KDE Frameworks 5.74.0 released

David Faure faure at kde.org
Sat Sep 12 12:30:16 BST 2020

12th September 2020. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.74.0.

KDE Frameworks are 83 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


  Use Q_DECLARE_OPERATORS_FOR_FLAGS in same namespace as flags definition


  Relicense many files to LGPL-2.0-or-later
  Use common UDS creation code also for tags (bug 419429)
  Factor out common UDS creation code from KIO workers
  [balooctl] Show allowed formats in help text
  [balooctl] Show current file in status output in indexing state
  [balooctl] Set QDBusServiceWatcher mode from constructor
  [balooctl] Formatting cleanup
  Use Q_DECLARE_OPERATORS_FOR_FLAGS in same namespace as flags definition
  [OrPostingIterator] Do not advance when wanted id is lower than current
  [Extractor] Remove QWidgets dependency from extractor helper
  [Extractor] Remove KAboutData from extractor helper executable
  Update various references in README
  [FileContentIndexer] Remove unused config constructor argument and member
  [balooctl] Fix QProcess::start deprecated warning, provide empty args list
  [Engine] Propagate transaction errors (bug 425017)
  [Engine] Remove unsused method hasChanges from {Write}Transaction
  Don't index .ytdl files (bug 424925)

Breeze Icons

  Make the keepassxc icon more faithful to the official one
  Add more symlinks for new keepassxc system tray icon names (bug 425928)
  Add another alias for keepass icon (bug 425928)
  Add icon for Godot project MIME type
  Add icon for Anaconda installer
  Add 96px places icons
  Remove unused places to communicate
  Run application-x-bzip-compressed-tar through `scour` (bug 425089)
  Make application-gzip symlink to application-x-gzip (bug 425059)
  Add aliases for MP3 icons (bug 425059)

Extra CMake Modules

  Strip leading zeros from numerical version numbers in C++ code
  Add timeout for qmlplugindump calls
  Add WaylandProtocols find module
  invoke update-mime-database with -n

Framework Integration

  Clarify license statement according to KDElibs History


  Use Boost::boost for older CMake versions


  Drop empty X-KDE-PluginInfo-Depends

KDE Doxygen Tools

  Document dependencies in requirements.txt and install them in setup.py
  Opt-In Display of Library License


  Use Q_DECLARE_OPERATORS_FOR_FLAGS in same namespace as flags definition


  KBookmarkManager: clear memory tree when the file is deleted


  Always store X-KDE-VOLATILE-XXX properties as volatile
  Document the expected TZ transitions in Prague


  KCModuleData: Fix headers, improve api doc and rename method
  Extend KCModuleData with revertToDefaults and matchQuery functionnality
  Try to avoid horizontal scrollbar in KCMultiDialog
  Add KCModuleData as base class for plugin
  Allow extra button to be added to KPluginSelector (bug 315829)


  Make KWindowConfig::allConnectedScreens() static and internal (bug 425953)
  Add standard shortcut for "Create Folder"
  Introduce method to query KConfigSkeletonItem default value
  Remember window sizes on a per-screen-arrangement basis
  Extract code to get list of connected screens into a re-usable function
  Add functions to save and restore window positions on non-Wayland platforms (bug 415150)


  Avoid swapping defaults to read KConfigSkeletonItem default value
  Fix KLanguageName::nameForCodeInLocale for codes that QLocale doesn't know about
  KLanguageName::allLanguageCodes: Take into account there can be more than one locale directory
  KConfigDialog: Try to avoid horizontal scrollbars
  Function that returns the list of Language Codes


