KDE Frameworks 5.85.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Sat Aug 14 10:30:18 BST 2021

14th August 2021. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.85.0.

KDE Frameworks are 83 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


  Implement a getter for Provider's icon data

Breeze Icons

  React to Telegram's new ID and show the Breeze icon
  React to Inkscape's new ID and show the Breeze icon (bug 440498)
  also add zoom-fit-page symlink for 32px
  align look of 22 px zoom-fit-{width,height} icons with others
  add zoom-fit-page symlink for 22px
  Symlink draw-cuboid to shape-cuboid
  Add temperature icons

Extra CMake Modules

  [ecmcheckoutboundlicense] Ensure that last source file is always processed
  Handle case where zero must be kept
  ecm_setup_version: deal with 0-prefixed version values in PROJECT mode
  modules/ECMGenerateHeaders.cmake - avoid uninitialized warning
  suppress tar errors
  FindGperf: support version check
  Define NOMINMAX on Windows
  Add Find7z & Findgzip
  Don't install logging categories files on Android
  Handle case where ECM_GLOBAL_FIND_VERSION is undefined
  Enable the usage of -Bsymbolic-functions
  KDECompilerSettings: add KDE_COMPILERSETTINGS_LEVEL & more settings

KDE Doxygen Tools

  do not download KDE accounts file automatically
  require Python 3 in CMake
  Preprocessing: use tree-walk speedup
  Preprocessing: document how to speed up tree-walk a little
  Utils: document what causes repopath-lookup failures
  Fancyname: look for CMake project() command preceded only by spaces
  Accept multi-line 'project(..)' in 'CMakeLists.txt'
  Add more dependencies to requirements.txt


  Only pkg_check_modules() if PkgConfig is found
  Add support for static builds
  Use official gzip MIME/Media type application/gzip
  Report KArchive_HAVE_ZSTD in CMake Config file to consumers
  Deprecate remaining KFilterDev API in favour of KCompressionDevice


  Fixup include dir into pkgconfig file
  Hide fields, to enforce uniform use of setFieldDirty()
  Fix formating in apidoc for free busy
  Add ownerChanged signal
  Add metadata properties to calendar
  Add base class for calendar plugins
  More completion field consistency and dirtyness checks
  Mark mCompleted as dirty if it changes, and also reset status


  Officially specify X-DocPath in the KCModule desktop file definition
  Deprecate KCModuleProxy::aboutData
  Add overload to pass in args in KCMultiDialog::addModule
  Deprecate X-KDE-FactoryName and KCModuleInfo::handle
  Deprecate KCMultiDialog::configCommitted(QByteArray) signal
  Deprecate KSettings and KCModuleInfo based methods
  help:/ urls are already handled by KUrlHandler from KGuiAddons


  Unbreak build with gperf < 3.1


  KConfig: fix deletion of an entry that is also in kdeglobals
  Do not create a vector and a QByteArray just to discard it immediately
  Only query for existing config file when it's necessary
  Use specific API to compare QByteArrays
  Cache global config files


  [KCModule] Deprecate ctor that takes KAboutData
  Make sure commandbar has unique actions
  add icons for all zoom standard actions
  KCommandBar update
  Show fuzzy matches in command bar
  enable auto-switching color scheme for Windows apps when Default color scheme is active
  Fix crash when calling KHamburgerMenu::setMenuBar(nullptr)


  New class KNetworkMounts: network mounts performance optimizations
  PluginMetaData::supportsMimeType(): check for exact matches first
  KPluginMetaData: warn if library metadata can't be loaded
  Introduce KFileUtils::findAllUniqueFiles method
  KTextToHTML: support also irc & ircs URLs
  Expose KAboutComponent::version as a property
  Deprecate JSON parameter in kcoreaddons_add_plugin
  Deprecate KPluginLoader::pluginVersion


  Support static builds
  fix lifetime of MetadataINIWriter


  KDBusService: Pass the activation token upon activation
  Add compile time guards round QX11Info usage
  Fix DesktopStartup ID handling


  Implement aspect ratio correction for Lanczos effect
  Introduce Lanczos filter element

KDELibs 4 Support

  Port metainfo KIO slave to JSON metadata
  Update translatable timezone list


  Add a max width to the content

KHolidays #

  Update holiday_kz_kk
  Update holiday_kz_ru
  Update Mexican holidays
  Create mu_fr_catholic
  Update mu_en, mu_en_islamic


  Introduce KIconLoader::hasCustomPalette
  [KIconDialog] Revamp UI (bug 401408)


  exr: Repair compability with openexr2
  exr: Override the actual function signature


  Fixes crash in KLauncher::idleTimeout() caused by unblockable destruction of IdleSlave objects (bug 426387)


  Fix OOB read in LegacyCodec::decodeFileNameUTF8() if not zero-terminated
  KMountPoint: add missing resolving of symlinks when using libmount
  Message dialogs: wrap the text (bug 440545)
  Explicitly link against KF5::CoreAddons for KPluginFactory
  KProcessRunner: Use systemsettings desktop name if it's started
  Fix creating thumbnails for items under desktop:/ (bug 438691)
  Split KCMs into separate plugins
  Fixing allowing caching logic
  KPropertiesDialog: consider the "recursive" setting when applying permissions
  KPropertiesDialog: fix applying permissions recursively (bug 225658)
  kcoredirlister: refactor code to work better with std::set
  xdgactivation: Use the provided service instance
  [KFilePlacesItem] Don't show capacity bar for iso9660 mounts
  KMountPoint: fetch mount options from the mount-flags
  KProtocolInfo: don't call KProtocolInfo::archiveMimetypes() on an empty string
  Do not translate default names
  Fix selecting binaries from component chooser KCM
  KMountPoint: use libraries from util-linux in the Linux code path
  KUrlNavigator: do not hardcode supported archive formats


