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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.40.0

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November 11, 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.40.0.

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


  • Consider DjVu files to be documents (bug 369195)
  • Fix spelling so WPS Office presentations are recognized correctly

Breeze Icons

  • add folder-stash for the stash Dolphin toolbar icon


  • Fix potential mem leak. Fix logic


  • no margins for qml modules from qwidget side
  • Initialize variables (found by coverity)


  • Fix icon of KStandardAction::MoveToTrash


  • fix URL detection with double urls like "http://www.foo.bar<http://foo.bar/>"
  • Use https for KDE urls

KDELibs 4 Support

  • full docu for disableSessionManagement() replacement
  • Make kssl compile against OpenSSL 1.1.0 (bug 370223)


  • Fix display name of Generator property


  • KGlobalAccel: fix support numpad keys (again)


  • Correct installation of start_kdeinit when DESTDIR and libcap are used together


  • Fix display of remote:/ in the qfiledialog
  • Implement support for categories on KfilesPlacesView
  • HTTP: fix error string for the 207 Multi-Status case
  • KNewFileMenu: clean up dead code, spotted by Coverity
  • IKWS: Fix possible infinite loop, spotted by Coverity
  • KIO::PreviewJob::defaultPlugins() function


  • syntax working on older Qt 5.7 (bug 385785)
  • stack the overlaysheet differently (bug 386470)
  • Show the delegate highlighted property as well when there's no focus
  • preferred size hints for the separator
  • correct Settings.isMobile usage
  • Allow applications to be somewhat convergent on a desktop-y system
  • Make sure the content of the SwipeListItem doesn't overlap the handle (bug 385974)
  • Overlaysheet's scrollview is always ointeractive
  • Add categories in gallery desktop file (bug 385430)
  • Update the kirigami.pri file
  • use the non installed plugin to do the tests
  • Deprecate Kirigami.Label
  • Port gallery example use of Labels to be consistently QQC2
  • Port Kirigami.Controls uses of Kirigami.Label
  • make the scrollarea interactive on touch events
  • Move the git find_package call to where it's used
  • default to transparent listview items


  • Remove PreferCache from network requests
  • Don't detach shared pointers to private data when setting previews
  • KMoreTools: Update and fix desktopfiles (bug 369646)


  • Remove check for SNI hosts when chosing whether to use legacy mode (bug 385867)
  • Only check for legacy system tray icons if we're going to make one (bug 385371)

KPackage Framework

  • use the non installed service files


  • Initialize values
  • Initialize some pointer


  • API dox: fix wrong names of methods and args, add missing \since
  • Avoid (certain) crashes while executing QML scripts (bug 385413)
  • Avoid a QML crash triggered by C style indentation scripts
  • Increase size of trailing mark
  • fix some indenters from indenting on random characters
  • Fix deprecation warning


  • Initialize value


  • [client] Drop the checks for platformName being "wayland"
  • Don't duplicate connect to wl_display_flush
  • Wayland foreign protocol


  • fix createKMessageBox focus widget inconsistency
  • more compact password dialog (bug 381231)
  • Set KPageListView width properly


  • KKeyServer: fix handling of Meta+Shift+Print, Alt+Shift+arrowkey etc
  • Support flatpak platform
  • Use KWindowSystem's own platform detection API instead of duplicated code


  • Use https for KDE urls


  • 8021xSetting: domain-suffix-match is defined in NM 1.2.0 and newer
  • Support "domain-suffix-match" in Security8021xSetting

Plasma Framework

  • manually draw the circle arc
  • [PlasmaComponents Menu] Add ungrabMouseHack
  • [FrameSvg] Optimize updateSizes
  • Don't position a Dialog if it's of type OSD


  • Improve compilation as a static plugin
  • make the radiobutton a radiobutton
  • use qstyle to paint the Dial
  • use a ColumnLayout for menus
  • fix Dialog
  • remove invalid group property
  • Fix formatting of the md file so it matches the other modules
  • behavior of combobox closer to qqc1
  • workaround for QQuickWidgets


  • Add assignByDictionnary method
  • Signal if we are able to assign dictionary

Syntax Highlighting

  • Makefile: fix regexpr matching in "CXXFLAGS+"


  • CMake cleanup: Don't hardcode -std=c++0x

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 5.40.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.40.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.40.0 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 5.40.0 requires Qt 5.7.

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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