KDE Frameworks 5.28.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Tue Nov 15 13:37:46 GMT 2016

15th November 2016. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.28.0.

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: syntax-highlighting
Syntax highlighting engine for Kate syntax definitions

This is a stand-alone implementation of the Kate syntax highlighting engine.
It's meant as a building block for text editors as well as for simple 
highlighted text rendering (e.g. as HTML), supporting both integration with a 
custom editor as well as a ready-to-use QSyntaxHighlighter sub-class.

Breeze Icons

  update kstars action icons (bug 364981)
  Breeze Dark is listed as Breeze in System Settings wrong .themes file (bug 

Extra CMake Modules

  Don't require the python bindings dependencies for ECM
  Add the PythonModuleGeneration module


  Ignoring link status when sortin UsedResources and LinkedResources model

KDE Doxygen Tools

  [CSS] reverse changes done by doxygen 1.8.12
  Add doxygenlayout file
  Update way of defining group names


  Make sure we can do more than one request
  Make sure we get to know about progress by reading the program output


  Make sure we don't break compilation with past broken units
  Don't be fatal on File field not being properly parsed


  Display bad url
  Load user avatars from AccountsServicePath if it exists (bug 370362)


  [QtQuickRendererSettings] Fix default to be empty instead of "false"

KDELibs 4 Support

  Make the France flag actually use all the pixmap


  Fix 'checkXML5 generates html files in workdir for valid docbooks' (bug 


  Support non integer scale factors in kiconengine (bug 366451)


  Disabled spamming the console output with 'waiting for' messages


  imageformats/kra.h - overrides for KraPlugin capabilities() and create()


  Fix HTTP date format sent by kio_http to always use the C locale (bug 
  KACL: fix memory leaks detected by ASAN
  Fix memory leaks in KIO::Scheduler, detected by ASAN
  Removed duplicate clear button (bug 369377)
  Fix editing autostart entries when /usr/local/share/applications doesn't 
exist (bug 371194)
  [KOpenWithDialog] Hide TreeView header
  Sanitize the symlink name buffer size (bug 369275)
  Properly finish DropJobs when triggered is not emitted (bug 363936)
  ClipboardUpdater: fix another crash on Wayland (bug 359883)
  ClipboardUpdater: fix crash on Wayland (bug 370520)
  Support non integer scale factors in KFileDelegate (bug 366451)
  kntlm: Distinguish between NULL and empty domain
  Don't show overwrite dialog if file name is empty
  kioexec: use friendly filenames
  Fix focus ownership if url is changed before showing the widget
  Major performance improvement when turning previews off in the file dialog 
(bug 346403)


  Add python bindings


  Export FunctionObjectImp, used by khtml's debugger


  Separate sort roles and filters
  Make it possible to query installed entries


  Don't deref an object we haven't referenced when notification has no action
  KNotification will no longer crash when using it in a QGuiApplication and no 
notification service is running (bug 370667)
  Fix crashes in NotifyByAudio

KPackage Framework

  Make sure we're looking both for json and desktop metadata
  Guard against Q_GLOBAL_STATIC being destroyed at app shutdown
  Fix dangling pointer in KPackageJob (bug 369935)
  Remove discovery associated to a key when removing a definition
  Generate the icon into the appstream file


  Use ulog-helper on FreeBSD isntead of utempter
  search harder for utempter using basic cmake prefix as well
  workaround find_program ( utempter ...) failure(s)
  use ECM path to find utempter binary, more reliable than simple cmake prefix


  i18n: handle strings in kdevtemplate files


  Breeze Dark: Darken current-line background color for better readability 
(bug 371042)
  Sorted Dockerfile instructions
  Breeze (Dark): Make comments a bit lighter for better readability (bug 
  Fix CStyle and C++/boost indenters when automatic brackets enabled (bug 
  Add modeline 'auto-brackets'
  Fix inserting text after end of file (rare case)
  Fix invalid xml highlighting files
  Maxima: Remove hard-coded colors, fix itemData Label
  Add OBJ, PLY and STL syntax definitions
  Add syntax highlighting support for Praat


  New Thermal and Electrical Units and Unit Convienience Function

KWallet Framework

  If Gpgmepp is not found, try to use KF5Gpgmepp
  Use Gpgmepp from GpgME-1.7.0


  Improved relocatability of CMake export
  [tools] Fix generation of wayland_pointer_p.h
  [tools] Generate eventQueue methods only for global classes
  [server] Fix crash on updating focused keyboard surface
  [server] Fix possible crash on creation of DataDevice
  [server] Ensure we have a DataSource on the DataDevice in setSelection
  [tools/generator] Improve resource destruction on server side
  Add request to have focus in a PlasmaShellSurface of Role Panel
  Add auto-hiding panel support to PlasmaShellSurface interface
  Support passing generic QIcon through PlasmaWindow interface
  [server] Implement the generic window property in QtSurfaceExtension
  [client] Add methods to get ShellSurface from a QWindow
  [server] Send pointer events to all wl_pointer resources of a client
  [server] Don't call wl_data_source_send_send if DataSource is unbound
  [server] Use deleteLater when a ClientConnection gets destroyed (bug 370232)
  Implement support for the relative pointer protocol
  [server] Cancel previous selection from SeatInterface::setSelection
  [server] Send key events to all wl_keyboard resources of a client


  move kcharselect-generate-datafile.py to src subdir
  Import kcharselect-generate-datafile.py script with history
  Remove outdated section
  Add Unicode copyright and permission notice
  Fix warning: Missing override
  Add symbol SMP blocks
  Fix "See also" references
  Add missing Unicode blocks; improve ordering (bug 298010)
  add character categories to the data file
  update the Unicode categories in the data file generation script
  adjust the data file generation file to be able to parse the unicode 5.2.0 
data files
  forward port fix for generating translations
  let the script to generate the data file for kcharselect also write a 
translation dummy
  Add the script to generate the data file for KCharSelect
  new KCharSelect appliaction (usnig kcharselect widget from kdelibs now)


  Improved relocatability of CMake export
  Add support for desktopFileName to NETWinInfo


  Allow using new style connect in KActionCollection::add[Action]()


  Fix include dir in pri file


  Fix include dir in pri file
  Fix moc error due to Q_ENUMS being used in a namespace, with Qt branch 5.8

Plasma Framework

  make sure OSD doesn't have Dialog flag (bug 370433)
  set context proeprties before reloading the qml (bug 371763)
  Don't reparse the metadata file if it's already loaded
  Fix crash in qmlplugindump when no QApplication is available
  Don't show "Alternatives" menu by default
  New bool to use activated signal as toggle of expanded (bug 367685)
  Fixes for building plasma-framework with Qt 5.5
  [PluginLoader] Use operator<< for finalArgs instead of initializer list
  use kwayland for shadows and dialog positioning
  Remaining missing icons and network improvements
  Move availableScreenRect/Region up to AppletInterface
  Don't load containment actions for embedded containments (system trays)
  Update applet alternatives menu entry visibility on demand


  Fix unstable ordering of query results yet again
  Add a CMake option to switch between HAL and UDisks managers on FreeBSD
  Make UDisks2 backend compile on FreeBSD (and, possibly, other UNIXes)
  Windows: Don't display error dialogs (bug 371012)

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