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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.19.0

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February 13, 2016. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.19.0.

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.

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


  • Simplify attica plugin look-up and initialization

Breeze Icons

  • Many new icons
  • Add missing mimetype icons from oxygen icon set

Extra CMake Modules

  • ECMAddAppIcon: Use absolute path when operating on icons
  • Make sure the prefix is looked-up on Android
  • Add a FindPoppler module
  • Use PATH_SUFFIXES in ecm_find_package_handle_library_components()


  • Don't call exec() from QML (bug 357435)
  • KActivitiesStats library is now in a separate repository


  • Also perform preAuthAction for Backends with AuthorizeFromHelperCapability
  • Fix DBus service name of polkit agent


  • Fix High-DPI issue in KCMUtils


  • KLineEdit::setUrlDropsEnabled method can not be marked as deprecated


  • add a "Complementary" color scheme to kcolorscheme


  • Update docs for KCrash::initialize. Application developers are encourage to call it explicitly.


  • Clean up dependencies for KDeclarative/QuickAddons
  • [KWindowSystemProxy] Add setter for showingDesktop
  • DropArea: Fix correctly ignoring dragEnter event with preventStealing
  • DragArea: Implement grabbing delegate item
  • DragDropEvent: Add ignore() function


  • Revert BlockingQueuedConnection hack, Qt 5.6 will contain a better fix
  • Make kded register under aliases specified by the kded modules

KDELibs 4 Support

  • kdelibs4support requires kded (for kdedmodule.desktop)


  • Allow querying for a file's origin URL


  • Prevent crash in case dbus is not available

KDE GUI Addons

  • Fix listing of available palettes in color dialog


  • Fix detection of icon link type (aka "favicon")


  • Reduce use of gettext API


  • Add kra and ora imageio plugins (read-only)


  • Ignore viewport on current desktop on init startup information
  • Port klauncher to xcb
  • Use an xcb for interaction with KStartupInfo


  • New class FavIconRequestJob in new lib KIOGui, for favicons retrieval
  • Fix KDirListerCache crash with two listers for an empty dir in the cache (bug 278431)
  • Make Windows implementation of KIO::stat for file:/ protocol error out if the file doesn't exist
  • Don't assume that files in read-only dir can't be deleted on Windows
  • Fix .pri file for KIOWidgets: it depends on KIOCore, not on itself
  • Repair kcookiejar autoload, the values got swapped in 6db255388532a4
  • Make kcookiejar accessible under the dbus service name org.kde.kcookiejar5
  • kssld: install DBus service file for org.kde.kssld5
  • Provide a DBus service file for org.kde.kpasswdserver
  • [kio_ftp] fix display of file/directory modification time/date (bug 354597)
  • [kio_help] fix garbage sent when serving static files
  • [kio_http] Try NTLMv2 authentication if the server denies NTLMv1
  • [kio_http] fix porting bugs which broke caching
  • [kio_http] Fix NTLMv2 stage 3 response creation
  • [kio_http] fix waiting until the cache cleaner listens to the socket
  • kio_http_cache_cleaner: don't exit on startup if cache dir doesn't exist yet
  • Change DBus name of kio_http_cache_cleaner so it doesn't exit if the kde4 one is running


  • KRecursiveFilterProxyModel::match: Fix crash


  • Fix crash in KJob dialogs (bug 346215)

Package Framework

  • Avoid finding the same package multiple times from different paths


  • PartManager: stop tracking a widget even if it is no longer top level (bug 355711)


  • Better behaviour for "insert braces around" autobrace feature
  • Change option key to enforce new default, Newline at End of File = true
  • Remove some suspicious setUpdatesEnabled calls (bug 353088)
  • Delay emitting of verticalScrollPositionChanged until all stuff is consistent for folding (bug 342512)
  • Patch updating tag substitution (bug 330634)
  • Only update the palette once for the change event belonging to qApp (bug 358526)
  • Append newlines at EOF by default
  • Add NSIS syntax highlighting file

KWallet Framework

  • Duplicate the file descriptor while opening the file to read the env


  • Fix buddy widgets working with KFontRequester
  • KNewPasswordDialog: use KMessageWidget
  • Prevent crash-on-exit in KSelectAction::~KSelectAction


  • Change licence header from "Library GPL 2 or later" to "Lesser GPL 2.1 or later"
  • Fix crash if KWindowSystem::mapViewport is called without a QCoreApplication
  • Cache QX11Info::appRootWindow in eventFilter (bug 356479)
  • Get rid of QApplication dependency (bug 354811)


  • Add option to disable KGlobalAccel at compilation time
  • Repair path to app shortcut scheme
  • Fix listing of shortcut files (wrong QDir usage)


  • Re-check connection state and other properties to be sure they are actual (version 2) (bug 352326)

Oxygen Icons

  • Remove broken linked files
  • Add app icons from the kde applications
  • Add breeze places icons into oxygen
  • Sync oxygen mimetype icons with breeze mimetype icons

Plasma Framework

  • Add a property separatorVisible
  • More explicit removal from m_appletInterfaces (bug 358551)
  • Use complementaryColorScheme from KColorScheme
  • AppletQuickItem: Don't try to set initial size bigger than parent size (bug 358200)
  • IconItem: Add usesPlasmaTheme property
  • Don't load toolbox on types not desktop or panel
  • IconItem: Try to load QIcon::fromTheme icons as svg (bug 353358)
  • Ignore check if just one part of size is zero in compactRepresentationCheck (bug 358039)
  • [Units] Return at least 1ms for durations (bug 357532)
  • Add clearActions() to remove every applet interface action
  • [plasmaquick/dialog] Don't use KWindowEffects for Notification window type
  • Deprecate Applet::loadPlasmoid()
  • [PlasmaCore DataModel] Don't reset model when a source is removed
  • Fix margin hints in opague panel background SVG
  • IconItem: Add animated property
  • [Unity] Scale Desktop icon size
  • the button is compose-over-borders
  • paintedWidth/paintedheight for IconItem

Installing binary packages

On Linux, using packages for your favorite distribution is the recommended way to get access to KDE Frameworks. Binary package distro install instructions.

Compiling from sources

The complete source code for KDE Frameworks 5.19.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.19.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.19.0 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 5.19.0 requires Qt 5.3.

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.


Those interested in following and contributing to the development of Frameworks can check out the git repositories, follow the discussions on the KDE Frameworks Development mailing list and contribute patches through review board. 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.

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

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