KDE Frameworks 5.61.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Sun Aug 11 08:05:21 BST 2019

11th August 2019. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.61.0.

KDE Frameworks are 79 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide
variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well
tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see


  Link against KIOCore instead of KIOWidgets in kioslaves
  [IndexCleaner] ignore non-existent entries inside config


  Fix crash due to the q pointer never being initialized
  Don't include bluezqt_dbustypes.h from installed headers

Breeze Icons

  Add "user-others" icon (bug 407782)
  Make "edit-none" a symlink to "dialog-cancel"
  Delete redundant and monochrome versions of applications-internet
  Add view-pages-* icons, as needed in Okular for page layout selection (bug 409082)
  Use clockwise arrows for *refresh* and update-* icons (bug 409914)

Extra CMake Modules

  android: Allow overriding ANDROID_ARCH and ANDROID_ARCH_ABI as envvars
  Notify users when not using KDE_INSTALL_USE_QT_SYS_PATHS about prefix.sh
  Provide a more sensible CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX default
  Make the default build type "Debug" when compiling a git checkout


  Add Date term to KActivities Stats to filter on resource event date


  Simplify previous-/nextActivity code in kactivities-cli

KDE Doxygen Tools

  Fix checking dirs for metainfo.yaml with non-ascii chars with Python 2.7
  Log bad pathnames (via repr()) instead of crashing entirely
  generate list of data files on the fly


  KTar::openArchive: Don't assert if file has two root dirs
  KZip::openArchive: Don't assert when opening broken files


  adapt to UI changes in KPageView


  Security: remove support for $(...) in config keys with [$e] marker
  Include definition for class used in header


  Add KFileUtils::suggestName function to suggest a unique filename


  Scrollview - Don't fill the parent with the view (bug 407643)
  introduce FallbackTapHandler
  KRun QML proxy: fix path/URL confusion
  Calendar events: allow plugins to show event details


  kded5 desktop file: use valid type (Service) to suppress warning from kservice

KDELibs 4 Support

  Designer plugin: use consistently "KF5" in group names & texts
  Don't advertise using KPassivePopup


  expose new KBusyIndicatorWidget
  Remove designer plugin generation for KF5WebKit

KDE WebKit

  Use preview of ECMAddQtDesignerPlugin instead of KF5DesignerPlugin
  Add option to build Qt Designer plugin (BUILD_DESIGNERPLUGIN, default ON)


  Get mobipocket extractor up-to-date, but keep disabled

KHolidays #

  Add public holidays' substitute days in Russia, for 2019-2020
  Update holidays in Russia


  Restore "Check if group < LastGroup, as KIconEffect doesn't handle UserGroup anyway"


  Deprecate suggestName in favour of the one in KCoreAddons
  Fix can't enter directory error on some FTP servers with Turkish locale (bug 409740)


  Revamp Kirigami.AboutPage
  Consistently use Units.toolTipDelay instead of hardcoded values
  properly size the card contents when the card size is constrained
  hide ripple when we don't want items clickable
  make handle follow arbitrary height of the drawer
  [SwipeListItem] Take into account scrollbar visibility and form factor for handle and inline actions
  Remove scaling of iconsize unit for isMobile
  always show back button on layers>1
  hide actions with submenus from more menu
  default ActionToolBar position ot Header
  big z to not appear under dialogs
  use opacity to hide buttons that don't fit
  add the spacer only when it fills the width
  fully retrocompatible with showNavigationButtons as bool
  more granularity to globalToolBar.showNavigationButtons


  David Faure is now the maintainer for KItemModels
  KConcatenateRowsProxyModel: add note that Qt 5.13 provides QConcatenateTablesProxyModel

KPackage Framework

  Offer metadata.json when requesting the package metadata
  PackageLoader: Use the right scope for the KCompressionDevice


  declarative: refresh actions list when person changes
  declarative: don't crash when the API is misused
  personsmodel: Add phoneNumber


  Expose X-KDE-Wayland-Interfaces
  Fix KService build on Android
  KService: remove broken concept of global sycoca database
  Remove very dangerous deletion code with kbuildsycoca5 --global
  Fix infinite recursion and asserts when the sycoca DB is unreadable by user (e.g. root owned)
  Deprecate KDBusServiceStarter. All usage in kdepim is now gone, DBus activation is a better solution
  Allow KAutostart to be constructed using an absolute path


  Save and load page margins
  Don't persist authentication
  Re-map default "Switch input mode" shortcut to not confict with konsolepart (bug 409978)
  Make keyword completion model return HideListIfAutomaticInvocation by default
  Minimap: Do not grab the left-mmouse-button-click on up/down buttons
  allow up to 1024 hl ranges instead of not higlighting the line at all if that limit is reached
  fix folding of lines with end position at column 0 of a line (bug 405197)
  Add option to treat some chars also as "auto bracket" only when we have a selection
  Add an action to insert a non-indented newline (bug 314395)
  Add setting to enable/disable text drag-and-drop (on by default)


  Add Binary Data units (bits, kilobytes, kibibytes ... yottabytes)

KWallet Framework

  Move kwalletd initialization earlier (bug 410020)
  Remove kde4 migration agent completely (bug 400462)


  Use wayland-protocols


  introduce concept of header and footer for kpageview
  [Busy Indicator] Match duration of QQC2-desktop-style version
  Add a warning dialog with a collapsible details section
  new class KBusyIndicatorWidget similar to QtQuick's BusyIndicator


  [platforms/xcb] Use XRES extension to get real window PID (bug 384837)
  Port KXMessages away from QWidget


  Add expanding spacers as a customization option for toolbars
  Use monochrome action icons for KAboutData buttons
  Remove visibilityChanged connection in favor of existing eventFilter


  Allow updating default DBus timeout on every interface


  device: include reapplyConnection() in the interface

Plasma Framework

  [ToolButtonStyle] Use same color group for hovered state
  Handle colors file in fake plasma theme installer
  Install plasma theme into local XDG_DATA_DIR for icon test
  Apply busy indicator duration change of D22646 to the QQC2 style
  Compile package structure plugins into expected subdirectory
  Change Highlight to ButtonFocus
  Fix running the dialognativetest without installing
  Search for the plugin of the other plasmoid
  [Busy Indicator] Match duration of QQC2-desktop-style version
  Add missing components in org.kde.plasma.components 3.0
  Update refresh and restart icons to reflect new breeze-icons versions (bug 409914)
  itemMouse isn't defined in plasma.components 3.0
  use clearItems when an applet gets deleted
  Fix crash if swtichSize is adjusted during initial setup
  Improve plugin caching


  Phabricator: open a new diff automatically in the browser
  Fix extraction. Patch by Victor Ryzhykh


  Fix broken guard that prevents styling sliders with negative values
  Slow down the busy indicator's rotation speed
  Fix "Type error" when creating a TextField with focus: true
  [ComboBox] Set close policy to close on click outside instead of only outside parent (bug 408950)
  [SpinBox] Set renderType (bug 409888)


  Make sure solid backends are reentrant

Syntax Highlighting

  TypeScript: fix keywords in conditional expressions
  Fix generator and test paths of CMake
  Add support for additional QML keywords not part of JavaScript
  Update cmake highlighting

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Working on KDE Frameworks 5

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