KDE Frameworks 5.11.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Fri Jun 12 23:22:41 BST 2015

12th June 2015. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.11.0.

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.

Extra CMake Modules

  New arguments for ecm_add_tests(). (bug 345797)

Framework Integration

  Use the correct initialDirectory for the KDirSelectDialog
  Make sure the scheme is specified when overriding the start url value
  Only accept existing directories in FileMode::Directory mode


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  Make KAUTH_HELPER_INSTALL_ABSOLUTE_DIR available to all KAuth users


  KEmailAddress: Add overload for extractEmailAddress and firstEmailAddress which returns an error message.


  Fix unwanted selection when editing the filename in the file dialog (bug 344525)


  Prevent crash if QWindow::screen() is null
  Add KConfigGui::setSessionConfig() (bug 346768)


  New KPluginLoader::findPluginById() convenience API


  support creation of ConfigModule from KPluginMetdata
  fix pressAndhold events

KDELibs 4 Support

  Use QTemporaryFile instead of hardcoding a temporary file.


  Update translations
  Update customization/ru
  Fix entities with wrong links


  Cache the theme in the integration plugin


  [runtime] Move platform specific code into plugins


  Optimize KIconEngine::availableSizes()


  Do not try to complete users and assert when prepend is non-empty. (bug 346920)
  Use KPluginLoader::factory() when loading KIO::DndPopupMenuPlugin
  Fix deadlock when using network proxies (bug 346214)
  Fixed KIO::suggestName to preserve file extensions
  Kick off kbuildsycoca4 when updating sycoca5.
  KFileWidget: Don't accept files in directory only mode
  KIO::AccessManager: Make it possible to treat sequential QIODevice asynchronously


  Add new method fillMenuFromGroupingNames
  KMoreTools: add many new groupings
  KMoreToolsMenuFactory: handling for "git-clients-and-actions"
  createMenuFromGroupingNames: make url parameter optional


  Fix crash in NotifyByExecute when no widget has been set (bug 348510)
  Improve handling of notifications being closed (bug 342752)
  Replace QDesktopWidget usage with QScreen
  Ensure KNotification can be used from a non-GUI thread

Package Framework

  Guard the structure qpointer access (bug 347231)


  Use QTemporaryFile instead of hardcoding /tmp.


  Use tcgetattr & tcsetattr if available


  Fix loading of Kross modules "forms" and "kdetranslation"


  When running as root preserve file ownership on existing cache files (bug 342438)
  Guard against being unable to open stream (bug 342438)
  Fix check for invalid permissions writing file (bug 342438)
  Fix querying ksycoca for x-scheme-handler/* pseudo-mimetypes. (bug 347353)


  Allow like in KDE 4.x times 3rdparty apps/plugins to install own highlighting XML files into katepart5/syntax
  Add KTextEditor::Document::searchText()
  Bring back use of KEncodingFileDialog (bug 343255)


  Add a method to clear decorator
  Allow to use custom sonnet decorator
  Implement "find previous" in KTextEdit.
  Re-add support for speech-to-text


  KAssistantDialog: Re-add the Help button that was present in KDELibs4 version


  Add session management for KMainWindow (bug 346768)


  Drop WiMAX support for NM 1.2.0+

Plasma Framework

  Calendar components can now display week numbers (bug 338195)
  Use QtRendering for fonts in password fields
  Fix AssociatedApplicationManager lookup when a mimetype has (bug 340326)
  Fix panel background coloring (bug 347143)
  Get rid of "Could not load applet" message
  Capability to load QML kcms in plasmoid config windows
  Don't use the DataEngineStructure for Applets
  Port libplasma away from sycoca as much as possible
  [plasmacomponents] Make SectionScroller follow the ListView.section.criteria
  Scroll bars no longer automatically hide when a touch screen is present (bug 347254)


  Use one central cache for the SpellerPlugins.
  Reduce temporary allocations.
  Optimize: Do not wipe dict cache when copying speller objects.
  Optimise away save() calls by calling it once at the end if needed.

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

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