On 19th Feb 2019, Qt team has rolled out Qt Design Studio 1.1 with a new UI design and development tools for designers and developers.
On Qt Design Studio version 1.1, the most notable addition is the availability of Linux packages and merging when using the Qt Photoshop Bridge.
With this feature, developers using Linux e.g. for embedded development can use Qt Design Studio 1.1 directly on their development system.
Qt Design Studio is a UI design and development tool that enables designers and developers to rapidly prototype and develop complex UIs. Both designers and developers use Qt Design Studio and this makes collaboration between the two a lot simpler and more streamlined.
The format for the annotations by the Qt Photoshop Bridge in the PSD and the custom .metainfo file format have changed.
Now the existing QML files can be merged with the newly re-imported QML. This is very useful when the user made changes to the exported .ui.qml files using Design Studio. By default, merging is not active and the importer will simply overwrite the .ui.qml file. You can enable merging using a checkbox in the import dialog.
Now Added States, Timelines, MouseAreas, Anchors, Alias Properties or Connections can be preserved when re-importing from Photoshop and generating the new .ui.qml files.
You can update your projects to Qt Design Studio 1.1 by copying the controls from a newly created Qt Design Studio 1.1 project into the existing project from Qt Design Studio 1.0. The folder that needs to be replaced is “imports/QtQuick”. Replacing this folder will update the Qt Design Studio specific components that are used in the project.
You can get more information from the Qt blog post.