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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.46.0

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May 12, 2018. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.46.0.

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


  • Avoid infinite loops when fetching the URL from DocumentUrlDB (bug 393181)
  • Add Baloo DBus signals for moved or removed files
  • Install pri file for qmake support & document it in metainfo.yaml
  • baloodb: Add clean command
  • balooshow: Colorize only when attached to terminal
  • Remove FSUtils::getDirectoryFileSystem
  • Avoid hardcoding of filesystems supporting CoW
  • Allow disabling of CoW to fail when not supported by filesystem
  • databasesanitizer: Use flags for filtering
  • Fix merging of terms in the AdvancedQueryParser
  • Use QStorageInfo instead of a homegrown implementation
  • sanitizer: Improve device listing
  • Immediately apply termInConstruction when term is complete
  • Handle adjacent special characters correctly (bug 392620)
  • Add test case for parsing of double opening '((' (bug 392620)
  • Use statbuf consistently

Breeze Icons

  • Add plasma-browser-integration system tray icon
  • Add Virt-manager icon thanks to ndavis
  • Add video-card-inactive
  • overflow-menu as view-more-symbolic, and horizontal
  • Use the more appropriate "two sliders" icon for "configure"

Extra CMake Modules

  • Include FeatureSummary before calling set_package_properties
  • Don't install plugins within lib on android
  • Make it possible to build several apk out of a project
  • Check if the application androiddeployqt package has a main() symbol


  • [KLineEdit] Use Qt's built-in clear button functionality
  • Fix KCompletionBox on wayland


  • [KUser] Check whether .face.icon is actually readable before returning it
  • Make KJob signals public so Qt5 connect syntax can work


  • Load NV graphics reset based on config
  • [KUserProxy] Adjust to accounts service (bug 384107)
  • Plasma mobile optimizations
  • Make room for footer and header
  • new resize policy (bug 391910)
  • support actions visibility
  • Support nvidia reset notifications in QtQuickViews


  • Add platform detection and adjustment to kded (automatic setting of )


  • Add description and purpose to Xattr dep
  • extractors: Hide warnings from system headers
  • fix detection of taglib when compiling for Android
  • Install pri file for qmake support & document it in metainfo.yaml
  • Make concatenated strings wrappable
  • ffmpegextractor: Silence deprecation warnings
  • taglibextractor: Fix empty genre bug
  • handle more tags in taglibextractor


  • holidays/plan2/holiday_sk_sk - Teacher's Day fix (bug 393245)


  • [API dox] New UI marker @info:placeholder
  • [API dox] New UI marker @item:valuesuffix
  • Don't need to run previous iterations commands again (bug 393141)


  • [XCF/GIMP loader] Raise maximimum allowed image size to 32767x32767 on 64 bit platforms (bug 391970)


  • Thumbnail smooth scaling in filepicker (bug 345578)
  • KFileWidget: Perfectly align filename widget with icon view
  • KFileWidget: Save places panel width also after hiding panel
  • KFileWidget: Prevent places panel width from growing 1px iteratively
  • KFileWidget: Disable zoom buttons once reached minimum or maximum
  • KFileWidget: Set minimum size for zoom slider
  • Don't select file extension
  • concatPaths: process empty path1 correctly
  • Improve grid icon layout in filepicker dialog (bug 334099)
  • Hide KUrlNavigatorProtocolCombo if there is just one protocol supported
  • Only show supported schemes in KUrlNavigatorProtocolCombo
  • Filepicker reads thumbs preview from Dolphin settings (bug 318493)
  • Add Desktop and Downloads to the default list of Places
  • KRecentDocument now stores QGuiApplication::desktopFileName instead of applicationName
  • [KUrlNavigatorButton] Also don't stat MTP
  • getxattr takes 6 parameters in macOS (bug 393304)
  • Add a "Reload" menu item to KDirOperator's context menu (bug 199994)
  • Save the dialog view settings even when canceling (bug 209559)
  • [KFileWidget] Hardcode example user name
  • Don't show top "Open With" app for folders; only for files
  • Detect incorrect parameter in findProtocol
  • Use text "Other Application..." in "Open With" submenu
  • Correctly encode URL of thumbnails (bug 393015)
  • Tweak column widths in tree view of file open/save dialogs (bug 96638)


  • Don't warn when using Page {} outside of a pageStack
  • Rework InlineMessages to address a number of issues
  • fix on Qt 5.11
  • base on units for toolbutton size
  • color close icon on hover
  • show a margin under the footer when needed
  • fix isMobile
  • also fade on open/close anim
  • include the dbus stuff only on unix-non android, non apple
  • watch the tabletMode from KWin
  • on desktop mode show actions on hover (bug 364383)
  • handle in the top toolbar
  • use a gray close button
  • less applicationwindow dependency
  • less warnings without applicationwindow
  • work correctly without applicationWindow
  • Don't have a non-integral size on separators
  • Don't show the actions if they are disabled
  • checkable FormLayout items
  • use different icons in the color set example
  • include icons only on android
  • make it work with Qt 5.7


  • Fix double margins around DownloadDialog
  • Fix hints in UI files about subclasses of custom widgets
  • Don't offer qml plugin as a link target

KPackage Framework

  • Add donate urls to test data


  • Fix PersonSortFilterProxyModel filtering


  • Also make installation of translated docs optional


  • DBus runner servicename wildcard support


  • optimization of KTextEditor::DocumentPrivate::views()
  • [ktexteditor] much faster positionFromCursor
  • Implement single click on line number to select line of text
  • Fix missing bold/italic/... markup with modern Qt versions (>= 5.9)

Plasma Framework

  • Fix not shown event marker in calendar with air & oxygen themes
  • Use "Configure %1..." for text of applet configure action
  • [Button Styles] Fill height and vertical align (bug 393388)
  • add video-card-inactive icon for system tray
  • correct look for flat buttons
  • [Containment Interface] Don't enter edit mode when immutable
  • make sure largespacing is perfect multiple of small
  • call addContainment with proper paramenters
  • Don't show the background if Button.flat
  • ensure the containment we created has the activity we asked for
  • add a version containmentForScreen with activity
  • Don't alter memory management to hide an item (bug 391642)


  • Make sure we give some vertical space to configuration plugins
  • Port KDEConnect plugin config to QQC2
  • Port AlternativesView to QQC2


  • export layout paddings from qstyle, start from Control
  • [ComboBox] Fix mouse wheel handling
  • make the mousearea not interfere with controls
  • fix acceptableInput


  • Update mount point after mount operations (bug 370975)
  • Invalidate property cache when an interface is removed
  • Avoid creating duplicate property entries in the cache
  • [UDisks] Optimize several property checks
  • [UDisks] Correct handling of removable file systems (bug 389479)


  • Fix remove enable/disable button
  • Fix enable/disable add button
  • Look into subdirectories for dictionaries

Syntax Highlighting

  • Update project URL
  • 'Headline' is a comment, so base it on dsComment
  • Add highlighting for GDB command listings and gdbinit files
  • Add syntax highlighting for Logcat

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 5.46.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.46.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.46.0 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 5.46.0 requires Qt 5.8.

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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