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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.32.0

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March 11, 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.32.0.

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


  • Implement nested tags

Breeze Icons

  • Added icons for Plasma Vault
  • Renamed icons for encrypted and decrypted folders
  • Add torrents icon 22px
  • Add nm-tray icons (bug 374672)
  • color-management: removed undefined links (bug 374843)
  • system-run is now an action until <= 32px and 48px an app icon (bug 375970)

Extra CMake Modules

  • Detect inotify
  • Revert "Automatically mark classes with pure virtual functions as /Abstract/."


  • Allow to plan ahead and set the order for an item not yet in the list


  • Fix Potential leak of memory pointed to by 'limitedDev'


  • Fixed potential crash in QML KCMs when application palette changes


  • KConfig: stop exporting and installing KConfigBackend


  • KColorScheme: default to application scheme if set by KColorSchemeManager (bug 373764)
  • KConfigDialogManager: get change signal from metaObject or special property
  • Fix KCModule::setAuthAction error checking


  • Exclude (6) from emoticons recognition
  • KDirWatch: fix memory leak on destruction

KDELibs 4 Support

  • Fix bug in kfiledialog.cpp that causes crashing when native widgets are used


  • meinproc5: link to the files, not to the library (bug 377406)
  • Remove the KF5::XsltKde static library
  • Export a proper shared library for KDocTools
  • Port to categorized logging and clean includes
  • Add function to extract a single file
  • Fail the build early if xmllint is not available (bug 376246)


  • New maintainer for kfilemetadata
  • [ExtractorCollection] Use mimetype inheritance to return plugins
  • add a new property DiscNumber for audio files from multi-disc albums


  • Cookies KCM: disable "delete" button when there is no current item
  • kio_help: Use the new shared library exported by KDocTools
  • kpac: Sanitize URLs before passing them to FindProxyForURL (security fix)
  • Import remote ioslave from plasma-workspace
  • kio_trash: implement renaming of toplevel files and dirs
  • PreviewJob: Remove maximum size for local files by default
  • DropJob: allow to add application actions on an open menu
  • ThumbCreator: deprecate DrawFrame, as discussed in https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/129921/


  • Add support for flatpak portals
  • Send desktopfilename as part of notifyByPopup hints
  • [KStatusNotifierItem] Restore minimized window as normal

KPackage Framework

  • Finish support for opening compressed packages


  • Remember file type set by user over sessions
  • Reset filetype when opening url
  • Added getter for word-count configuration value
  • Consistent conversion from/to cursor to/from coordinates
  • Update file type on save only if path changes
  • Support for EditorConfig configuration files (for details: http://editorconfig.org/)
  • Add FindEditorConfig to ktexteditor
  • Fix: emmetToggleComment action doesn't work (bug 375159)
  • Use sentence style capitalization with label texts of edit fields
  • Reverse meaning of :split, :vsplit to match vi and Kate actions
  • Use C++11 log2() instead of log() / log(2)
  • KateSaveConfigTab: put spacer behind last group on Advanced tab, not inside
  • KateSaveConfigTab: Remove wrong margin around content of Advanced tab
  • Borders config subpage: fix scrollbar visibility combobox being off-placed


  • KToolTipWidget: hide tooltip in enterEvent if hideDelay is zero
  • Fix KEditListWidget losing the focus on click of buttons
  • Add decomposition of Hangul Syllables into Hangul Jamo
  • KMessageWidget: fix behaviour on overlapping calls of animatedShow/animatedHide


  • Don't use KConfig keys with backslashes


  • Sync introspections and generated files with NM 1.6.0
  • Manager: Fix emitting deviceAdded twice when NM restarts

Plasma Framework

  • set default hints when repr doesn't export Layout.* (bug 377153)
  • possible to set expanded=false for a containment
  • [Menu] Improve available space correction for openRelative
  • move setImagePath logic into updateFrameData() (bug 376754)
  • IconItem: Add roundToIconSize property
  • [SliderStyle] Allow providing a "hint-handle-size" element
  • Connect all connections to action in QMenuItem::setAction
  • [ConfigView] Honor KIOSK Control Module restrictions
  • Fix disabling the spinner animation when Busy indicator has no opacity
  • [FrameSvgItemMargins] Don't update on repaintNeeded
  • Applet icons for the Plasma Vault
  • Migrate AppearAnimation and DisappearAnimation to Animators
  • Align bottom edge to top edge of visualParent in the TopPosedLeftAlignedPopup case
  • [ConfigModel] Emit dataChanged when a ConfigCategory changes
  • [ScrollViewStyle] Evaluate frameVisible property
  • [Button Styles] Use Layout.fillHeight instead of parent.height in a Layout (bug 375911)
  • [ContainmentInterface] Also align containment context menu to panel


  • Fix min qt version


  • Floppy disks now show up as "Floppy Disk" instead of "0 B Removable Media"

Syntax Highlighting

  • Add more keyword. Disable spellchecking for keywords
  • Add more keyword
  • Add *.RHTML file extension to Ruby on Rails highlighting (bug 375266)
  • Update SCSS and CSS syntax highlight (bug 376005)
  • less highlighting: Fix single line comments starting new regions
  • LaTeX highlighting: fix alignat environment (bug 373286)

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 5.32.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 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 5.32.0 requires Qt 5.6.

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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