KDE Frameworks 5.29.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Mon Dec 12 22:10:57 GMT 2016

12th December 2016. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.29.0.

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.

New framework

This release includes Prison, a new framework for barcode generation (including QR codes).


FreeBSD was added to metainfo.yaml in all frameworks tested to work on FreeBSD.


  Performance improvements when writing (4 * speedup for writing out data)

Breeze Icons

  add vnd.rar mime for shared-mime-info 1.7 (bug 372461)
  add claws icon (bug 371914)
  add gdrive icon instead of a generic cloud icon (bug 372111)
  fix bug "list-remove-symcolic use wrong image" (bug 372119)
  other additions and improvements

Extra CMake Modules

  Skip Python bindings test if PyQt isn't installed
  Only add the test if python is found
  Reduce the CMake minimum required
  Add ecm_win_resolve_symlinks module

Framework Integration

  find QDBus, needed by appstream kpackage handler
  Let KPackage have dependencies from packagekit & appstream


  Properly sending the resource linked event

KDE Doxygen Tools

  Adapt to quickgit -> cgit change
  Fix bug if group name is not defined. Can still break under bad conditions


  Add errorString() method to provide error info


  Add timeout property (bug 363200)


  kconfig_compiler - generate code with overrides
  Properly parse function keywords (bug 371562)


  Ensure menu actions get the intended MenuRole


  KTextToHtml: fix bug "[1] added at the end of a hyperlink" (bug 343275)
  KUser: Only search for an avatar if loginName isn't empty


  Align with KInit and don't use DISPLAY on Mac
  Don't close all file descriptors on OS X


  src/kgendesignerplugin.cpp - add overrides to generated code


  Unsets XDG_RUNTIME_DIR in processes run with kdesu


  Actually find FFMpeg's libpostproc


  java: apply the names to the right buttons
  java: set names in permission dialog


  Check properly pointer inequality from dngettext (bug 372681)


  Allow showing icons from all categories (bug 216653)


  Set environment variables from KLaunchRequest when starting new process


  Ported to categorized logging
  Fix compilation against WinXP SDK
  Allow uppercase checksums matching in Checksums tab (bug 372518)
  Never stretch the last (=date) column in the file dialog (bug 312747)
  Import and update kcontrol docbooks for code in kio from kde-runtime master
  [OS X] make KDE's trash use the OS X trash
  SlaveBase: add documentation about event loops and notifications and kded modules


  Add new archive management option (subdir) to knsrc
  Consume the new error signals (set job errors)
  Handle oddity regarding files disappearing when just created
  Actually install the core headers, with CamelCases


  [KStatusNotifierItem] Save / restore widget position during hide / restore it window (bug 356523)
  [KNotification] Allow annotating notifications with URLs

KPackage Framework

  keep installing metadata.desktop (bug 372594)
  manually load metadata if absolute path is passed
  Fix potential failure if package is not appstream compatible
  Let KPackage know about X-Plasma-RootPath
  Fix generating the metadata.json file


  More utempter path searching (including /usr/lib/utempter/)
  Add library path so utempter binary is found in Ubuntu 16.10


  Prevent Qt warnings about an unsupported clipboard mode on Mac
  Use syntax definitions from KF5::SyntaxHighlighting


  Don't replace window icons with the result of a failed lookup


  [client] Fix nullptr dereference in ConfinedPointer and LockedPointer
  [client] Install pointerconstraints.h
  [server] Fix regression in SeatInterface::end/cancelPointerPinchGesture
  Implementation of PointerConstraints protcol
  [server] Reduce overhead of pointersForSurface
  Return SurfaceInterface::size in global compositor space
  [tools/generator] Generate enum FooInterfaceVersion on server side
  [tools/generator] Wrap wl_fixed request args in wl_fixed_from_double
  [tools/generator] Generate implementation of client side requests
  [tools/generator] Generate client side resource factories
  [tools/generator] Generate callbacks and listener on client side
  [tools/generator] Pass this as q pointer to Client::Resource::Private
  [tools/generator] Generate Private::setup(wl_foo *arg) on client side
  Implementation of PointerGestures protocol


  Prevent crashing on Mac
  Don't replace icons with the result of a failed lookup
  KMessageWidget: fix layout when wordWrap is enabled without actions
  KCollapsibleGroupBox: don't hide widgets, override focus policy instead


  [KWindowInfo] Add pid() and desktopFileName()

Oxygen Icons

  Add application-vnd.rar icon (bug 372461)

Plasma Framework

  Check for metadata validity in settingsFileChanged (bug 372651)
  Don't flip tabbar layout if vertical
  Remove radialGradient4857 (bug 372383)
  [AppletInterface] Never pull focus away from fullRepresentation (bug 372476)
  Fix SVG icon ID prefix (bug 369622)


  winutils_p.h: Restore compatibility with WinXP SDK


  Also search for hunspell-1.5

Syntax Highlighting

  Normalize XML license attribute values
  Sync syntax definitions from ktexteditor
  Fix folding region merging

Security information

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