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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.36.0

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July 08, 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.36.0.

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

Changelog for KDE Frameworks 5.36.0

All frameworks: Option to build & install QCH file with the public API dox


  • Use FindInotify.cmake to decide whether inotify is available

Breeze Icons

  • Do not depend on bash unnecessarily, and do not validate icons by default

Extra CMake Modules

  • FindQHelpGenerator: avoid picking up Qt4 version
  • ECMAddQch: fail hard if needed tools are not present, to avoid surprises
  • Drop perl as dep for ecm_add_qch, not needed/used
  • Scan the whole install folder for qml dependencies
  • New: ECMAddQch, for generating qch & doxygen tag files
  • Fix KDEInstallDirsTest.relative_or_absolute_usr, avoid Qt paths being used


  • Check error status after every PolKitAuthority usage


  • Emit errors when keditbookmarks is missing (bug 303830)


  • Fix for CMake 3.9


  • Use FindInotify.cmake to decide whether inotify is available


  • KKeySequenceItem: make it possible to record Ctrl+Num+1 as a shortcut
  • Start drag with press and hold on touch events (bug 368698)
  • Don't rely on QQuickWindow delivering QEvent::Ungrab as mouseUngrabEvent (as it no longer does in Qt 5.8+) (bug 380354)

KDELibs 4 Support

  • Search for KEmoticons, which is a dependency per the CMake config.cmake.in (bug 381839)


  • Add an extractor using qtmultimedia


  • Make sure that the tsfiles target is generated


  • More details about deploying icon themes on Mac & MSWin
  • Change panel icon size default to 48


  • [KNewFileMenu] Hide "Link To Device" menu if it would be empty (bug 381479)
  • Use KIO::rename instead of KIO::moveAs in setData (bug 380898)
  • Fix drop menu position on Wayland
  • KUrlRequester: Set NOTIFY signal to textChanged() for text property
  • [KOpenWithDialog] HTML-escape file name
  • KCoreDirLister::cachedItemForUrl: don't create the cache if it didn't exist
  • Use "data" as filename when copying data urls (bug 379093)


  • Fix incorrect error detection for missing knsrc files
  • Expose and use Engine's page size variable
  • Make it possible to use QXmlStreamReader to read a KNS registry file

KPackage Framework

  • Added kpackage-genericqml.desktop


  • Fix cpu usage spiking after showing vi command bar (bug 376504)
  • Fix jumpy scrollbar-dragging when mini-map is enabled
  • Jump to the clicked scrollbar position when minim-map is enabled (bug 368589)


  • Update kcharselect-data to Unicode 10.0


  • KKeySequenceWidget: make it possible to record Ctrl+Num+1 as a shortcut (bug 183458)
  • Revert "When building menu hyerarchies, parent menus to their containers"
  • Revert "use transientparent directly"


  • WiredSetting: wake on lan properties were backported to NM 1.0.6
  • WiredSetting: metered property was backported to NM 1.0.6
  • Add new properties to many settings classes
  • Device: add device statistics
  • Add IpTunnel device
  • WiredDevice: add information about required NM version for s390SubChannels property
  • TeamDevice: add new config property (since NM 1.4.0)
  • Wired device: add s390SubChannels property
  • Update introspections (NM 1.8.0)

Plasma Framework

  • Make sure size is final after showEvent
  • Fix vlc tray icon margins and color scheme
  • Set Containments to have focus within the view (bug 381124)
  • generate the old key before updating enabledborders (bug 378508)
  • show show password button also if empty text (bug 378277)
  • Emit usedPrefixChanged when prefix is empty


  • cmake: build udisks2 backend on FreeBSD only when enabled

Syntax Highlighting

  • Highlight .julius files as JavaScript
  • Haskell: Add all language pragmas as keywords
  • CMake: OR/AND not highlighted after expr in () (bug 360656)
  • Makefile: Remove invalid keyword entries in makefile.xml
  • indexer: Improve error reporting
  • HTML syntax file version update
  • Angular modifiers in HTML attributes added
  • Update test reference data following the changes of the previous commit
  • Bug 376979 - angle brackets in doxygen comments break syntax highlighting


  • Work-around MSVC2017 compiler bug

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 5.36.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.36.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.36.0 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 5.36.0 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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