KDE Frameworks 5.86.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Sat Sep 11 10:57:39 BST 2021

11th September 2021. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.86.0.

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

Breeze Icons

  Add language-chooser symlinks for Maliit keyboard
  Add keyboard icons for maliit Breeze theme
  Add symlinks using reverse domain name for Haguichi app and status icons
  Add new bookmark-new and bookmark-edit icons
  Re-organize bookmark icon symlinks
  kdenlive icons: Simplify xml and try to fix breeze-dark
  Use a rotating gear for the process-working animation
  Remove itinerary icons
  Add Xfce compatibility symlinks (bug 432333)

Extra CMake Modules

  ECMSetupQtPluginMacroNames: avoid adding duplicates to vars in config code
  Enable KDEGitCommitHooks on Windows

KDE Doxygen Tools

  Mention this updates api.kde.org, use standard kde/src paths, improve language


  Add support for static builds


  KCharsets: add custom US-ASCII QTextCodec as workaround for QTBUG-83081


  Add Ctrl+Alt+Comma shortcut for "Configure Keyboard Shortcuts" (bug 441537)
  Make enum value visible to QML when using GlobalEnum mode
  KDesktopFile::isAuthorizedDesktopFile: reduce warning to info a log


  Add support for static builds
  Hide KHamburgerMenu in QMenus when a native menu bar is used (bug 439997)


  KFileSystemType: Fix hurd build
  Python bindings: skip KPluginFactory::loadFactory and KNetworkMount
  KStringHandler: insert ZWSP between camelCase sub-words in preProcessWrap
  Create utility methods for plugin loading
  Deprecate KPluginMetaData::instantiate method
  Deprecate KPluginLoader class
  KPluginLoader: move static methods to KPluginMetaData
  Fix issue when building KCrash static (bug 440416)
  Downgrade the "invalid plugin" warning message to a debug message
  KFileSystemType: add a method to return filesystem type name


  Adapt to KIO DavJob factory methods removing QDomDocument from their API


  Try to fix Android build via linking GLESv3
  qtquicksettings: Add workaround for Nvidia Wayland (bug 432062)
  GridDelegate: Fix non-existant context property
  AbstractKCM: Fix padding when header/footer is not visible
  Don't use the KIO AccessManager on Android


  Move ksnake to deprecated and add ksnakeduel entity
  Add an entity for Kigo


  Fix launching commands with args using kstart5 (bug 433362)
  Start processes with kstart5 if available (bug 433362)


  Be more lenient in reading QImages


  Add support for static builds


  SGIImage::writeImage: Properly fail if the image is too big
  exr: Port to std::log/pow
  PCXHandler::write: Properly fail if the image is too big


  Inline kssld operators to avoid duplicate symbol errors (bug 428807)
  KFilePlaceEditDialog: Make the trash url non-editable
  KFilePlaceEditDialog: Always preserve previous icon (bug 439622)
  Check for "PrefersNonDefaultGPU" desktop entry (bug 433714)
  DBus activation with filemanager iface
  Build on Android without D-Bus
  kio_http: wrap a long error message (bug 160399)
  Port internal usage of KDesktopFileActions::executeService
  Remove unneeded org::kde::KDirNotify::emitFilesChanged part from deprecation message
  Deprecate KDesktopFileActions::userDefinedServices overload
  Fix wrong deprecation of method in previewjob
  KMountPoint: match by device ID (dev_t) in findByPath()
  KMountPoint: check for more network filesystems
  Don't include FUSE support on Android
  Don't include the internal/discrete GPU switching support on Android
  Don't use KAuth on Android
  Exclude various non-functional components from the Android build
  kio_file: detect failure to create symlinks due to filesystem support (bug 253678)
  Add icons for XDG publicshare and templates dirs
  Change KIO's default behavior to fork slaves rather than use klauncher
  [JobUiDelegate] Ensure button icon name and label aren't empty
  Also exclude KAutoMount on Android
  Don't build KDynamicJobTracker on Android
  CommandLauncherJob: don't use a shell when not needed
  Allow using scheme handler in OpenURLJob if kio slave exists too
  Deprecate the last bit of QDomDocument in the public KIO API
  CopyJob: ask users about replacing invalid characters in file/folder names (bug 199063)
  SkipDialog: ask users about replacing invalid chars when copying files/dirs
  KCoreDirLister: un-anchor the regex pattern in setFilter()
  [kpropertiesdialog] Allow editing icons for root-owned desktop files
  KDirOperator: expand to url only in detail tree view (bug 440475)


