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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.33.0

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April 08, 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.33.0.

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


  • Added description for commands (balooctl)
  • Search also in symlinked directories (bug 333678)


  • Provide device type for Low Energy devices

Extra CMake Modules

  • Specify qml-root-path as the share directory in the prefix
  • Fix ecm_generate_pkgconfig_file compatibility with new cmake
  • Only register APPLE_* options if(APPLE)


  • Added presets to the testing application
  • Properly moving items to the desired position
  • Syncing reordering to other model instances
  • If the order is not defined, sort the entries by the id

KDE Doxygen Tools

  • [Meta] Change maintainer in setup.py


  • Backend for Mac
  • Add support for killing a KAuth::ExecuteJob


  • Sanitize shortcut list on read/write from kdeglobals
  • Avoid useless reallocs by removing squeeze call on temporary buffer


  • KDBusService: Add accessor for the dbus service name we registered


  • With Qt >= 5.8 use the new API to set scene graph backend
  • Don't set acceptHoverEvents in DragArea as we don't use them


  • meinproc5: link to the files, not to the library (bug 377406)


  • Make PlainTextExtractor match "text/plain" again


  • Error page, correctly load the image (with a real URL)


  • Make remote file:// URL redirect to smb:// work again
  • Keep query encoding when HTTP Proxy is used
  • Updated user agents (Firefox 52 ESR, Chromium 57)
  • Handle/truncate url display string assigned to job description. Prevents large data: urls from being included in UI notifications
  • Add KFileWidget::setSelectedUrl() (bug 376365)
  • Fix KUrlRequester save mode by adding setAcceptMode


  • Mention the new QSFPM::setRecursiveFiltering(true) which makes KRecursiveFilterProxyModel obsolete


  • Do not remove queued notifications when the fd.o service starts
  • Mac platform adaptations


  • API dox: fix missing note to call setXMLFile with KParts::MainWindow


  • Fix 'Not found: ""' terminal messages


  • Expose additional internal View's functionality to the public API
  • Save a lot of allocation for setPen
  • Fix ConfigInterface of KTextEditor::Document
  • Added font and on-the-fly-spellcheck options in ConfigInterface


  • Add support for wl_shell_surface::set_popup and popup_done


  • Support building against a qt without a11y enabled
  • Fix wrong size hint when animatedShow is called with hidden parent (bug 377676)
  • Fix characters in KCharSelectTable getting elided
  • Enable all planes in kcharselect test dialog


  • WiredSetting: return autonegotiate even when it's disabled
  • Prevent signals in glib2 be defined by Qt
  • WiredSetting: Speed and duplex can be set only when auto-negotiation is off (bug 376018)
  • Auto-negotiate value for wired setting should be false

Plasma Framework

  • [ModelContextMenu] Use Instantiator instead of Repeater-and-reparent-hack
  • [Calendar] Shrink and elide week names like is done with day delegate (bug 378020)
  • [Icon Item] Make "smooth" property actually do something
  • Set implicit size from source size for image/SVG URL sources
  • add a new property in containment, for an edit mode
  • correct maskRequestedPrefix when no prefix is used (bug 377893)
  • [Menu] Harmonize openRelative placement
  • Most (context) menus have accelerators (Alt+letter shortcuts) now (bug 361915)
  • Plasma controls based on QtQuickControls2
  • Handle applyPrefixes with an empty string (bug 377441)
  • actually delete old theme caches
  • [Containment Interface] Trigger context menus on pressing "Menu" key
  • [Breeze Plasma Theme] Improve action-overlay icons (bug 376321)

Syntax Highlighting

  • TOML: Fix highlighting of string escape sequences
  • Update Clojure syntax highlighting
  • A few updates to OCaml syntax
  • Hightlight *.sbt files as scala code
  • Also use the QML highlighter for .qmltypes files

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 5.33.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.33.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.33.0 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 5.33.0 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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