KDE Frameworks 5.20.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Sun Mar 13 14:58:36 GMT 2016

13th March 2016. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.20.0.

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.

Breeze Icons

  Many new icons
  Add virtualbox mimetype icons and some other missing mimetypes
  Add synaptic and octopi icon support
  Fix cut icon (bug 354061)
  Fix name of audio-headphones.svg (+=d)
  Rating icons with smaller margin (1px)

Framework Integration

  Remove possible file-name in KDEPlatformFileDialog::setDirectory()
  Don't filter by name if we have mime types


  Remove dependency on Qt5::Widgets
  Remove dependency on KDBusAddons
  Remove dependency on KI18n
  Remove unused includes
  Shell scripts output improved
  Added the data model (ActivitiesModel) showing the activities to the library
  Build only the library by default
  Remove the service and workspace components from the build
  Move the library into src/lib from src/lib/core
  Fix CMake warning
  Fix crash in activities context menu (bug 351485)


  Fix kded5 dead lock when a program using kauth exits


  KConfigIniBackend: Fix expensive detach in lookup


  Fix Kdelibs4 config migration for Windows
  Add API to get Frameworks runtime version info
  KRandom: Don't use up 16K of /dev/urandom to seed rand() (bug 359485)


  Don't call null object pointer (bug 347962)


  Make it possible to compile with -DQT_NO_CAST_FROM_ASCII

KDELibs 4 Support

  Fix session management for KApplication based applications (bug 354724)


  Use unicode characters for callouts


  KFileMetadata can now query and store information about the original email a saved file may have been an attachment of


  Fix cursor updating in view
  Limit string memory use
  KHTML java applet viewer: repair broken DBus call to kpasswdserver


  Use portable import macro for nl_msg_cat_cntr
  Skip looking up . and .. to find the translations for an application
  Restrict _nl_msg_cat_cntr use to GNU gettext implementations
  Add KLocalizedString::languages()
  Place Gettext calls only if catalog has been located


  Make sure variable is being initialized


  kdeinit: Prefer loading libraries from RUNPATH
  Implement "Qt5 TODO: use QUrl::fromStringList"


  Fix KIO app-slave connection breaking if appName contains a '/' (bug 357499)
  Try multiple authentication methods in case of failures
  help: fix mimeType() on get()
  KOpenWithDialog: show mimetype name and comment in "Remember" checkbox text (bug 110146)
  A series of changes to avoid a directory relist after a file rename in more cases (bug 359596)
  http: rename m_iError to m_kioError
  kio_http: read and discard body after a 404 with errorPage=false
  kio_http: fix mimetype determination when URL ends with '/'
  FavIconRequestJob: add accessor hostUrl() so that konqueror can find out what the job was for, in the slot
  FavIconRequestJob: fix job hanging when aborting due to favicon too big
  FavIconRequestJob: fix errorString(), it only had the URL
  KIO::RenameDialog: restore preview support, add date and size labels (bug 356278)
  KIO::RenameDialog: refactor duplicated code
  Fix wrong path-to-QUrl conversions
  Use kf5.kio in the category name to match other categories


  KLinkItemSelectionModel: Add new default constructor
  KLinkItemSelectionModel: Make the linked selection model settable
  KLinkItemSelectionModel: Handle changes to the selectionModel model
  KLinkItemSelectionModel: Don't store model locally
  KSelectionProxyModel: Fix iteration bug
  Reset KSelectionProxyModel state when needed
  Add a property indicating whether the models form a connected chain
  KModelIndexProxyMapper: Simplify logic of connected check


  Limit string memory use


  Show a warning if there's an error in the Engine

Package Framework

  Let KDocTools stay optional on KPackage


  Fix deprecated API usage
  Add actionType to the declarative plugin
  Reverse the filtering logic in PersonsSortFilterProxyModel
  Make the QML example slightly more usable
  Add actionType to the PersonActionsModel


  Simplify code, reduce pointer dereferences, container-related improvements
  Add kmimeassociations_dumper test program, inspired by bug 359850
  Fix chromium/wine apps not loading on some distributions (bug 213972)


  Fix highlighting of all occurences in ReadOnlyPart
  Don't iterate over a QString as if it was a QStringList
  Properly initialize static QMaps
  Prefer toDisplayString(QUrl::PreferLocalFile)
  Support surrogate character sending from input method
  Do not crash on shutdown when text animation is still running

KWallet Framework

  Make sure KDocTools is looked-up
  Don't pass a negative number to dbus, it asserts in libdbus
  Clean cmake files
  KWallet::openWallet(Synchronous): don't time out after 25 seconds


  support _NET_WM_BYPASS_COMPOSITOR (bug 349910)


  Use non-native Language name as fallback
  Fix session management broken since KF5 / Qt5 (bug 354724)
  Shortcut schemes: support globally installed schemes
  Use Qt's qHash(QKeySequence) when building against Qt 5.6+
  Shortcut schemes: fix bug where two KXMLGUIClients with the same name overwrite each other's scheme file
  kxmlguiwindowtest: add shortcuts dialog, for testing the shortcut schemes editor
  Shortcut schemes: improve usability by changing texts in GUI
  Shortcut schemes: improve scheme list combo (automatic size, don't clear on unknown scheme)
  Shortcut schemes: don't prepend the guiclient name to the filename
  Shortcut schemes: create dir before trying to save a new shortcut scheme
  Shortcut schemes: restore layout margin, it looks very cramped otherwise
  Fix memory leak in KXmlGui startup hook

Plasma Framework

  IconItem: Don't overwrite source when using QIcon::name()
  ContainmentInterface: Fix use of QRect right() and bottom()
  Remove effectively duplicate code path for handling QPixmaps
  Add API docs for IconItem
  Fix stylesheet (bug 359345)
  Don't wipe window mask on every geometry change when compositing is active and no mask has been set
  Applet: Don't crash on remove panel (bug 345723)
  Theme: Discard pixmap cache when changing theme (bug 359924)
  IconItemTest: Skip when grabToImage fails
  IconItem: Fix changing color of svg icons loaded from icon theme
  Fix svg iconPath resolving in IconItem
  If path is passed, pick the tail (bug 359902)
  Add properties configurationRequired and reason
  Move contextualActionsAboutToShow to Applet
  ScrollViewStyle: Do not use margins of the flickable item
  DataContainer: Fix slot checks before connect/disconnect
  ToolTip: Prevent multiple geometry changes while changing contents
  SvgItem: Don't use Plasma::Theme from rendering thread
  AppletQuickItem: Fix finding own attached layout (bug 358849)
  Smaller expander for the taskbar
  ToolTip: Stop show timer if hideTooltip is called (bug 358894)
  Disable animation of icons in plasma tooltips
  Drop animations from tooltips
  Default theme follows color scheme
  Fix IconItem not loading non-theme icons with name (bug 359388)
  Prefer other containments than desktop in containmentAt()
  WindowThumbnail: Discard glx pixmap in stopRedirecting() (bug 357895)
  Remove the legacy applets filter
  ToolButtonStyle: Don't rely on an outside ID
  Don't assume we find a corona (bug 359026)
  Calendar: Add proper back/forward buttons and a "Today" button (bugs 336124, 348362, 358536)


  Don't disable language detection just because a language is set
  Disable automatic disabling of automatic spelling by default
  Fix TextBreaks
  Fix Hunspell dictionary search paths missing '/' (bug 359866)
  Add <app dir>/../share/hunspell to dictionary search path

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

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