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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.48.0

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July 14, 2018. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.48.0.

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


  • Port remaining uses of qDebug() to qcDebug(ATTICA)
  • Fix checking invalid provider url
  • Fix broken url to API specification


  • Remove unused entry X-KDE-DBus-ModuleName from the kded plugin metadata
  • [tags_kio] The url query should be a key-value pair
  • The power state signal should only be emitted when the power state changes
  • baloodb: Make changes to cmdline arg description after rename prune -> clean
  • Clearly show duplicate filenames in tag folders


  • Update D-Bus xml files to use "Out*" for signal type Qt annotations
  • Add signal for devices's address changing

Breeze Icons

  • Use the broom-style icon for edit-clear-all too
  • Use a broom-style icon for edit-clear-history
  • change 24px view-media-artist icon

Extra CMake Modules

  • Android: Make it possible to override a target's APK directory
  • Add -Wlogical-op -Wzero-as-null-pointer-constant to KF5 warnings
  • [ECMGenerateHeaders] Add option for other header file extension than .h
  • Don't include a 64 when building 64bit architectures on flatpak


  • Fix off by one error in Cache::clear (bug 396175)
  • Fix ResultModel item moving (bug 396102)


  • Remove unneeded moc include
  • Make sure KLineEdit::clearButtonClicked is emitted


  • Remove QT definitions duplicated from KDEFrameworkCompilerSettings
  • Make sure that it compiles with strict compile flags
  • Remove unused key X-KDE-DBus-ModuleName from test servicetype metadata


  • Reduce QT_DISABLE_DEPRECATED_BEFORE to minimum dep of Qt
  • Remove QT definitions duplicated from KDEFrameworkCompilerSettings
  • Make sure to build with strict compile flags


  • check the node actually has a valid texture (bug 395554)


  • KDEDModule servicetype definition: remove unused key X-KDE-DBus-ModuleName

KDELibs 4 Support

  • Don't export kf5-config to the CMake config file
  • Remove unused entry X-KDE-DBus-ModuleName from the kded plugin metadata

KDE WebKit

  • Port KRun::runUrl() & KRun::run() to undeprecated API
  • Port KIO::Job::ui() -> KIO::Job::uiDelegate()


  • Avoid compiler warnings for taglib headers
  • PopplerExtractor: use directly QByteArray() args instead of 0 pointers
  • taglibextractor: Restore extracting audio props without tags existing
  • OdfExtractor: deal with non-common prefix names
  • Don't add -ltag to the public link interface
  • implement the lyrics tag for taglibextractor
  • automatic tests: do not embed EmbeddedImageData already in the library
  • add ability to read embedded cover files
  • implement reading of rating tag
  • check for needed version of libavcode, libavformat and libavutil


  • Update D-Bus xml file to use "Out*" for signal type Qt annotations


  • holidays/plan2/holiday_jp_* - add missing metainfo
  • updated Japanese holidays (in Japanese and English) (bug 365241)
  • holidays/plan2/holiday_th_en-gb - updated Thailand (UK English) for 2018 (bug 393770)
  • add Venezula holidays (Spanish) (bug 334305)


  • In cmake macro file use CMAKE_CURRENT_LIST_DIR consequently instead of mixed use with KF5I18n_DIR
  • KF5I18NMacros: Don't install an empty dir when no po files exist


  • Support choosing .ico files in custom icon file chooser (bug 233201)
  • Support Icon Scale from Icon naming specification 0.13 (bug 365941)


  • Use new method fastInsert everywhere where applicable
  • Restore compatibility of UDSEntry::insert, by adding a fastInsert method
  • Port KLineEdit::setClearButtonShown -> QLineEdit::setClearButtonEnabled
  • Update D-Bus xml file to use "Out*" for signal type Qt annotations
  • Remove QT definition duplicated from KDEFrameworkCompilerSettings
  • Use a correct emblem icon for readonly files and folders (bug 360980)
  • Make it possible to go up to root again, in the file widget
  • [Properties dialog] Improve some permissions-related strings (bug 96714)
  • [KIO] Add support for XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR in KNewFileMenu (bug 191632)
  • update trash docbook to 5.48
  • [Properties dialog] Make all field values on general tab selectable (bug 105692)
  • Remove unused entry X-KDE-DBus-ModuleName from kded plugins' metadata
  • Enable comparing KFileItems by url
  • [KFileItem] Check most local URL for whether it's shared
  • Fix regression when pasting binary data from clipboard


