Thursday, December 29, 2016

How to install Qt 5.7.1 released on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

   Qt 5.7.1 has been released today. It contains all the latest bug fixes and improvements, including everything from Qt 5.6.2 patch release as well as additional improvements and functionality not available in the Qt 5.6 branch.

The brand new Qt Creator 4.2.0 is also included in the Qt 5.7.1 offline installer packages as well as the online installer.

For details of the new functionality, please check the Change files of Qt 5.7.1 and Qt Creator 4.2.0 release blog post.

If you are using the online installer, Qt 5.7.1 and Qt Creator 4.2.0 can be updated using the maintenance tool. Offline packages are available for commercial users in the Qt Account portal and at the Download page for open-source users.

See release notes for full details

Installation instructions: 
Open terminal and insert command line...

 64bit OS only.
$ wget

$ chmod +x

$ ./


  1. Hi, I'd like focus on Setting file association with pro files. Installation from the online source the file association is not done automatically. It not show up while you try to associate it with file explorer. You can a file named “Qt-Creator.desktop” then fill the file with the following. Thanks all~ Linda Swift from TFS Work Item Alerts (Tasks & Bugs)

  2. download link for 5.7 seems to be dead now