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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.26.0

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September 10, 2016. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.26.0.

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


  • Add Qt5Network as a public dependency


  • Fix include dir in pri file

Breeze Icons

  • Add missing namespace prefix definitions
  • Check SVG icons for wellformedness
  • Fix all edit-clear-location-ltr icons (bug 366519)
  • add kwin effect icon support
  • rename caps-on in input-caps-on
  • add caps icons for text input
  • add some gnome specific icons from Sadi58
  • add app icons from gnastyle
  • Dolphin, Konsole and Umbrello icons optimized for 16px, 22px, 32px
  • Updated VLC icon for 22px, 32px and 48px
  • Added app icon for Subtitle Composer
  • Fix Kleopatra new icon
  • Added app icon for Kleopatra
  • Added icons for Wine and Wine-qt
  • fix presentation word bug thanks Sadi58 (bug 358495)
  • add system-log-out icon in 32px
  • add 32px system- icons, remove colored system- icons
  • add pidgin, banshee icon support
  • remove vlc app icon due to license issue, add new VLC icon (bug 366490)
  • Add gthumb icon support
  • use HighlightedText for folder icons
  • places folder icons are now use stylesheet (highleight color)

Extra CMake Modules

  • ecm_process_po_files_as_qm: Skip fuzzy translations
  • The default level for logging categories should be Info rather than Warning
  • Document ARGS variable in the create-apk-* targets
  • Create a test that validates projects' appstream information

KDE Doxygen Tools

  • Add condition if group's platforms are not defined
  • Template: Sort platforms alphabetically


  • Bring from kdelibs the file used to generate kentities.c


  • Add Donate entry to KStandardShortcut


  • Add Donate standard action


  • [kpackagelauncherqml] Assume desktop file name is same as pluginId
  • Load QtQuick rendering settings from a config file and set default
  • icondialog.cpp - proper compile fix that doesn't shadow m_dialog
  • Fix crash when no QApplication is available
  • expose translation domain

KDELibs 4 Support

  • Fix Windows compilation error in kstyle.h


  • add paths for config, cache + data to general.entities
  • Made up-to-date with the English version
  • Add Space and Meta key entities to src/customization/en/user.entities


  • Only require Xattr if the operating system is Linux
  • Restore Windows build


  • [xsync] XFlush in simulateUserActivity


  • KPropertiesDialog: remove warning note from docu, the bug is gone
  • [test program] resolve relative paths using QUrl::fromUserInput
  • KUrlRequester: fix error box when selecting a file and reopening the file dialog
  • Provide a fallback if slaves don't list the . entry (bug 366795)
  • Fix creating symlink over "desktop" protocol
  • KNewFileMenu: when creating symlinks use KIO::linkAs instead of KIO::link
  • KFileWidget: fix double '/' in path
  • KUrlRequester: use static connect() syntax, was inconsistent
  • KUrlRequester: pass window() as parent for the QFileDialog
  • avoid calling connect(null, .....) from KUrlComboRequester


  • uncompress archives in subfolders
  • No longer allow installing to generic data folder because of potential security hole


  • Get StatusNotifierWatcher property ProtocolVersion in async way

Package Framework

  • silence contentHash deprecation warnings


  • Revert "Remove unused KF5 dependencies"


