KGlobalAccel regression in latest frameworks release

Martin Flöser mgraesslin at
Wed Sep 13 18:13:30 UTC 2017

Am 2017-09-13 19:06, schrieb Jonathan Riddell:
> This patch?
> I think reverting it for now and me or David can make a 5.38.1 release
> would be easiest

Yes, that should be the change causing the issue. It could also be the 
change in KWindowSystem.

Best would be someone on an X11 system to test what helps (maybe 


> Jonathan
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 06:23:48PM +0200, Martin Flöser wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> unfortunately I have to inform you that KGlobalAccel has a severe
>> regression [1] in the latest framework release resulting in many
>> shortcuts no longer functioning.
>> As the current frameworks release is the one the next Plasma release
>> is going to depend on, we need to act quickly. In the current state
>> I would say a release of Plasma requiring this frameworks version is
>> an absolute no-no, this is release blocking. I'm saying this as the
>> maintainer of kglobalaccel and of the most affected application
>> KWin.
>> Following recommendations from my side:
>> * distributions who have not yet shipped out the latest frameworks
>> release should hold back kglobalaccel and maybe kwindowsystem
>> * in KGlobalAccel we need to get a fix for it, I'm not able to
>> provide it, though.
>> * Otherwise I would suggest that the change in KGlobalAccel gets
>> reverted
>> Due to the fact that Plasma depends on this release we must act
>> quickly and do a bug fix release for frameworks even if this is
>> uncommon and against the practice.
>> Sorry for any inconveniences.
>> Martin Flöser
>> KGlobalAccel maintainer
>> [1]

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