KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Fri Nov 13 11:49:21 GMT 2015

13th November 2015. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.16.0.

KDE Frameworks are 70 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.


  Monitor lib: Use Kformat::spelloutDuration to localize time string
  Use KDE_INSTALL_DBUSINTERFACEDIR to install dbus interfaces
  UnindexedFileIndexer: Handle files that have been moved when baloo_file was not running
  Remove Transaction::renameFilePath and add DocumentOperation for it.
  Make consturctors with a single parameter explicit
  UnindexedFileIndexer: only index required parts of file
  Transaction: add method to return timeInfo struct
  Added exclude mimetypes to balooctl's config
  Databases: Use QByteArray::fromRawData when passing data to a codec
  Balooctl: Move 'status' command to its own class
  Balooctl: Show help menu if the command is not recognized
  Balooshow: Allow us to lookup files by their inode + devId
  Balooctl monitor: stop if baloo dies
  MonitorCommand: Use both the started and finished signals
  Balooctl monitor: Move to a proper command class
  Add dbus notification for when we start/finish indexing a file
  FileIndexScheduler: Forcibly kill threads on exit
  WriteTransaction commit: Avoid fetching the positionList unless required
  WriteTransaction: Extra asserts in replaceDocument


  isBluetoothOperational now also depends on unblocked rfkill
  Fix determining global state of rfkill switch
  QML API: Mark properties without notify signal as constants

Extra CMake Modules

  Warn instead of error if ecm_install_icons finds no icons. (bug 354610)
  make it possible to build KDE Frameworks 5 with a plain qt 5.5.x installed from the normal qt.io installer on mac os
  Do not unset cache variables in KDEInstallDirs. (bug 342717)

Framework Integration

  Set default value for WheelScrollLines
  Fix WheelScrollLines settings with Qt >= 5.5 (bug 291144)
  Switch to Noto font for Plasma 5.5


  Fixing the build against Qt 5.3
  Moved the boost.optional include to the place that uses it
  Replacing the boost.optional usage in continuations with a slimmer optional_view structure
  Added support for a custom ordering of linked results
  Allow QML to invoke activities KCM
  Adding the support for activity deletion to activities KCM
  New activity configuration UI
  New configuration UI that supports adding description and wallpaper
  Settings UI is now properly modularized


  Fix KArchive for behavior change in Qt 5.6
  Fix memleaks, lower memory usage


  Handle proxying qInfo messages
  Wait for async call starting helper to finish before checking the reply (bug 345234)
  Fix variable name, otherwise there's no way the include can work


  Fix usage of ecm_create_qm_loader.
  Fix include variable
  Use KDE_INSTALL_FULL_ variant, so there is no ambiguity
  Allow KConfig to use resources as fallback config files


  Make KConfigWidgets self contained, bundle the one global file in a resource
  Make doctools optional


  KAboutData: apidoc "is is" -> "is" addCredit(): ocsUserName -> ocsUsername
  KJob::kill(Quiet) should also exit the event loop
  Add support for desktop file name to KAboutData
  Use correct escaping character
  Reduce some allocations
  Make KAboutData::translators/setTranslators simple
  Fix setTranslator example code
  desktopparser: skip the Encoding= key
  desktopfileparser: Address review comments
  Allow setting service types in kcoreaddons_desktop_to_json()
  desktopparser: Fix parsing of double and bool values
  Add KPluginMetaData::fromDesktopFile()
  desktopparser: Allow passing relative paths to service type files
  desktopparser: Use more categorized logging
  QCommandLineParser uses -v for --version so just use --verbose
  Remove lots of duplicated code for desktop{tojson,fileparser}.cpp
  Parse ServiceType files when reading .desktop files
  Make SharedMimeInfo an optional requirement
  Remove call to QString::squeeze()
  desktopparser: avoid unnecessary utf8 decoding
  desktopparser: Don't add another entry if entry ends in a separator
  KPluginMetaData: Warn when a list entry is not a JSON list
  Add mimeTypes() to KPluginMetaData