  • remove accel clash (bug 363738)
  • fix email address highlighting in doxygen (bug 363186)
  • detect some more json files, like our own projects ;)
  • improve mime-type detection (bug 357902)
  • Bug 363280 - highlighting: c++: #if 1 #endif #if defined (A) aaa #elif defined (B) bbb #endif (bug 363280)
  • Bug 363280 - highlighting: c++: #if 1 #endif #if defined (A) aaa #elif defined (B) bbb #endif
  • Bug 351496 - Python folding is not working during initial typing (bug 351496)
  • Bug 365171 - Python syntax highlighting: not working correctly for escape sequences (bug 365171)
  • Bug 344276 - php nowdoc not folded correctly (bug 344276)
  • Bug 359613 - Some CSS3 properties are not supported in syntax highlight (bug 359613)
  • Bug 367821 - wineHQ syntax: The section in a reg file isn't highlighted correctly (bug 367821)
  • Improve swap file handling if swap directory specified
  • Fix crash when reloading documents with auto-wrapped line due to line length limit (bug 366493)
  • Fix constant crashes related to the vi command bar (bug 367786)
  • Fix: Line numbers in printed documents now starts at 1 (bug 366579)
  • Backup Remote Files: Treat mounted files also as remote files
  • cleanup logic for searchbar creation
  • add highlighting for Magma
  • Allows only one level of recursion
  • Fix broken swap-file on windows
  • Patch: add bitbake support for syntax highlighting engine
  • autobrace: look at spellcheck attribute where the character was entered (bug 367539)
  • Highlight QMAKE_CFLAGS
  • Don't pop out of the main context
  • Add some executable names that are commonly used


  • Add British "stone" unit of mass

KWallet Framework

  • Move kwallet-query docbook to correct subdir
  • Fix wording an -> one


  • Make linux/input.h compile time optional


  • Fix background of non-BMP characters
  • Add C octal escaped UTF-8 search
  • Make the default KMessageBoxDontAskAgainMemoryStorage save to QSettings


  • Port to Donate standard action
  • Port away from deprecated authorizeKAction

Plasma Framework

  • fix device icon 22px icon didn't work in the old file
  • WindowThumbnail: Do GL calls in the correct thread (bug 368066)
  • Make plasma_install_package work with KDE_INSTALL_DIRS_NO_DEPRECATED
  • add margin and padding to the start.svgz icon
  • fix stylesheet stuff in computer icon
  • add computer and laptop icon for kicker (bug 367816)
  • Fix cannot assign undefined to double warning in DayDelegate
  • fix stylesheed svgz files are not in love with me
  • rename the 22px icons to 22-22-x and the 32px icons to x for kicker
  • [PlasmaComponents TextField] Don't bother loading icons for unused buttons
  • Extra guard in Containment::corona in the special system tray case
  • When marking a containment as deleted, also mark all sub-applets as deleted - fixes system tray container configs not being deleted
  • Fix Device Notifier icon
  • add system-search to system in 32 and 22px size
  • add monochrome icons for kicker
  • Set colour scheme on system-search icon
  • Move system-search into system.svgz
  • Fix wrong or missing "X-KDE-ParentApp" in desktop file definitions
  • Fix API dox of Plasma::PluginLoader: mixup of applets/dataengine/services/..
  • add system-search icon for the sddm theme
  • add nepomuk 32px icon
  • update touchpad icon for the system tray
  • Remove code that can never be executed
  • [ContainmentView] Show panels when UI becomes ready
  • Don't redeclare property implicitHeight
  • use QQuickViewSharedEngine::setTranslationDomain (bug 361513)
  • add 22px and 32px plasma breeze icon support
  • remove colored system icons and add 32px monochrome ones
  • Add an optional reveal password button to TextField
  • The standard tooltips are now mirrored when in a right-to-left language
  • Performance when changing months in the calendar has been greatly improved


  • Don't lowercase the language names in trigram parsing
  • Fix immediate crash on startup due to null plugin pointer
  • Handle dictionaries without correct names
  • Replace hand-curated list of script-language mappings, use proper names for languages
  • Add tool to generate trigrams
  • Unbreak language detection a bit
  • Use selected language as suggestion for detection
  • Use cached spellers in language detection, improve performance a bit
  • Improve language detection
  • Filter list of suggestions against available dictionaries, remove dupes
  • Remember to add the last trigram match
  • Check if any of the trigrams actually matched
  • Handle multiple languages with same score in trigram matcher
  • Don't check for minimum size twice
  • Prune list of languages against available languages
  • Use same minimum length everywhere in langdet
  • Sanity check that the loaded model has the correct amount of trigrams for each language

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 5.26.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.26.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.26.0 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 5.26.0 requires Qt 5.5.

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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