Petter Svendsen
Leena Miettinen
Lukas Holecek
Marcel Krems
Marco Bubke
Marcus Folkesson
Mathias Hasselmann
Mehdi Fekari
Michael Brüning
Mitch Curtis
Montel Laurent
Nikolai Kosjar
Orgad Shaneh
Oswald Buddenhagen
Petar Perisin
Peter Kümmel
Przemyslaw Gorszkowski
Rafael Roquetto
Ray Donnelly
Robert Löhning
Ryan May
Sergey Belyashov
Sergey Shambir
Shawn Rutledge
Steven Ceuppens
Tasuku Suzuki
Theo J.A. de Vries
Thiago Macieira
Thomas Hartmann
Thorbjørn Lindeijer
Tobias Hunger
Tobias Nätterlund
Tom DeBlauwe
Vasiliy Sorokin
Yuchen Deng