  Switch many loaders to asynchronous
  Don't use DropShadow for overlay drawer handles
  Avoid creating then immediately discarding a page's ActionButton instance
  Add "Report Bug" action to the about page
  Support horizontal scrolling in ScrollablePage
  Use text as tooltip only for icon-only buttons (bug 441810)
  Fix Page.rightAction being labeled as leftAction in API docs
  [ActionTextField] Use small icon sizing for actions
  Add settings components
  Make the static build build again
  Add Attached property used as a hint for application to enabled spellchecking
  Handle KirigamiPluginFactor::createPlatformTheme returning nullptr
  Use rate limiting to display warnings for deprecated Units properties
  Remove iconScaleFactor and related code from Units
  Only load the first style plugin that we find
  Rewrite Units in c++
  Load theme definition when Kirigami is built with bundled resources
  fix isCurrentPage
  controls/AbstractApplicationHeader: disable hiding on touch scrolling behaviour by default (bug 439923)
  controls/AbstractApplicationHeader: make it possible to disable hiding on touch scrolling behaviour


  Enable static build of QML plugin
  Don't force QML plugin to be shared library


  Build without D-Bus on Android


  Port from KMountPoint to QStorageInfo
  Set KLocalizedContext for QtQuickDialogWrapper
  Use QToolButton for reset button as we have the same style

KPackage Framework

  Deprecate unused virtual functions in PackageLoader
  Try loading package structures by name
  kpackagetool: Fix small typo in its output


  Don't use D-Bus on Android


  Refactor LineChartNode to reuse LineSegmentNode
  Increase minimum size for line chart interpolation
  Implement batching for Line chart material
  Add a property to BarChart that renders it as horizontal bars
  Support specifying a corner radius for bar chart bars
  Support setting a background color for bar charts
  Refactor BarChart to use individual nodes per bar and an sdf shader


  Output warning if unknown X-Plasma-API is requested
  Deprecate constructor overload which can not be used with KPluginFactory
  cmake: Remove intermediate copy target
  Use the pointer-to-member-function QObject::connect() signal/slot syntax
  Add snippet on how to port deprecated AbstractRunner action methods
  abstractrunner: Deprecate utility methods for actions
  dbusrunner: Add Teardown and Config methods to D-Bus interface


  Add support for PrefersNonDefaultGPU desktop key
  Deprecate plugin instanciation methods in KService/KServiceTypeTrader
  Point docs to KPluginMetaData/KPluginFactory instead of KPluginLoader


  Python indentation: decrease indent when appropriate keyword is typed (bug 392732)
  indentation: add Julia indentation script
  KateModeManager: unify wildcardsFind() and mimeTypesFind()
  KateModeManager::mimeTypesFind: consider types with negative priorities
  Simplify presentation of word wrapping options
  KateModeManager::wildcardsFind: consider types with negative priorities
  KateWildcardMatcher => KSyntaxHighlighting::WildcardMatcher
  KateWildcardMatcher: treat unmatched filename prefixes as no match
  tidy up text area config appearance widget
  Only process BOM for valid encodings (UTF-8/16/32)
  Do not show encoding error when file only contains BOM (bug 272579)


  Fix initialization of currency values (bug 441337)
  Fix automatic currency file sync after 24h (bug 441337)


  Implement set_frost in contrast protocol
  Implement org_kde_plasma_window_management::send_to_output
  Decouple activation feedback from plasma window management global
  plasma-window-management: Support new activation concepts


