Hello Linux Geeksters. The development process of the next generation Ubuntu system, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn has started about a month ago and most likely, will be coming with Qt 5.3, by default.
As you may know, Qt is an application framework available on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, used for developing software with GUI, being very used on both KDE and Unity 8 applications. The latest version available is Qt 5.3, which has been recently released. Among others, it got enhanced support for OpenGL ad OpenGL ES support, performance and stability improvements, better printing, support for systemd’s journald and support for X Input 2 smooth-scrolling support.
But Qt 5.3 is already available for all the supported Ubuntu systems and derivatives. If you are a Qt developer or enthusiast, follow the instructions below.
In this article I will show you how to install Qt 5.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
In order to install Qt 5.3 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems, you have to use the .run binary file for your system’s architecture exactly.
How to install Qt 5.3 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems:
$ wget http://download.qt-project.org/official_releases/qt/5.3/5.3.0/qt-opensource-linux-x86-5.3.0.run
$ sudo chmod +x qt-opensource-linux-x86-5.3.0.run
How to install Qt 5.3 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems:
$ wget http://download.qt-project.org/official_releases/qt/5.3/5.3.0/qt-opensource-linux-x64-5.3.0.run
$ sudo chmod +x qt-opensource-linux-x64-5.3.0.run
Next, follow the installation instructions from the GUI and do Next, Next, Next, Install, Finish.