  Improve search for drkonqui and keep it silent per default if not found


  ConfigPropertyMap can now be queried for immutable config options using the isImmutable(key) method
  Unbox QJSValue in config property map
  EventGenerator: Add support for sending wheel events
  fix lost QuickViewSharedEngine initialSize on initializing.
  fix ciritical regression for QuickViewSharedEngine by commit 3792923639b1c480fd622f7d4d31f6f888c925b9
  make pre-specified view size precede initial object size in QuickViewSharedEngine


  Make doctools optional

KDELibs 4 Support

  Don't try to store a QDateTime in mmap'ed memory
  Sync and adopt uriencode.cmake from kdoctools.


  Add KCollapsibleGroupBox


  update pt_BR entities


  Do not XOR Shift for KP_Enter (bug 128982)
  Grab all keys for a symbol (bug 351198)
  Do not fetch keysyms twice for every keypress


  Fix printing from KHTMLPart by correctly setting printSetting parent


  kiconthemes now support themes embedded in qt resources inside the :/icons prefix like Qt does itself for QIcon::fromTheme
  Add missing required dependencies


  Recognize image/vnd.adobe.photoshop instead of image/x-psd
  Partially revert d7f457a to prevent crash on application exit


  Make doctools optional


  Save proxy url with correct scheme
  Ship the "new file templates" in the kiofilewidgets library using a .qrc (bug 353642)
  Properly handle middle click in navigatormenu
  Make kio_http_cache_cleaner deployable in application installer/bundles
  KOpenWithDialog: Fix creating desktop file with empty mimetype
  Read protocol info from plugin metadata
  Allow local kioslave deployment
  Add a .protocol to JSON converted
  Fix double-emit of result and missing warning when listing hits an inaccessible folder (bug 333436)
  Preserve relative link targets when copying symlinks. (bug 352927)
  Using suitable icons for default folders in the user home (bug 352498)
  Add an interface which allow plugin to show custom overlay icons
  Make KNotifications dep in KIO (kpac) optional
  Make doctools + wallet optional
  Avoid kio crashs if no dbus server is running
  Add KUriFilterSearchProviderActions, to show a list of actions for searching some text using web shortcuts
  Move the entries for the "Create New" menu from kde-baseapps/lib/konq to kio (bug 349654)
  Move konqpopupmenuplugin.desktop from kde-baseapps to kio (bug 350769)


  Use "_timezone" global variable for MSVC instead of "timezone". Fixes build with MSVC 2015.


  Fix 'KDE Partition Manager' desktop file and homepage URL


  Now that kparts no longer needs knotifications, only things that really want notifications require on this framework
  Add description + purpose for speech + phonon
  Make phonon dependency optional, purely internal change, like it is done for speech.


  Use deleteLater in Part::slotWidgetDestroyed().
  Remove KNotifications dep from KParts
  Use function to query ui_standards.rc location instead of hardcoding it, allows resource fallback to work


  RunnerManager: Simplify plugin loading code


  KBuildSycoca: always save, even if no change in .desktop file was noticed. (bug 353203)
  Make doctools optional
  kbuildsycoca: parse all the mimeapps.list files mentionned in the new spec.
  Use largest timestamp in subdirectory as resource directory timestamp.
  Keep MIME types separate when converting KPluginInfo to KPluginMetaData