  KTitleWidget: Set frame backgroundRole to Window
  KFontChooser: add a default constructor that takes a QWidget* first arg
  KFontChooser: add a new shorter constructor, and setter methods
  KFontChooser: deprecate "relative font size" methods
  KMessageDialog: add buttons by default


  Add blur and frost to fiddly thingy
  Implement setting frost
  Provide methods to translate to Qt types
  Provide constructors for compatibility with Qt types
  Read uncomplete WM_CLASS string (bug 441005)
  Don't link publicly against XCB (bug 441266)
  Add find_dependency for X11 and XCB
  Remove unused xrender dependency
  Make link against X11 and XCB public
  Use imported targets for X11 libs
  Support static builds on Linux as well


  Add support for static builds

Oxygen Icons

  Import icons from KAlarm

Plasma Framework

  ExpandableListitem: Implement the expanded button view in a better way
  Fix wide button content alignment
  ExpandableListItem: Fix overlapping entries with many expanded items (bug 428102)
  ExpandableListitem: Fix stylus input for buttons (bug 426079)
  CMake: do not expand variables beforehand
  IconItem: No need to disconnect before deleting
  avoid holding onto old Svg object when changing source of an IconItem
  don't make duplicate connections to ThemePrivate::onAppExitCleanup
  [PC3&PC2/TextField] Consistent sizing of clear button with kirigami
  Plasma::PluginLoader cache: Only store and return single plugin for given id
  Applet & Containment: Take KPluginMetaData in constructor
  Add top line to plasmoidheading similarly to titlebar
  Fix Plasma (non-Qt) icon scaling with integer scale factors
  [calendar] Don't rely on ServiceType for distinguishing between old and new plugins
  Define new KPackageStructure property in kpackage structures
  Consistently name kpackage structures
  Implement KirigamiPluginFactory::createPlatformTheme
  Correct include location of Kirigami Units
  Port Kirigami Plasma plugin Units to use a C++ implementation
  [Calendar] Fix pinned calendar displaying the wrong number of dots (bug 440627)
  Deprecate unused virtual methods in Plasma::PluginLoader
  [PC3/TextField] Fix text color with certain themes (bug 438854)


  [imgur plugin] Add Delete Url support
  Port Telegram plugin to KIO::ApplicationLauncherJob


  Fix combobox popup in RTL mode (bug 441178)
  Label: set horizontalAlignment explicitly
  Vertically center slider (bug 410672)
  MenuItem: make it look more like Breeze QStyle
  Menu: make it look more like Breeze QStyle
  Add C++ Units implementation
  ScrollBar: less scuffed implementation of reading from QStyle (bug 418327)
  SpinBox: less scuffed implementation of reading from QStyle

Syntax Highlighting

  cpp.xml: Add two QFlags-related macros
  markdown.xml: End nested sub-headers fold regions when parent header is closed (bug 441278)
  Python: Add "yield from" keyword (bug 441540)
  Julia highlighting fixes
  Simplify helpers of Repository::definition[s]For*()
  Optimize Repository::definitionFor(FileName|MimeType)
  Repository: unify definitionsForFileName() and definitionsForMimeType()
  add extra resource path lookups for app files
  Remove caseSensitive parameter to optimize WildcardMatcher
  Export WildcardMatcher
  Accept both Definition objects and definition names
  Move the default repository management out of KQuickSyntaxHighlighter
  Add a QObject wrapper for Repository
  Don't hardcode the default theme, but pick one based on the palette
  Import Eike's QtQuick syntax highlighter and adapt the build system
  WildcardMatcher: treat unmatched filename prefixes as no match
  Port QStringRef (deprected) to QStringView
  Add rbreak and watch keywords for GDB highlighting
  Properly highlight RR keywords containing a dash
  PL/I: Also recognise "pl1" extension and MIME type
  default themes: Add contrast between String and VerbatimString
  breeze-light.theme: Add contrast between strings and raw strings
  isocpp.xml: Highlight raw string delimeters (bug 440038)
  Update Kconfig highlighter to Linux 5.13

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