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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.35.0

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June 10, 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.35.0.

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


  • Improve error notification


  • Pass an explicit list of arguments. This prevents QProcess from trying to handle our space containing path through a shell
  • Fix property changes being missed immediately after an object is added (bug 377405)

Breeze Icons

  • update awk mime as it's a script language (bug 376211)

Extra CMake Modules

  • restore hidden-visibility testing with Xcode 6.2
  • ecm_qt_declare_logging_category(): more unique include guard for header
  • Add or improve "Generated. Don't edit" messages and make consistent
  • Add a new FindGperf module
  • Change default pkgconfig install path for FreeBSD


  • Fix kactivities-stats into tier3

KDE Doxygen Tools

  • Do not consider keyword Q_REQUIRED_RESULT


  • Verify that whoever is calling us is actually who he says he is


  • Generate gperf output at build time


  • Ensure proper per thread seeding in KRandom
  • Do not watch QRC's paths (bug 374075)


  • Don't include the pid in the dbus path when on flatpak


  • Consistently emit MouseEventListener::pressed signal
  • Don't leak MimeData object (bug 380270)

KDELibs 4 Support

  • Handle having spaces in the path to CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR


  • Fix: Qt5::DBus is only privately used


  • use /usr/bin/env to locate python2


  • Generate kentities gperf output at build time
  • Generate doctypes gperf output at build time


  • Extend Programmer's Guide with notes about influence of setlocale()


  • Addressed an issue where certain elements in applications (e.g. Dolphin's file view) would become inaccessible in high-dpi multi-screen setup (bug 363548)
  • [RenameDialog] Enforce plain text format
  • Identify PIE binaries (application/x-sharedlib) as executable files (bug 350018)
  • core: expose GETMNTINFO_USES_STATVFS in config header
  • PreviewJob: skip remote directories. Too expensive to preview (bug 208625)
  • PreviewJob: clean up empty temp file when get() fails (bug 208625)
  • Speed up detail treeview display by avoiding too many column resizes


  • Use a single QNAM (and a disk cache) for HTTP jobs
  • Internal cache for provider data on initialisation


  • Fix KSNIs being unable to register service under flatpak
  • Use application name instead of pid when creating SNI dbus service


  • Do not export symbols from private libraries
  • Fix symbol exporting for KF5PeopleWidgets and KF5PeopleBackend
  • limit #warning to GCC

KWallet Framework

  • Replace kwalletd4 after migration has finished
  • Signal completion of migration agent
  • Only start timer for migration agent if necessary
  • Check for unique application instance as early as possible


  • Add requestToggleKeepAbove/below
  • Keep QIcon::fromTheme in main thread
  • Remove pid changedSignal in Client::PlasmaWindow
  • Add pid to plasma window management protocol


  • KViewStateSerializer: Fix crash when view is destroyed before state serializer (bug 353380)


  • Better fix for NetRootInfoTestWM in path with spaces


  • Set main window as parent of stand-alone popup menus
  • When building menu hierarchies, parent menus to their containers

Plasma Framework

  • Add VLC tray icon
  • Plasmoid templates: use the image which is part of the package (again)
  • Add template for Plasma QML Applet with QML extension
  • Recreate plasmashellsurf on exposed, destroy on hidden

Syntax Highlighting

  • Haskell: highlight "julius" quasiquoter using Normal##Javascript rules
  • Haskell: enable hamlet highlighting for "shamlet" quasiquoter too

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 5.35.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.35.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.35.0 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 5.35.0 requires Qt 5.6.

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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