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Release Announcements

KDE Frameworks 5.65.0

December 14, 2019. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.65.0.

KDE Frameworks are over 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 KDE Frameworks web page.

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

New module: KQuickCharts – a QtQuick module providing high-performance charts.

Breeze Icons

Extra CMake Modules

Framework Integration

KDE Doxygen Tools

KAuth

KBookmarks

KCalendarCore

KCMUtils

KCompletion

KConfig

KConfigWidgets

KCoreAddons

KDBusAddons

KDeclarative

KDED

KDELibs 4 Support

KDocTools

KI18n

KIconThemes

KIO

Deprecations:

Kirigami

KItemModels

KNewStuff

KNotification

KParts

KPeople

kquickcharts

New module. The Quick Charts module provides a set of charts that can be used from QtQuick applications. They are intended to be used for both simple display of data as well as continuous display of high-volume data (often referred to as plotters). The charts use a system called distance fields for their accelerated rendering, which provides ways of using the GPU for rendering 2D shapes without loss of quality.

KTextEditor

KTextWidgets

KWayland

KWidgetsAddons

KWindowSystem

KXMLGUI

Oxygen Icons

Plasma Framework

Purpose

QQC2StyleBridge

Solid

Sonnet

Syndication

Syntax Highlighting

ThreadWeaver

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. Get KDE Software on Your Linux Distro wiki page

Compiling from sources

The complete source code for KDE Frameworks 5.65.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.65.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.65.0 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 5.65.0 requires Qt 5.12.

Get Involved

Those interested in following and contributing to the development of Frameworks can check out the git repositories and follow the discussions on the KDE Frameworks Development mailing list. 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.

Supporting KDE

KDE is a Free Software community that exists and grows only because of the help of many volunteers that donate their time and effort. KDE is always looking for new volunteers and contributions, whether it is help with coding, bug fixing or reporting, writing documentation, translations, promotion, money, etc. All contributions are gratefully appreciated and eagerly accepted. Please read through the Supporting KDE page for further information or become a KDE e.V. supporting member through our Join the Game initiative.