KDE Releases Frameworks 5.73.0

August 01, 2020. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.73.0.

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
Breeze Icons
Center 16px help-about and help-whatsthis
Add kirigami-gallery icon
Add Kontrast icon
Add applications/pkcs12 mime type icon
Make breeze-dark audio-volume icons match breeze
Make microphone style more consistent with other audio icons and pixel aligned
Use 35% opacity for faded waves in audio-volume icons and make mute waves faded
Make audio-off and audio-volume-muted the same
Add snap-angle icon
Fix 22px application-x-ms-shortcut linking to a 16px icon
Fix inconsistencies in mimetype icons between light/dark versions
Fix invisible light/dark differences in vscode and wayland icons
Add document-replace icon (Like for Overwrite action)
Add template for making python scripts that edit SVGs
Add SMART status icon (bug 423997)
Add “task-recurring” and “appointment-recurring” icons (bug 397996)
Extra CMake Modules
Add ecm_generate_dbus_service_file
Add ecm_install_configured_file
Export Wayland_DATADIR
Ignore BoostConfig.cmake if present (bug 424799)
Support highlight indicator for QWidget and QtQuick based module
Add method to clear plugin selector (bug 382136)
Update sGlobalFileName when QStandardPaths TestMode is toggled
API dox: state explicitly expected encoding for KConfig key & group names
KCModule: Indicate when a setting has been changed from the default value
When resetting to system default do not use the standard palette of the style
Introduce KRandom::shuffle(container)
SettingStateBinding : expose whether non default highlight is enabled
Make sure KF5CoreAddons is installed before using KF5Declarative
Add KF5::CoreAddons to public interface for KF5::QuickAddons
Introduce SettingState* elements to ease KCM writing
support config notifications in configpropertymap
KDE GUI Addons
Move KCursorSaver from libkdepim, improved
Adapt license to LGPL-2.0-or-later
KFilterCombo: application/octet-stream is also hasAllFilesFilter
Introduce OpenOrExecuteFileInterface for handling opening executables
RenameDialog: Show if files are identical (bug 412662)
[rename dialog] Port Overwrite button to KStandardGuiItem::Overwrite (bug 424414)
Show up to three file item actions inline, not just one (bug 424281)
KFileFilterCombo: Show extensions if there’s repeated mime comment
[KUrlCompletion] Don’t append / to completed folders
[Properties] Add SHA512 algorithm to checksums widget (bug 423739)
[WebDav] Fix copies that include overwrites for the webdav slave (bug 422238)
Support action visibility in GlobalDrawer
Introduce FlexColumn component
Mobile layout optimizations
A layer must cover the tabbar as well
PageRouter: actually use preloaded pages when pushing
Improve (Abstract)ApplicationItem docs
Fix segfault on PageRouter teardown
Make ScrollablePage scrollable with keyboard
Improve accessibility of the Kirigami input fields
Fix the static build
PageRouter: Add convenience APIs for otherwise manual tasks
Introduce PageRouter lifecycle APIs
Force a low Z order of ShadowedRectangle’s software fallback
KSelectionProxyModel: allow using the model with new-style connect
KRearrangeColumnsProxyModel: fix hasChildren() when no columns are set up yet
[QtQuick dialog] use update icon that exists (bug 424892)
[QtQuick GHNS dialog] Improve combobox labels
Don’t show the downloaditem selector for only one downloadable item
Rejig the layout a little, for a more balanced look
Fix layout for the EntryDetails status card
Only link to Core, not the quick plugin (because that won’t work)
Some prettification of the welcome screen (and don’t use qml dialogs)
Use the dialog when a knsrc file is passed, otherwise not
Remove the button from the main window
Add a dialog (for showing the dialog directly when passed a file)
Add the new bits to the main application
Add a simple (at least for now) model for showing knsrc files
Move the main qml file into a qrc
Turn the KNewStuff Dialog test tool into a proper tool
Allow to delete updatable entries (bug 260836)
Do not focus first element automatically (bug 417843)
