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Release Announcements

KDE Frameworks 5.6.0

Thursday, 8 January 2015

KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.6.0.

KDE Frameworks are 60 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 KDE Frameworks release announcement.

This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.

New in this version

Two new frameworks in this version: KPackage and NetworkManagerQt

KActivities

KCoreAddons

KCrash

Kdelibs4Support

KdeSU

KHtml

KIO

KNotifications

KRunner

KService

KTextEditor

KWidgetsAddons

KWindowSystem

Plasma-framework

Solid

Buildsystem changes

Additional buildsystem changes in Extra-Cmake-Modules 1.6.1

Frameworkintegration

You can discuss and share ideas on this release in the comments section of the dot article.

Installing binary packages

On Linux, using packages for your favorite distribution is the recommended way to get access to KDE Frameworks. Get KDE Software on Your Linux Distro wiki page

Compiling from sources

The complete source code for KDE Frameworks 5.6.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.6.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.6.0 Info Page.

Building from source is possible using the basic cmake .; make; make install commands. For a single Tier 1 framework, this is often the easiest solution. People interested in contributing to frameworks or tracking progress in development of the entire set are encouraged to use kdesrc-build. Frameworks 5.6.0 requires Qt .

A detailed listing of all Frameworks and other third party Qt libraries is at inqlude.org, the curated archive of Qt libraries. A complete list with API documentation is on api.kde.org.

Get Involved

Those interested in following and contributing to the development of Frameworks can check out the git repositories and follow the discussions on the KDE Frameworks Development mailing list. Policies and the current state of the project and plans are available at the Frameworks wiki. Real-time discussions take place on the #kde-devel IRC channel on freenode.net.

Supporting KDE

KDE is a Free Software community that exists and grows only because of the help of many volunteers that donate their time and effort. KDE is always looking for new volunteers and contributions, whether it is help with coding, bug fixing or reporting, writing documentation, translations, promotion, money, etc. All contributions are gratefully appreciated and eagerly accepted. Please read through the Supporting KDE page for further information or become a KDE e.V. supporting member through our Join the Game initiative.