  Addressee::parseEmailAddress(): Check length of full name before trimming


  Add *.kcrash glob pattern to KCrash Report MIME type
  Use Q_DECLARE_OPERATORS_FOR_FLAGS in same namespace as flags definition
  Do not wait for fam events indefinitely (bug 423818)
  [KFormat] Allow formatting values to arbitrary binary units
  Make it possible to KPluginMetadata from QML
  [KFormat] Fix binary example


  metainfo.yaml: Add tier key and tweak description


  [KKeySequenceItem] Make Meta+Shift+num shortcuts work
  Expose checkForConflictsAgainst property
  Add a new AbstractKCM class
  Port KRunProxy away from KRun


  org.kde.kded5.desktop: Add missing required key "Name" (bug 408802)


  Update contributor.entities
  Use placeholder markers


  Recover EmojiOne license information


  Convert old Mac line endings in lyrics tags (bug 425563)
  Port to ECM new FindTaglib module


  Load service files for shortcuts for applications data dir as fallback (bug 421329)


  Fix possible preprocessor race condition with i18n defines


  StatJob: make mostLocalUrl work only with protoclClass == :local
  KPropertiesDialog: also load plugins with JSON metadata
  Revert "[KUrlCompletion] Don't append / to completed folders" (bug 425387)
  Simplify KProcessRunner constructor
  Allow CCBUG and FEATURE keywords for bugs.kde.org (bug )
  Update help text for editing the app command in a .desktop entry to comply with current spec (bug 425145)
  KFileFilterCombo: Don't add the allTypes option if we only have 1 item
  Use Q_DECLARE_OPERATORS_FOR_FLAGS in same namespace as flags definition
  Fix potential crash deleting a menu in event handler (bug 402793)
  [filewidgets] Fix KUrlNavigatorButton padding on breadcrumb (bug 425570)
  ApplicationLauncherJob: tweak docs
  Fix untranlated items in kfileplacesmodel
  ApplicationLauncherJob: fix crash if there's no open-with handler set
  Rename "Web Shortcuts" KCM to "Web Search Keywords"
  KFileWidget: reparse config to grab dirs added by other instances of the app (bug 403524)
  Move web shortcuts kcm to search category
  Automatically remove trailing whitespace instead of showing a warning
  Avoid systemd launched applications from closing forked children (bug 425201)
  smb: fix share name availability check
  smb: keep stderr of net commands on add/remove (bug 334618)
  smb: rejigger guest allowed check and publish as areGuestsAllowed
  KFileWidget: Clear urls before rebuilding the list
  KFileWidget: remove default URLs top path combo
  KFilePlacesModel: add default places when upgrading from older version
  Fix 2-years regression in KUrlComboBox, setUrl() didn't append anymore


