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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.34.0

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May 13, 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.34.0.

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


  • balooctl, baloosearch, balooshow: Fix order of QCoreApplication object creation (bug 378539)

Breeze Icons

  • Add icons for hotspot (https://github.com/KDAB/hotspot)
  • Better version control system icons (bug 377380)
  • Add plasmate icon (bug 376780)
  • Update microphone-sensitivity icons (bug 377012)
  • Raise default for 'Panel' icons to 48

Extra CMake Modules

  • Sanitizers: Don't use GCC-like flags for e.g. MSVC
  • KDEPackageAppTemplates: documentation improvements
  • KDECompilerSettings: Pass -Wvla & -Wdate-time
  • Support older qmlplugindump versions
  • Introduce ecm_generate_qmltypes
  • Allow projects to include the file twice
  • Fix rx that matches project names out of the git uri
  • Introduce fetch-translations build command
  • Use -Wno-gnu-zero-variadic-macro-arguments more


  • We are using only Tier 1 frameworks, so move us to Tier 2
  • Removed KIO from the deps


  • Security fix: verify that whoever is calling us is actually who he says he is


  • Fix relativePath calculation in KDesktopFile::locateLocal() (bug 345100)


  • Set the icon for the Donate action
  • Relax constraints for processing QGroupBoxes


  • Don't set ItemHasContents in DropArea
  • Don't accept hover events in the DragArea


  • Workaround for MSVC and catalog loading
  • Solve a visibility conflict for meinproc5 (bug 379142)
  • Quote few other variables with path (avoid issues with spaces)
  • Quote few variables with path (avoid issues with spaces)
  • Temporarily disable the local doc on Windows
  • FindDocBookXML4.cmake, FindDocBookXSL.cmake - search in homebrew installations


  • makes KArchive be optional and do not build extractors needing it
  • fix duplicated symbols compilation error with mingw on Windows


  • build: Remove KService dependency


  • fix basename handling of po files (bug 379116)
  • Fix ki18n bootstrapping


  • Don't even try to create icons with empty sizes


  • KDirSortFilterProxyModel: bring back natural sorting (bug 343452)
  • Fill UDS_CREATION_TIME with the value of st_birthtime on FreeBSD
  • http slave: send error page after authorization failure (bug 373323)
  • kioexec: delegate upload to a kded module (bug 370532)
  • Fix KDirlister Gui Test setting URL scheme twice
  • Delete kiod modules on exit
  • Generate a moc_predefs.h file for KIOCore (bug 371721)
  • kioexec: fix support for --suggestedfilename


  • Allow multiple categories with the same name
  • KNewStuff: Show file's size information in grid delegate
  • If an entry's size is known, show it in the list view
  • Register and declare KNSCore::EntryInternal::List as a metatype
  • Don't fall through the switch. Double entries? No please
  • always close the downloaded file after downloading

KPackage Framework

  • Fix include path in KF5PackageMacros.cmake
  • Ignore warnings during appdata generation (bug 378529)


  • Template: Change toplevel template category to "Plasma"


  • KAuth integration in document saving - vol. 2
  • Fix assertion when applying code folding that changes cursor position
  • Use non-deprecated <gui> root element in ui.rc file
  • Add scroll-bar-marks also to the built-in search&replace
  • KAuth integration in document saving


  • Validate surface is valid when sending TextInput leave event


  • KNewPasswordWidget: don't hide visibility action in plaintext mode (bug 378276)
  • KPasswordDialog: don't hide visibility action in plaintext mode (bug 378276)
  • Fix KActionSelectorPrivate::insertionIndex()


  • kcm_useraccount is dead, long live user_manager
  • Reproducible builds: drop version from XMLGUI_COMPILING_OS
  • Fix: DOCTYPE name must match root element type
  • Fix wrong usage of ANY in kpartgui.dtd
  • Use non-deprecated <gui> root element
  • API dox fixes: replace 0 with nullptr or remove where not applied


  • Fix crash when retrieving active connection list (bug 373993)
  • Set default value for auto-negotiation based on running NM version

Oxygen Icons

  • Add icon for hotspot (https://github.com/KDAB/hotspot)
  • Raise default for 'Panel' icons to 48

Plasma Framework

  • reload icon when usesPlasmaTheme changes
  • Install Plasma Components 3 so they can be used
  • Introduce units.iconSizeHints.* to provide user-configurable icon size hints (bug 378443)
  • [TextFieldStyle] Fix textField is not defined error
  • Update the ungrabMouse hack for Qt 5.8
  • Guard against Applet not loading AppletInterface (bug 377050)
  • Calendar: Use correct language for month and day names
  • Generate plugins.qmltypes files for the plugins we install
  • if the user did set an implicit size, keep it


  • Add include that is needed in msys2

Syntax Highlighting

  • Add Arduino extension
  • LaTeX: Fix Incorrect termination of \iffalse comments (bug 378487)

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 5.34.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.34.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.34.0 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 5.34.0 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.

Supporting KDE

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About KDE

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