critical bugfix in KCoreAddons 5.30

David Edmundson david at
Sat Jan 14 16:10:10 UTC 2017

Cuurent released plasma compiled with this release, without this patch will
fail to load any new panel. It's "just a bug" but it's new and quite major.

On 14 Jan 2017 3:50 p.m., "David Faure" <faure at> wrote:

On mercredi 11 janvier 2017 16:21:08 CET Marco Martin wrote:
> hi all,
> due to a problematic commit in kcoreaddons (49bc26a135bf) some problems to
> kcoreaddons users ensued.
> one was that the order of keys in desktop files mattered, because if
> the servicetypes entry was after a key which format depends from the
> servicetype (ie not a string) the resulting json would be wrong
> 2a9b56e93407608 fixes that
> 045c64033ef1
> this patch should be used in distributions and/or a kcoreaddons 5.30.1
> should be generated with above commit to adress the issue

Urgh ;)

This fix could have been in 5.30 if you had emailed either faure at
or release-team at

kde-packagers@ doesn't exist anymore, and I almost don't read
I'm moving away from that provider. Bad luck with the email addresses you

I'm not sure I understand the bug and its impact though. Is any compilation
KDE software broken by the bug you describe, or is it hypothetical (and it's
just a bug, which can wait until 5.31) ?

David Faure, faure at,
Working on KDE Frameworks 5
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