KDE Frameworks 5.38.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Sat Sep 9 12:55:19 BST 2017

09th September 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.38.0.

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.

Missing in last month's announcement: KF5 includes a new framework,
Kirigami, a set of QtQuick components to build user interfaces based on the KDE UX guidelines.


  Fix directory based search

Extra CMake Modules

  Set CMAKE_*_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY to run tests without installing
  Include a module for finding qml imports as runtime dependencies

Framework Integration

  Return high-resolution line edit clear icon
  Fix accepting dialogs with ctrl+return when buttons are renamed


  Refactor of the query which combines linked and used resources
  Reloading the model when the resource gets unlinked
  Fixed the query when merging linked and used resources


  Fix labels of DeleteFile/RenameFile actions (bug 382450)
  kconfigini: Strip leading whitespace when reading entry values (bug 310674)


  Deprecate KStandardAction::Help and KStandardAction::SaveOptions
  Fix labels of DeleteFile/RenameFile actions (bug 382450)
  Use "document-close" as icon for KStandardAction::close


  DesktopFileParser: add fallback lookup in ":/kservicetypes5/*"
  Add support for uninstalled plugins in kcoreaddons_add_plugin
  desktopfileparser: Fix non-compliant key/value parsing (bug 310674)


  support X-KDE-OnlyShowOnQtPlatforms


  CMake: Fix target name shortening when build dir has special characters (bug 377573)
  Add CC BY-SA 4.0 International and set it as default


  KGlobalAccel: port to KKeyServer's new method symXModXToKeyQt, to fix numpad keys (bug 183458)


  klauncher: fix appId matching for flatpak apps


  Port the webshortcuts KCM from KServiceTypeTrader to KPluginLoader::findPlugins
  [KFilePropsPlugin] Locale-format totalSize during calculation
  KIO: fix long-standing memory leak on exit
  Add mimetype filtering capabilities to KUrlCompletion
  KIO: port the URI filter plugins from KServiceTypeTrader to json+KPluginMetaData
  [KUrlNavigator] Emit tabRequested when place in menu is middle-clicked (bug 304589)
  [KUrlNavigator] Emit tabRequested when places selector is middle-clicked (bug 304589)
  [KACLEditWidget] Allow double clicking to edit entry
  [kiocore] Fix the logic error in previous commit
  [kiocore] Check that klauncher is running or not
  Really rate-limit INF_PROCESSED_SIZE messages (bug 383843)
  Don't clear Qt's SSL CA certificate store
  [KDesktopPropsPlugin] Create destination directory if it doesn't exist
  [File KIO slave] Fix applying special file attributes (bug 365795)
  Remove busy loop check in TransferJobPrivate::slotDataReqFromDevice
  make kiod5 an "agent" on Mac
  Fix proxy KCM not loading manual proxies correctly


  hide scrollbars when useless
  Add basic example for adjusting column width draggable handle
  ider layers in handles positioning
  fix handle placing when overlaps the last page
  don't show fake handle on the last column
  don't store stuff in the delegates (bug 383741)
  as we already set keyNavigationEnabled, set wraps as well
  better left-lignment for the back button (bug 383751)
  don't take into account the header 2 times when scrolling (bug 383725)
  never wrap the header labels
  adress FIXME: remove resetTimer (bug 383772)
  don't scroll away applicationheader in non mobile
  Add a property to hide the PageRow separator matching AbstractListItem
  fix scrolling with originY and bottomtotop flow
  Get rid of warnings about setting both pixel and point sizes
  don't trigger reachable mode on inverted views
  take page footer into account
  add a slightly more complex example of a chat app
  more failsafe to find the right footer
  Check item validity before using it
  Honour layer position for isCurrentPage
  use an animation instead of an animator (bug 383761)
  leave needed space for the page footer, if possible
  better dimmer for applicationitem drawers
  background dimming for applicationitem
  fix properly back button margins
  proper margins for back button
  less warnings in ApplicationHeader
  don't use plasma scaling for icon sizes
  new look for handles



  Initialize the "Pause" button state in the widget tracker


  Don't block starting notification service (bug 382444)

KPackage Framework

  refactor kpackagetool away from stringy options


  Clear previous actions on update
  Add remote runners over DBus


  Port Document/View scripting API to QJSValue-based solution
  Show icons in icon border context menu
  Replace KStandardAction::PasteText with KStandardAction::Paste
  Support fractional scaling in generating the sidebar preview
  Switch from QtScript to QtQml


  Treat input RGB buffers as premultiplied
  Update SurfaceInterface outputs when an output global gets destroyed
  KWayland::Client::Surface track output destruction
  Avoid sending data offers from an invalid source (bug 383054)


  simplify setContents by letting Qt do more of the work
  KSqueezedTextLabel: Add isSqueezed() for convenience
  KSqueezedTextLabel: Small improvements to API docs
  [KPasswordLineEdit] Set focus proxy to line edit (bug 383653)
  [KPasswordDialog] Reset geometry property


  KKeyServer: fix handling of KeypadModifier (bug 183458)


  Save up a bunch of stat() calls on application start
  Fix KHelpMenu position on Wayland (bug 384193)
  Drop broken mid-button click handling (bug 383162)
  KUndoActions: use actionCollection to set the shortcut

Plasma Framework

  [ConfigModel] Guard against adding a null ConfigCategory
  [ConfigModel] Allow programmatically adding and removing ConfigCategory (bug 372090)
  [EventPluginsManager] Expose pluginPath in model
  [Icon Item] Don't needlessly unset imagePath
  [FrameSvg] Use QPixmap::mask() instead of deprecated convoluted way via alphaChannel()
  [FrameSvgItem] Create margins/fixedMargins object on demand
  fix check state for menu items
  Force Plasma style for QQC2 in applets
  Install the PlasmaComponents.3/private folder
  Drop remains of "locolor" themes
  [Theme] Use KConfig SimpleConfig
  Avoid some unnecessary theme content lookups
  ignore spurious resize events to empty sizes (bug 382340)

Syntax Highlighting

  Add syntax definition for Adblock Plus filter lists
  Rewrite the Sieve syntax definition
  Add highlighting for QDoc configuration files
  Add highlight definition for Tiger
  Escape hyphen in rest.xml regular expressions (bug 383632)
  fix: plaintext is highlighted as powershell
  Add syntax highlighting for Metamath
  Rebased Less syntax highlighting on SCSS one (bug 369277)
  Add Pony highlighting
  Rewrite the email syntax definition

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