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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.27.0

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October 08, 2016. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.27.0.

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

New mimetypes icons.


  • Use correct config entry in autostart condition
  • Fix sorted insert (aka flat_map like insert) (bug 367991)
  • Add missing close env, as pointed out by Loïc Yhuel (bug 353783)
  • Transaction not created => don't try to abort them
  • fix missing m_env = nullptr assignment
  • Make e.g. Baloo::Query thread safe
  • On 64-bit systems baloo allows now > 5 GB index storage (bug 364475)
  • Allow ctime/mtime == 0 (bug 355238)
  • Handle corruption of index database for baloo_file, try to recreate the database or abort if that fails


  • Fix crash when trying to add device to unknown adapter (bug 364416)

Breeze Icons

  • New mimetypes icons
  • Update some kstars icons (bug 364981)
  • Wrong style actions/24/format-border-set (bug 368980)
  • Add wayland app icon
  • Add xorg app icon (bug 368813)
  • Revert distribute-randomize, view-calendar + reapply the transform fix (bug 367082)
  • Change folder-documents from one file to the multiple file cause in a folder more than one file is included (bug 368224)

Extra CMake Modules

  • Make sure we don't add the appstream test twice


  • Sorting activities in the cache alphabetically by name (bug 362774)

KDE Doxygen Tools

  • Many changes to the overall layout of the generated API docs
  • Correct tags path, depending of if the lib is part of a group or not
  • Search: Fix href of libraries which are not part of a group


  • Fix memory leak with KTar's KCompressionDevice
  • KArchive: fix memory leak when an entry with the same name already exists
  • Fix memory leak in KZip when handling empty directories
  • K7Zip: Fix memory leaks on error
  • Fix memory leak detected by ASAN when open() fails on the underlying device
  • Remove bad cast to KFilterDev, detected by ASAN


  • Add missing export macros on classes Decoder and Encoder


  • Fix memory leak in SignalsTestNoSingletonDpointer, found by ASAN


  • Register QPair<QString,QString> as metatype in KJobTrackerInterface
  • Don't convert as url an url which has a double-quote character
  • Windows compile fix
  • Fix very old bug when we remove space in url as "foo <<url> <url>>"


  • CMake option KCRASH_CORE_PATTERN_RAISE to forward to kernel
  • Change default log level from Warning to Info

KDELibs 4 Support

  • Cleanup. Do not install includes that point to non-existing includes and also remove those files
  • Use more correct and with c++11 available std::remove_pointer


  • Fix 'checkXML5 prints generated html to stdout for valid docbooks' (bug 369415)
  • Fix bug not been able to run native tools in package using cross compiled kdoctools
  • Setup targets for cross compiling running kdoctools from other packages
  • Add cross compiling support for docbookl10nhelper
  • Add cross compile support for meinproc5
  • Convert checkxml5 into a qt executable for cross platform support


  • Improve epub extractor, less segfaults (bug 361727)
  • Make odf indexer more error prove, check if the files are there (and are files at all) (meta.xml + content.xml)


  • Fix KIO slaves using only tls1.0
  • Fix ABI break in kio
  • KFileItemActions: add addPluginActionsTo(QMenu *)
  • Show copy buttons only after checksum has been calculated
  • Add missing feedback when computing a checksum (bug 368520)
  • Fix KFileItem::overlays returning empty string values
  • Fix launching terminal .desktop files with konsole
  • Classify nfs4 mounts as probablySlow, like nfs/cifs/..
  • KNewFileMenu: show New Folder action shortcut (bug 366075)


  • In listview mode use the default implementation of moveCursor


  • Add KAuthorized checks to allow disabling of ghns in kdeglobals (bug 368240)

Package Framework

  • Don't generate appstream files for components that are not in rdn
  • Make kpackage_install_package work with KDE_INSTALL_DIRS_NO_DEPRECATED
  • Remove unused var KPACKAGE_DATA_INSTALL_DIR


  • Fix URLs with a trailing slash being always assumed to be directories


  • Fix ASAN build (duplicates.cpp uses KPeople::AbstractContact which is in KF5PeopleBackend)


  • Use ECM path to find utempter binary, more reliable than simple cmake prefix
  • Call the utempter helper executable manually (bug 364779)


  • XML files: remove hard-coded color for values
  • XML: Remove hard-coded color for values
  • XML Schema Definition: Turn 'version' into an xs:integer
  • Highlighting definition files: round version up to next integer
  • support multi char captures only in {xxx} to avoid regressions
  • Support regular expressions replaces with captures > \9, e.g. I (bug 365124)
  • Fix rendering of characters spanning into next line, e.g. underlines are no longer cut off with some fonts/font-sizes (bug 335079)
  • Fix crash: Make sure the display cursor is valid after text folding (bug 367466)
  • KateNormalInputMode needs to rerun SearchBar enter methods
  • try to "fixup" rendering of underlines and stuff like that (bug 335079)
  • Show "View Difference" button only, if 'diff' is installed
  • Use non-modal message widget for externally modified file notifications (bug 353712)
  • fix regression: testNormal did only work because of test execution at once
  • split the indent test into separate runs
  • Support "Unfold Toplevel Nodes" action again (bug 335590)
  • Fix crash when showing top or bottom messages multiple times
  • fix eol setting in mode lines (bug 365705)
  • highlight .nix files as bash, guess can't hurt (bug 365006)

KWallet Framework

  • Check whether kwallet is enabled in Wallet::isOpen(name) (bug 358260)
  • Add missing boost header
  • Remove duplicate search for KF5DocTools


  • [server] Don't send key release for not pressed keys and no double key press (bug 366625)
  • [server] When replacing the clipboard selection previous DataSource needs to be cancelled (bug 368391)
  • Add support for Surface enter/leave events
  • [client] Track all created Outputs and add static get method


  • Convert categories to org.kde.pim.*


  • We need to set the state during initialization
  • Replace all blocking calls for initialization with just one blocking call
  • Use standard o.f.DBus.Properties interface for PropertiesChanged signal for NM 1.4.0+ (bug 367938)

Oxygen Icons

  • Remove invalid directory from index.theme
  • Introduce dupe test from breeze-icons
  • Convert all duplicated icons into symlinks

Plasma Framework

  • Improve timetracker output
  • [ToolButtonStyle] Fix menu arrow
  • i18n: handle strings in kdevtemplate files
  • i18n: review strings in kdevtemplate files
  • Add removeMenuItem to PlasmaComponents.ContextMenu
  • update ktorrent icon (bug 369302)
  • [WindowThumbnail] Discard pixmap on map events
  • Don't include kdeglobals when dealing with a cache config
  • Fix Plasma::knownLanguages
  • resize the view just after setting the containment
  • Avoid creating a KPluginInfo from a KPluginMetaData instance
  • running tasks must have some indicator
  • task bar lines according to RR 128802 marco give the ship it
  • [AppletQuickItem] Break from loop when we found a layout

Security information

The released code has been GPG-signed using the following key: pub rsa2048/58D0EE648A48B3BB 2016-09-05 David Faure <faure@kde.org> Primary key fingerprint: 53E6 B47B 45CE A3E0 D5B7 4577 58D0 EE64 8A48 B3BB

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 5.27.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.27.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.27.0 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 5.27.0 requires Qt 5.5.

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.

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