  highlighting: gnuplot: add .plt extension
  fix validation hint, thanks to "Thomas Jarosch" <thomas.jarosch at intra2net.com>, add hint about the compile time validation, too
  Don't crash when command is not available.
  Fix bug #307107
  Haskell highlighting variables starting with _
  simplify git2 init, given we require recent enough version (bug 353947)
  bundle default configs in resource
  syntax highlighting (d-g): use default styles instead of hard-coded colors
  better scripts search, first user local stuff, then the stuff in our resources, then all other stuff, that way the user can overwrite our shipped scripts with local ones
  package all js stuff in resources, too, only 3 config files missing and ktexteditor could be just used as a library without any bundled files
  next try: put all bundled xml syntax files into a resource
  add input mode switch shortcut (bug 347769)
  bundle xml files in resource
  syntax highlighting (a-c): migrate to new default styles, remove hard-coded colors
  syntax highlighting: remove hard-coded colors and use default styles instead
  syntax highlighting: use new default styles (removes hard-coded colors)
  Better "Import" default style
  Introduce "Save As with Encoding" to save a file with different encoding, using the nice grouped encoding menu we have and replacing all save dialogs with the correct ones of the operating system without loosing this important feature.
  bundle ui file into lib, using my extension to xmlgui
  Printing again honors the selected font & color schema (bug 344976)
  Use breeze colors for saved and modified lines
  Improved icon border default colors of scheme "Normal"
  autobrace: only insert brace when next letter is empty or not alphanumeric
  autobrace: if removing start parenthesis with backspace, remove end as well
  autobrace: only establish connection once
  Autobrace: eat closing parentheses under some conditions
  Fix shortcutoverride not being forwarded to the mainwindow
  Bug 342659 - Default "bracket highlighting" color is hard to see (Normal schema fixed) (bug 342659)
  Add proper default colors for "Current Line Number" color
  bracket matching & auto-brackets: share code
  bracket matching: guard against negative maxLines
  bracket matching: just because the new range matches the old doesn't mean no update is required
  Add the width of half a space to allow painting the cursor at EOL
  fix some HiDPI issues in the icon border
  fix bug #310712: remove trailing spaces also on line with cursor (bug 310712)
  only display "mark set" message when vi input mode is active
  remove & from button text (bug 345937)
  fix update of current line number color (bug 340363)
  implement brackets insert on writing a bracket over a selection (bug 350317)
  auto brackets (bug 350317)
  fix alert HL (bug 344442)
  no column scrolling with dyn word wrap on
  remember if highlighting was set by user over sessions to not loose it on save after restore (bug 332605)
  fix folding for tex (bug 328348)
  fixed bug #327842: End of C-style comment is misdetected (bug 327842)
  save/restore dyn word wrap on session save/restore (bug 284250)


  Add a new submenu to KTextEdit to switch between spell-checking languages
  Fix loading Sonnet default settings

KWallet Framework

  Use KDE_INSTALL_DBUSINTERFACEDIR to install dbus interfaces
  Fixed KWallet configuration file warnings on login (bug 351805)
  Prefix the kwallet-pam output properly


  Add collapsible container widget, KCollapsibleGroupBox
  KNewPasswordWidget: missing color initialization
  Introduce KNewPasswordWidget


  kmainwindow: Pre-fill translator information when available. (bug 345320)
  Allow to bind the contextmenu key (lower right) to shortcuts (bug 165542)
  Add function to query standards xml file location
  Allow kxmlgui framework to be used without any installed files
  Add missing required dependencies

Plasma Framework

  Fix TabBar items being cramped together on initial creation, which can be observed in eg. Kickoff after Plasma start
  Fix dropping files onto the desktop/panel not offering a selection of actions to take
  Take QApplication::wheelScrollLines into account from ScrollView
  Use BypassWindowManagerHint only on platform X11
  delete old panel background
  more readable spinner at small sizes
  colored view-history
  calendar: Make the entire header area clickable
  calendar: Don't use current day number in goToMonth
  calendar: Fix updating decade overview
  Theme breeze icons when loaded trough IconItem
  Fix Button minimumWidth property (bug 353584)
  Introduce appletCreated signal
  Plasma Breeze Icon: Touchpad add svg id elements
  Plasma Breeze Icon: change Touchpad to 22x22px size
  Breeze Icon: add widget icon to notes
  A script to replace hardcoded colors with stylesheets
  Apply SkipTaskbar on ExposeEvent
  Don't set SkipTaskbar on every event

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

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