  [InlineMessage] Correct spacing between close button and action buttons (bug 440604)
  [ScrollView] Don't scroll with arrow keys if the view isn't scrollable (bug 439459)
  SearchField: Disable predictive text
  Introduce hasPlatformMenuBar
  Allow to add additional content to the about page
  Ensure that icon sizes are consistent for mobile before 5.23
  [OverlaySheet] Add title property
  Add "Get Involved" URL button to the About Page
  SwipeDelegate: Only set the parent as the flickable when the parent is a Flickable
  Add dialog-close to list of icons to bundle
  Show KAboutComponents in the AboutPage
  Add method to push page as a new window on the desktop
  Use iconSizes for floating action button
  Adjust sidebar item size to account for mobile
  Adjust floating action button sizes to account for mobile
  Remove x1.5 mobile icon sizing
  [apptemplate] Increase Qt and KF5 min versions
  Make MnemonicAttached active property writable
  Pagepool item and url accessors
  Show author/credits task (bug 438442)
  Show the app name in the about page title
  PageRow can take ownership of a drawer's contents


  Rework UploadDialog, add QML version, and a new ProvidersModel
  Simplify lookup of knsrc files using KFileUtils::findAllUniqueFiles method
  Forward Attica provider icons to KNSCore::Provider
  Handle payload-only entries during update operations


  Add placeholders for window title and application display name

KPackage Framework

  Deprecate kpackage_install_bundled_package cmake function
  Reduce severity of warnings about appstream generations
  Deprecate implicitly  defining X-KDE-ParentApp by parent structure
  Introduce new KPackageStructure property to identify plugins & packages
  Include a warning when setting the path without a structure


  Install private personmanager header


  Deprecate RunnerManager::runnerMetaDataList(QString parentApp) method
  Deprecate TryExec property for runners
  Use KFileUtils::findAllUniqueFiles to locate DBus runners


  Network mounts performance optimizations
  KateView: speed up large view jumps
  ensure close button on top for replace
  move close button to right for bottom widgets


  Make currency conversion table fetching explicit

KWallet Framework

  Don't use gpgme.h


  Fix check for mmap failure (bug 421868)


  Update some widget pictures
  kmimetypeeditor: display an error message if keditfiletype couldn't be started (bug 437701)
  Wrapp unisged int getter for rating in KWIDGETSADDONS_BUILD_DEPRECATED_SINCE
  Deprecate KRatingWidget::ratingChanged(unsigned int) signal


  Support static builds


  commandbar: collect actions using the guiFactory (bug 439526)
  Fix KShortcutsDialog build
  KShortcutsDialog: add another, simpler, constructor


  Add find_dependency for QtDBus
  Make dependency on QtXml private


  Feature: add assigned-mac-address
  Expose mDNS configuration used by NM plugins

Oxygen Icons

  new color version for notification icon
  improved icons from yesterday+ missing resolutions
  preferences-desktop-notification-bell icon
  kdf icon

Plasma Framework

  Don't pointlessly create new KPluginMetaData
  Fix Units::roundToIconSize() returning incorrect sizes with non-Qt scaling (bug 381794)
  Turn WindowThumbnail into a texture provider
  Handle huge icons in Units::roundToIconSize() (bug 356446)
  Deprecate plasma/version.h header & contained methods
  Add a bit more contrast to event indicator in calendar (bug 437203)
  Improve the code of the actions in the plasmoid heading
  Theme::currentThemeHasImage should not return true if parent themes match (bug 439847)
  Remove x1.5 mobile icon sizing
  PlasmoidHeader: re-add backgroundMetrics
  PlasmoidHeader: Make it based on T.ToolBar, deprecate location


  Support binary content in QR codes
  Constrain rendering by the minimum size, not the preferred size


  [JobView] Show error when configuration fails to load
  Replace xdg-mime invokation with KApplicationTrader
  Make sure empty list placeholder has some space around it


  Introduce MenuBar implementation
  Use flat instead of raised for flat buttons and toolbuttons (bug 438525)
  DialogButtonBox: remove unnecessary lines
  DialogButtonBox: Set standard icons for standard buttons


  Remove the HAL backend; HAL is long gone
  Udev client: replace a warning message with a debug one (bug 425178)
  Enable bsdisks_extensions from FreeBSD on OpenBSD
  Enable OpenBSD UDisk2 support
  Port framework away from LGPL-2.0-only


  Fix language not being correctly guessed when sentence ends in a dot

Syntax Highlighting

  toml.xml: forbid 0_digits in integers
  toml.xml: support single-quoted keys
  Python: Fix r"\\" and derivatives (bug 440412)
  Python: Make unescaped single quote (' or ") strings non-multiline
  make update_kate_editor_org bsd compatible
  Python: Fix single quote bytes literals (b"") (bug 440089)
  cmake.xml: Drop version related `find_package()` vars
  cmake.xml: Update variables for `find_package()` interface
  cmake.xml: Add CMake 3.21 features
  XML: add Attribute Separator style (= in <tag attr=value>)
  XSLT: Enhance highlighter colors (like XML) + region for tag
  Ini: value as int, float or keyword only if it represents the full value
  Agda: update keyword list to Agda 2.6.2
  XML: fix <!DOCTYPE detection and reordered rules for faster reading (+20%)
  Python: }} in a f-string as an escape character and add !a flag
  systemd unit: update to systemd v249
  systemd unit: fix highlighting of unit name
  Mark katehighlightingindexer as a non-GUI executable
  Disable using QtXMLPatterns with sanitizer build
  Indexer: suggest LineContinue instead of RegExpr
  move coroutine keywords in controlflow and replace some keyword rule with WordDetect

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