  • more consistent mouse over color
  • don't open submenu for actions without children
  • Refactor the Global ToolBar concept (bug 395455)
  • Handle enabled property of simple models
  • Introduce ActionToolbar
  • fix pull to refresh
  • Remove doxygen docs of internal class
  • Don't link against Qt5::DBus when DISABLE_DBUS is set
  • no extra margin for overlaysheets in overlay
  • fix the menu for Qt 5.9
  • Check the visible property of the action as well
  • better look/alignment in compact mode
  • don't scan for plugins for each platformTheme creation
  • get rid of the "custom" set
  • add resetters for all custom colors
  • port toolbutton coloring to custom colorSet
  • introduce Custom color set
  • writable buddyFor to position labels regarding to subitems
  • When using a different background color, use highlightedText as text color


  • [KMoreTools] Enable installing tools via appstream url
  • Remove KNS::Engine d-pointer hack


  • Remove unused key X-KDE-DBus-ModuleName from test service metadata


  • guard updateConfig for disabled status bars
  • add context menu to statusbar to toggle show total lines/word count
  • Implemented displaying of total lines in kate (bug 387362)
  • Make menu-bearing toolbar buttons show their menus with normal click rather than click-and-hold (bug 353747)
  • CVE-2018-10361: privilege escalation
  • Fix caret width (bug 391518)


  • [server] Send frame event instead of flush on relative pointer motion (bug 395815)
  • Fix XDGV6 popup test
  • Fix stupid copy paste bug in XDGShellV6 Client
  • Do not cancel old clipboard selection if it is same as the new one (bug 395366)
  • Fix some spelling issues suggested by new linter tool
  • Add the arclint file in kwayland
  • Fixup @since for skip switcher API


  • [KMessageWidget] Update stylesheet when palette changes
  • Update kcharselect-data to Unicode 11.0
  • [KCharSelect] Port generate-datafile.py to Python 3
  • [KCharSelect] Prepare translations for Unicode 11.0 update


  • Implement support for the Voice and Call interfaces
  • Don't set custom domain filter rules

Oxygen Icons

  • Show an icon for hidden files in Dolphin (bug 395963)

Plasma Framework

  • FrameSvg: Update mask frame if image path has been changed
  • FrameSvg: Do not wreck shared mask frames
  • FrameSvg: Simplify updateSizes
  • Icons for Keyboard Indicator T9050
  • fix color for media icon
  • FrameSvg: Recache maskFrame if enabledBorders has been changed (bug 391659)
  • FrameSvg: Draw corners only if both borders in both directions are enabled
  • Teach ContainmentInterface::processMimeData how to handle Task Manager drops
  • FrameSVG: Delete redundant checks
  • FrameSVG: Fix QObject include
  • Use QDateTime for interfacing with QML (bug 394423)


  • Add Share action to Dolphin context menu
  • Properly reset plugins
  • Filter out duplicate plugins


  • no pixel values in checkindicator
  • use RadioIndicator for everybody
  • Don't overflow around popups
  • on Qt<5.11 the control palette is completely ignored
  • anchor button background


  • Fix device label with unknown size

Syntax Highlighting

  • Fixes for Java comments
  • Highlight Gradle files with Groovy syntax too
  • CMake: Fix highlighting after strings with a single @ symbol
  • CoffeeScript: add extension .cson
  • Rust: Add keywords & bytes, fix identifiers, and other improvements/fixes
  • Awk: fix regex in a function and update syntax for gawk
  • Pony: fix single quote escape and a possible infinite loop with #
  • Update CMake syntax for the upcoming release 3.12

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 5.48.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.48.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.48.0 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 5.48.0 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.

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