  kirigami.pri: Add managedtexturenode.cpp
  make buddyfor custom positioning work again
  Account for More button size if we already know it will be visible
  Add a property to ToolBarLayout to control how to deal with item height (bug 425675)
  make checkbox labels readable again
  support displayComponent for actions
  make submenus visible
  Fix QSGMaterialType forward declaration
  Make OverlaySheet header and footer use appropriate background colors
  Check low power environment variable for value, not just if it is set
  Add setShader function to ShadowedRectangleShader to simplify setting shaders
  Add a low power version of the sdf functions file
  Make overloads of sdf_render use the full-argument sdf_render function
  Remove need for core profile defines in shadowedrect shader main
  Base inner rectangle on outer rectangle for bordered shadowedrectangle
  Use the right shaders for ShadowedTexture when using core profile
  Add "lowpower" versions of the shadowedrectangle shaders
  Initialize m_component member in PageRoute
  Fix Material SwipeListItem
  new logic to remove acceleration marks (bug 420409)
  remove forceSoftwarerendering for now
  just show the source item on software rendering
  a software fallback for the shadowed texture
  Use the new showMenuArrow property on background for the menu arrow
  don't hide the header when overshooting up
  move ManagedTextureNode in own file
  ToolBarLayout: Add spacing to visibleWidth if we're displaying the more button
  Do not override Heading pixel size in BreadCrumbControl (bug 404396)
  Update app template
  [passivenotification] Set explicit padding (bug 419391)
  Enable clipping in the GlobalDrawer StackView
  Remove opacity from disabled PrivateActionToolButton
  Make ActionToolBar a control
  swipenavigator: add control over which pages are displayed
  Declare the underlying type of the DisplayHint enum to be uint
  Add ToolBarLayout/ToolBarLayoutDelegate to pri file
  kirigami.pro: Use source file list from kirigami.pri
  Do not delete incubators in completion callback
  Ensure menuActions remains an array instead of a list property
  Add return type to DisplayHint singleton lambda
  Account for item height when vertically centering delegates
  Always queue a new layout, even if we are currently layouting
  Rework InlineMessage layout using anchors
  Use full width to check if all actions fit
  Add a comment about the extra spacing for centering
  Fix check for tooltip text in PrivateActionToolButton
  Workaround qqc2-desktop-style ToolButton not respecting non-flat IconOnly
  Prefer collapsing KeepVisible actions over hiding later KeepVisible actions
  Hide all following actions when the first action gets hidden
  Add a notify signal for ToolBarLayout::actions and emit it at the right time
  Expose action to separator of ActionsMenu
  Rename ActionsMenu loaderDelegate kirigamiAction property to action
  Add missing loaderDelegate that checks visibility
  Hide action delegates until they are positioned
  ToolBarLayout: Replace custom lazy-loading of delegates with QQmlIncubator
  Move displayHintSet to C++ so it can be called from there
  Support right-to-left mode in ToolBarLayout
  Add minimumWidth property to ToolBarLayout
  Rework PrivateActionToolButton for improved performance
  Deprecate ActionToolBar::hiddenActions
  Set layout hints for ActionToolBar
  Use non-deprecated DisplayHint in ToolBarPageHeader
  Display component errors if delegate items fail instantiation
  Hide delegates of actions that were removed
  Cleanup full/icon delegate items on delegate destruction
  Enfore full/icon delegate item visibility
  Use ToolBarLayout for ActionToolBar's layouting
  Add some comments to ToolBarLayout::maybeHideDelegate
  Add visibleWidth property to ToolBarLayout
  Introduce ToolBarLayout native object
  Move DisplayHint from Action to C++ enums file
  Add icons used in the about page to cmake icon packaging macro


  Fix cache sync issues with QtQuick dialog (bug 417985)
  Drop empty X-KDE-PluginInfo-Depends
  Remove entries if they do not match filter anymore (bug 425135)
  Fix edge case where KNS gets stuck (bug 423055)
  Make the internal kpackage job task less fragile (bug 425811)
  Remove downloaded file when using kpackage installation
  Support a different style of kpackage knsrc for fallback
  Handle /* notation for RemoveDeadEntries (bug 425704)
  Make it easier to get the cache for an already initialised engine
  Add a reverse lookup for entries based on their installed files
  Use /* notation for subdir uncompression and allow subdir uncompression if file is archive
  Fix flood of "Pixmap is a null pixmap" warnings
  Remove slashes from entry name when interpreting it as path (bug 417216)
  Fix a sometimes-crash with the KPackageJob task (bug 425245)
  Use same spinner for loading and initializing (bug 418031)
  Remove details button (bug 424895)
  Run uninstall script async (bug 418042)
  Disable search when not available
  Hide load more spinner while updating/installing (bug 422047)
  Do not append download target dir to entry files
  Remove * character when passing dir to script
  Do not focus first element in icon view mode (bug 424894)
  Avoid unnecessary starting of uninstall job
  Add a RemoveDeadEntries option for knsrc files (bug 417985)
  [QtQuick dialog] Fix last instance of incorrect update icon
  [QtQuick dialog] Use more appropriate uninstall icons

KPackage Framework

  Do not delete package root if package was deleted (bug 410682)


  Add a fillColorSource property to Line charts
  Calculate smoothing based on item size and device pixel ratio
  Use average of size instead of maximum to determine line smoothness
  Base amount of smoothing in line charts on chart size


  Add template for python runner
  Update template for KDE Store compatibility and improve README
  Add support for runner syntaxes to dbus runners
  Save RunnerContext after each match session (bug 424505)