Fix display of Details and Uninstall button in Tiles view mode (bug 418034)
Fix moving buttons when search text is inserted (bug 406993)
Fix missing parameter for translated string
Fix details install dropdown in QWidgets dialog (bug 369561)
Add tooltips for different view modes in QML dialog
Set entry to uninstalled if installation fails (bug 422864)
Also take model properties into account when using ModelHistorySource
Implement KConfig watcher for enabled plugins and runner KCMs (bug 421426)
Do not remove virtual method from build (bug 423003)
Deprecate AbstractRunner::dataEngine(…)
Fix disabled runners and runner config for plasmoid
Delay emitting metadata porting warnings until KF 5.75
Add overload to invoke terminal with ENV variables (bug 409107)
Add icons to all buttons of file modified message (bug 423061)
Use the canonical docs.kde.org URLs
KWallet Framework
use better Name and follow HIG
Mark API as deprecated also in D-Bus interface description
Add copy of org.kde.KWallet.xml without deprecated API
plasma-window-management: Adapt to changes in the protocol
PlasmaWindowManagement: adopt changes in the protocol
KMultiTabBar: paint tab icons active on mouseover
Fix KMultiTabBar to paint the icon shifted on down/checked by style design
Use new overwrite icon for Overwrite GUI Item (bug 406563)
Make KXmlGuiVersionHandler::findVersionNumber public in KXMLGUIClient
Remove secrets logging
Plasma Framework
Set cpp ownership on the units instance
Add some missing PlasmaCore imports
Remove usage of context properties for theme and units
PC3: Improve look of the Menu
Adjust audio icons again to match breeze-icons
Make showTooltip() invokable from QML
[PlasmaComponents3] Honor icon.[name|source] property
Filter on formfactors if set
Update mute icon style to match breeze-icons
Remove broken metatype registration for types missing the “*” in the name
Use 35% opacity for faded elements in the network icons
Don’t show Plasma dialogs in task switchers (bug 419239)
Correct QT Bug URL for font rendering hack
Don’t use hand cursor because it is not consistent
[ExpandableListItem] use standard button sizes
[PlasmaComponents3] Show ToolButton focus effect and omit shadow when flat
Unify height of PC3 buttons, TextFields, and Comboboxes
[PlasmaComponents3] Add missing features to TextField
[ExpandableListItem] Fix silly error
Rewrite button.svg to make it easier to understand
Copy DataEngine relays before iterating (bug 423081)
Make signal strength in network icons more visible (bug 423843)
Use “raised” style for non-flat toolbuttons
Only reserve space for the icon in toolbutton if we actually have an icon
Support showing a menu arrow on tool buttons
Really fix menu separator height on high DPI
Update Mainpage.dox
Set height of MenuSeparator properly (bug 423653)
Clear m_deviceCache before introspecting again (bug 416495)
Syntax Highlighting
Convert DetectChar to proper Detect2Chars
Mathematica: some improvements
Doxygen: fix some errors ; DoxygenLua: starts only with — or --!
AutoHotkey: complete rewrite
Nim: fix comments
Add syntax highlighting for Nim
Scheme: fix identifier
Scheme: add datum comment, nested-comment and other improvements
Replace some RegExp by AnyChar, DetectChar, Detect2Chars or StringDetect
language.xsd: remove HlCFloat and introduce char type
KConfig: fix $(…) and operators + some improvements
ISO C++: fix performance in highlighting numbers
Lua: attribute with Lua54 and some other improvements
replace RegExpr=[.]{1,1} by DetectChar
Add PureScript highlighting based on Haskell rules. It gives pretty good approximation and starting point for PureScript
README.md: use the canonical docs.kde.org URLs
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 5.73.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.73.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.73.0 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 5.73.0 requires Qt 5.12.

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 Phabricator. 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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