KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Wed Aug 12 13:28:39 BST 2015

12th August 2015. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.13.0.

KDE Frameworks are 60 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 the·
Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

New frameworks

  KFileMetadata: file metadata and extraction library
  Baloo: file indexing and searching framework

Changes affecting all frameworks

  The Qt version requirement has been bumped from 5.2 to 5.3
  Debug output has been ported to categorized output, for less noise by default
  Docbook documentation has been reviewed and updated

Framework Integration

  Fix crash in directories-only file dialog
  Don't rely on options()->initialDirectory() for Qt < 5.4

KDE Doxygen Tools

  Add man pages for kapidox scripts and update maintainer info in setup.py


  KBookmarkManager: use KDirWatch instead of QFileSystemWatcher to detect user-places.xbel being created.


  HiDPI fixes for KLineEdit/KComboBox
  KLineEdit: Don't let the user delete text when the lineedit is readonly


  Don't recommend to use deprecated API
  Don't generate deprecated code


  Add Kdelibs4Migration::kdeHome() for cases not covered by resources
  Fix tr() warning
  Fix KCoreAddons build on Clang+ARM


  KDBusService: document how to raise the active window, in Activate()


  Fix deprecated KRun::run call
  Same behavior of MouseArea to map coords of filtered child events
  Detect initial face icon being created
  Don't refresh the entire window when we render the plotter (bug 348385)
  add the userPaths context property
  Don't choke on empty QIconItem

KDELibs 4 Support

  kconfig_compiler_kf5 moved to libexec, use kreadconfig5 instead for the findExe test
  Document the (suboptimal) replacements for KApplication::disableSessionManagement


  change sentence about reporting bugs, ack'ed by dfaure
  adapt german user.entities to en/user.entities
  Update general.entities: change markup for frameworks + plasma from application to productname
  Update en/user.entities
  Update book and man page templates
  Use CMAKE_MODULE_PATH in cmake_install.cmake
  BUG: 350799 (bug 350799)
  Update general.entities
  Search for required perl modules.
  Namespace a helper macro in the installed macros file.
  Adapted key name tranlations to standard tranlations provided by Termcat


  Install Breeze theme
  Kemoticons: make Breeze emotions standard instead of Glass
  Breeze emoticon pack made by Uri Herrera


  Let KHtml be useable w/o searching for private deps


  Remove temporary string allocations.
  Remove Theme tree debug entry


  Private headers for platform plugins get installed.


  Kill unneeded QUrl wrappers


  New proxy: KExtraColumnsProxyModel, allows to add columns to an existing model.


  Fix the starting Y position for fallback popups
  Reduce dependencies and move to Tier 2
  catch unknown notification entries (nullptr deref) (bug 348414)
  Remove pretty much useless warning message

Package Framework

  make the subtitles, subtitles ;)
  kpackagetool: Fix output of non-latin text to stdout


  Add AllPhoneNumbersProperty
  PersonsSortFilterProxyModel now available for usage in QML


  krosscore: Install CamelCase header "KrossConfig"
  Fix Python2 tests to run with PyQt5


  Fix kbuildsycoca --global
  KToolInvocation::invokeMailer: fix attachment when we have multi attachement


  guard default log level for Qt < 5.4.0, fix log cat name
  add hl for Xonotic (bug 342265)
  add Groovy HL (bug 329320)
  update J highlighting (bug 346386)
  Make compile with MSVC2015
  less iconloader use, fix more pixelated icons
  enable/disable find all button on pattern changes
  Improved search & replace bar
  remove useless ruler from powermode
  more slim search bar
  vi: Fix misreading of markType01 flag
  Use correct qualification to call base method.
  Remove checks, QMetaObject::invokeMethod guards itself against that already.
  fix HiDPI issues with color pickers
  Cleanup coe: QMetaObject::invokeMethod is nullptr safe.
  more comments
  change the way the interfaces are null safe
  only output warnings and above per default
  remove todos from the past
  Use QVarLengthArray to save the temporary QVector iteration.
  Move the hack to indent group labels to construction time.
  Fixup some serious issues with the KateCompletionModel in tree mode.
  Fix broken model design, which relied on Qt 4 behavior.
  obey umask rules when saving new file (bug 343158)
  add meson HL
  As Varnish 4.x introduces various syntax changes compared to Varnish 3.x, I wrote additional, separate syntax highlighting files for Varnish 4 (varnish4.xml,  varnishtest4.xml).
  fix HiDPI issues
  vimode: don't crash if the <c-e> command gets executed in the end of a document. (bug 350299)
  Support QML multi-line strings.
  fix syntax of oors.xml
  add CartoCSS hl by Lukas Sommer (bug 340756)
  fix floating point HL, use the inbuilt Float like in C (bug 348843)
  split directions did got reversed (bug 348845)
  Bug 348317 - [PATCH] Katepart syntax highlighting should recognize \u0123 style escapes for JavaScript (bug 348317)
  add *.cljs (bug 349844)
  Update the GLSL highlighting file.
  fixed default colors to be more distinguishable


  Delete old highlighter

KWallet Framework

  Fix Windows build
  Print a warning with error code when opening the wallet by PAM fails
  Return the backend error code rather than -1 when opening a wallet failed
  Make the backend's "unknown cipher" a negative return code
  Watch for PAM_KWALLET5_LOGIN for KWallet5
  Fix crash when MigrationAgent::isEmptyOldWallet() check fails
  KWallet can now be unlocked by PAM using kwallet-pam module


  New API taking QIcon parameters to set the icons in the tab bar
  KCharSelect: Fix unicode category and use boundingRect for width calculation
  KCharSelect: fix cell width to fit contents
  KMultiTabBar margins now are ok on HiDPI screens
  KRuler: deprecate unimplemented KRuler::setFrameStyle(), clean up comments
  KEditListWidget: remove margin, so it aligns better with other widgets


  Harden NETWM data reading (bug 350173)
  guard for older Qt versions like in kio-http
  Private headers for platform plugins are installed.
  Platform specific parts loaded as plugins.


  Fix method behavior KShortcutsEditorPrivate::importConfiguration

Plasma Framework

  Using a pinch gesture one can now switch between the different zoom levels of the calenda
  comment about code duplication in icondialog
  Slider groove color was hardcoded, modified to use color scheme
  Use QBENCHMARK instead of a hard requirement on the machine's performance
  Calendar navigation has been significantly improved, providing a year and decade overview
  PlasmaCore.Dialog now has an 'opacity' property
  Make some space for the radio button
  Don't show the circular background if there's a menu
  Add X-Plasma-NotificationAreaCategory definition
  Set notifications and osd to show on all desktops
  Print useful warning when we can not get valid KPluginInfo
  Fix potential endless recursion in PlatformStatus::findLookAndFeelPackage()
  Rename software-updates.svgz to software.svgz


  Add in CMake bits to enable building of Voikko plugin.
  Implement Sonnet::Client factory for Voikko spell chekers.
  Implement Voikko based spell checker (Sonnet::SpellerPlugin)

David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
Working on KDE Frameworks 5

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