  Implement invokeTerminal on Windows with workdir, command and envs
  Fix application preference ordering for mimetypes with multiple inheritance (bug 425154)
  Bundle the Application servicetype into a qrc file
  Expand tilde character when reading working directory (bug 424974)


  Vimode: Make the small delete register (-) directly accessible
  Vimode: Copy the behavior of vim's numbered registers
  Vimode: Simplify the append-copy implementation
  Make "search for selection" search if there is no selection
  Multiline mode makes sense only for mutli-line regex
  Add comment about checking pattern.isEmpty()
  Port the search interface from QRegExp to QRegularExpression
  Vimode: Implement append-copy
  Speed up a *lot* loading large files
  Only show zoom level when it is not 100%
  Add a zoom indicator to the status bar
  Added a separate config option for bracket match preview
  Show a preview of the matching open bracket's line
  Allow more control over invocation of completion models when automatic invocation is not used

KWallet Framework

  Avoid clash with a macro in ctype.h from OpenBSD


  Add KRecentFilesMenu to replace KRecentFileAction


  Install platform plugins in a directory with no dots in file name (bug 425652)
  [xcb] Scaled icon geometry correctly everywhere


  Allow opting out of remembering window positions on X11 (bug 415150)
  Save and restore position of main window (bug 415150)

Plasma Framework

  [PC3/BusyIndicator] Avoid running invisible animation
  Don't use highlightedTextColor for TabButtons
  Remove Layout.minimumWidth from Button and ToolButton
  Use the spacing property for the spacing between Button/ToolButton icons and labels
  Add private/ButtonContent.qml for PC3 Buttons and ToolButtons
  Change PC3 Button and ToolButton implicitWidth and implicitHeight to account for inset values
  Add implicitWidth and implicitHeight to ButtonBackground
  Fix incorrect default for PlasmaExtras.ListItem (bug 425769)
  Don't let the background become smaller than the svg (bug 424448)
  Use Q_DECLARE_OPERATORS_FOR_FLAGS in same namespace as flags definition
  Make PC3 BusyIndicator visuals keep a 1:1 aspect ratio (bug 425504)
  Use ButtonFocus and ButtonHover in PC3 ComboBox
  Use ButtonFocus and ButtonHover in PC3 RoundButton
  Use ButtonFocus and ButtonHover in PC3 CheckIndicator
  Unify the flat/normal behavior of PC3 Buttons/ToolButtons (bug 425174)
  Make Heading use PC3 Label
  [PlasmaComponents3] Make checkbox text fill its layout
  Give PC2 slider implicitWidth and implicitHeight
  Copy files rather than broken symlinks
  Fix toolbutton-hover margins in button.svg (bug #425255)
  [PlasmaComponents3] very small refactor of ToolButton shadow code
  [PlasmaComponents3] Fix reversed condition for flat ToolButton shadow
  [PlasmaComponents3] Strip mnemonic ampersands from tooltip text
  Only draw the focus indicator when we got focus via the keyboard (bug 424446)
  Drop implicit minimum sizing from PC2 and PC3 Buttons
  Add PC3 equivalent to PC2 ListItem
  Fix toolbar svg
  [pc3] Make ToolBar more aligned with qqc2-desktop-style one
  Expose the applet metadata in AppletInterface
  Don't truncate DPR to an integer in cache ID
  Add timeout property to ToolTipArea
  Set type to Dialog in flags if type is Dialog::Normal


  Apply initial configuration data when loading config UI
  Restore behaviour of AlternativesView
  [jobcontroller] Disable separate process
  Rework job view handling (bug 419170)


  Fix StandardKey shortcut sequences in MenuItem showing as numbers
  Don't use parent height/width for implicit ToolSeparator sizing (bug 425949)
  Only use "focus" style for non-flat toolbuttons on press
  Add top and bottom padding to ToolSeparator
  Make ToolSeparator respect topPadding and bottomPadding values
  Make MenuSeparator use background's calculated height not implicitheight
  Fix toolbuttons with menus using newer Breeze
  Draw the entire CheckBox control via the QStyle


  Adding static storageAccessFromPath method, needed by https://phabricator.kde.org/D28745


  Correct license exception

Syntax Highlighting

  convert all themes to new keys for editor colors
  change theme json format, use meta object enum names for editor colors
  check kateversion >= 5.62 for fallthroughContext without fallthrough="true" and use attrToBool for boolean attribute
  Add syntax definition for todo.txt
  fix matchEscapedChar(): the last character of a line is ignored
  Fix isDigit(), isOctalChar() and isHexChar(): must only match ascii characters
  generate themes overview
  add theme meta data to header of HTML pages we generate
  start to generate theme collection page
  rename 'Default' to 'Breeze Light'
  Varnish, Vala & TADS3: use the default color style
  Improve the Vim Dark color theme
  Add Vim Dark color theme
  add syntax-highlighting theme files to json highlighting
  Ruby/Rails/RHTML: add spellChecking in itemDatas
  Ruby/Rails/RHTML: use the default color style and other improvements
  LDIF, VHDL, D, Clojure & ANS-Forth94: use the default color style
  ASP: use the default color style and other improvements
  let objective-c win for .m files
  .mm is more likely Objective-C++ then meta math
  use notAsciiDelimiters only with a not ascii char
  optimize isWordDelimiter(c) with ascii character
  optimize Context::load
  use std::make_shared which removes the allocation on the control block
  add proper license to update scripty
  move update script for kate-editor.org/syntax to syntax repository
  SELinux CIL & Scheme: update bracket colors for dark themes
  POV-Ray: use default color style
  use krita installer NSIS script as example input, taken from krita.git
  add hint to update script for website
  Add minimal Django Template example
  update refs after latest hl changes
  CMake: fix illegible colors in dark themes and other improvements
  Add pipe and ggplot2 example
  fix naming error for varnish hl
  use right highlighting for 68k ASM: Motorola 68k (VASM/Devpac)
  fix XML to be valid in respect to XSD
  BrightScript: Add exception syntax
  Improve comments in some syntax definitions (Part 3)
  R Script: use default color style and other improvements
  PicAsm: fix unknown preprocessor keywords highlighting
  Improve comments in some syntax definitions (Part 2)
  Modelines: remove LineContinue rules
  quickfix broken hl file
  Optimization: check if we are on a comment before using ##Doxygen which contains several RegExpr
  Assembly languages: several fixes and more context highlighting
  ColdFusion: use the default color style and replace some RegExpr rules
  Improve comments in some syntax definitions, Pt. 1
  Use angle brackets for context information
  Revert removal of byte-order-mark
  xslt: change color of XSLT tags
  Ruby, Perl, QML, VRML & xslt: use the default color style and improve comments
  txt2tags: improvements and fixes, use the default color style
  Fix errors and add fallthroughContext=AttrNormal for each context of diff.xml because all rules contain column=0
  fix issues found by static checker
  import Pure highlighting from https://github.com/jgm/skylighting/blob/master/skylighting-core/xml/pure.xml
  fix kateversion attribute
  make highlighting lookup order independent of translations
  fix version format + spacing issues
  import Modula-3 highlighting from https://github.com/jgm/skylighting/blob/master/skylighting-core/xml/modula-3.xml
  fix version format
  fix spacing stuff found by static checker
  import LLVM highlighting from https://github.com/jgm/skylighting/blob/master/skylighting-core/xml/llvm.xml
  fix spacing stuff found by static checker
  import Idris from https://github.com/jgm/skylighting/blob/master/skylighting-core/xml/idris.xml
  fix faults found by static checker
  import ATS from https://github.com/jgm/skylighting/blob/master/skylighting-core/xml/ats.xml
  detach only for not freshly created data
  create StateData on demand

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