KDE Ships Frameworks 5.80.0

Saturday, 13 March 2021

KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.80.0.

KDE Frameworks are 83 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 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


  • [balooshow] Always print parsed document/device/inode id
  • [balooshow] Allow hexadecimal format for deviceid parameter
  • [baloosearch] Allow to print document ID
  • [ResultIterator] Provide document ID
  • [ResultIterator] Rework for future extension
  • Don’t try to index ninja files
  • Don’t try to index .swp files (bug 433095)

Breeze Icons

  • Fix and improve “add-subtitle” icon, add 16px version
  • add new document scan icons
  • Swap the system-upgrade icon for something more identifiable
  • KMyMoney: move colorful icons back to actions and rename
  • kmymoney: add 32/48px icon for the accounts
  • kmymoney: add 32/48px icon for the ledger, update 16/22px
  • Add actions/48 section
  • Delete tor-browser icon (bug 432674)
  • Add icons for keyframe actions (kdenlive)

Extra CMake Modules

  • Fix ECMCheckOutboundLicenseTest to find the FindReuseTool.cmake file
  • ecm_qt_declare_logging_category: support target arg to append source file to
  • Add FindIsoCodes module
  • Add FindLibcap.cmake
  • Fix relative path edge case in ECMGeneratePriFile
  • Define relative paths when KDE_INSTALL_USE_QT_SYS_PATHS is enabled


  • Remove KActivities DBUS string macro magic


  • Stringify DBUS paths

KDE Doxygen Tools

  • Fix enum doc in the dark theme
  • Add support for CuteHMI (Qbs)
  • Kill caching with web workers
  • Fix padding issues in the two sidebars
  • Fix bad detection of bad class name in inherited stuff
  • Add licensing clarifications


  • Add a flag not to update the lastModified field automatically


  • Fix wrong margins on QML-based KCMs (bug 431855)


  • Add KEntryMap::constFindEntry() method
  • Fix window positioning regression due to incorrect fallback in fallback (bug 432661)


  • fix maxItems == 0, really ensure no items are remembered (bug 421391)


  • Use FindIsoCodes from ECM


  • FreeBSD: use procstat again
  • Un-overload KJob signals
  • kpluginfactory: Use the user-provided base factory in our factory macro (bug 410851)
  • [KProcessList] Check size of data before accessing it (bug 431334)


  • Fix X11 dependency conditions
  • Fix KCrash usage inside a systemd unit


  • don’t use mouse-over effects on mobile
  • [GridDelegate] Fix vertical misalignment when showing a subtitle
  • [GridDelegate] Remove centering hack


  • Revert “Switch from custom K_D to Q_DECLARE_PRIVATE_D & Q_D” (bug 432949)


  • [FFmpegExtractor] Use categorized logging


  • Use DBus activation for applications that are dbus activatable


  • Update mu_en_islamic, holidays/holidays.qrc
  • Update mu_en, create mu_en_islamic


  • Avoid race condition on loading the plugin
  • Allow icon themes to also use the colour scheme’s selected foreground colour for icon colouring
  • Fix loading of icons from resources like :/icons/…
  • Register our KIconEngine plugin for SVG icons
  • Remove cfeck as maintainer


  • Fix Non-square Radiance/RGBE/.hdr images failing to load
  • Check the input buffer before passing it to libheif
  • Check primaries returned from libavif
  • Add plugin for High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF)
  • Quality option can be returned without parsing input file


  • Use findLibcap from ECM


  • PreviewJob: Add support for DeviceRatioPixel
  • Fix icon for link to address (Url)
  • Add missing mailto helper protocol
  • Add KIO slave kapptemplate
  • KUrlRequester: un-overload returnPressed() signal
  • Extract a new job MimeTypeFinderJob from OpenUrlJob
  • PreviewJob: Fix Thumb::Size check to be spec compliant
  • PreviewJob: consider file size for cache invalidation (bug 433127)
  • PreviewJob: Added handlesSequences() to determine whether a ThumbSequenceCreator was used. Also fixed broken binary compatibility from my last commit
  • Add single character web shortcuts
  • [KPropertiesDialog] Resolve symlink target
  • ApplicationLauncherJob: improve handling of KServiceAction
  • Fix KDirOperator crash with libc++, due to unique_ptr difference
  • KFileWidget: fix crash on FreeBSD (from the destructor)
  • KCoreDirLister: un-overload redirection() signal
  • KPropertiesDialog: Show MIME type name as tooltip
  • RenameDialog: fix a potential buffer overflow (bug 432610)


  • Use standard durations for global drawer animations (bug 433948)
  • [controls/Avatar]: Add focus ring to indicate keyboard focus
  • [controls/Avatar]: Set activeFocusOnTab: true when Avatar has main action
  • Support for Toolbars in standalone pages (bug 432541)
  • Change and improve PlaceholderMessage new API
  • Fix issues with recent PlaceholderMessage changes
  • Add correct accessible roles to the Separator and FormLayout components
  • Mark Accessible.Heading role to Kirigami Heading
  • [Units] Add iconSizes.sizeForLabels docs, remove iconSizes.desktop docs
  • controls/PlaceholderMessage: introduce title element
  • different approach to remove the buttons visibility flickering
  • controls/PageRouter: fix crash on beginCreate failing
  • event compress the nav buttons show/hide (bug 413841)
  • Handle visibility changes for toolbarlayoutdelegate and morebutton instances
  • disable animations during replace (bug 426770)
  • support icon.name (bug 433472)
  • Add link to Kirigami tutorial and update hig link
  • Make Theme internal
  • Fix wrong right margin of OverlaySheet header on Mobile
  • [Units] Add sizeForLabels iconSize for setting icon size to the default text bounding rect size
  • api to include the handles in the toolbar
  • Improve global drawer with section look
  • better overlaysheet beavior with flick by touch
  • Better manage sheet contents resizing
  • Use custom QEvents for communicating between PlatformTheme instances
  • Do not load Theme.qml as Theme singleton, instead use BasicThemeDefinition
  • Add flatpak manifest to Kirigami template
  • Use a common function to wait for events and increase wait time slightly
  • Store owner of PlatformThemeData as QPointer
  • Use std::underlying_type<> for std::unordered_map of enums
  • Fix android-specific code path in StyleSelector
  • Set theme inherit to false on several items
  • Port Material style to use the new BasicThemeDefinition
  • Deprecate protected PlatformTheme::setPalette
  • Completely rework BasicTheme
  • Move style selection and lookup code out of KirigamiPlugin
  • Replace PlatformThemePrivate with an implementation that shares data
  • Add an environment variable to force the current theme and disable fallback
  • [controls/PageRouter]: Fix bug with extended properties when replacing a route with navigateToRoute
  • Add ToolTips for drawer handles


  • Add checkState role name to KCheckableProxyModel
  • Deprecate KConcatenateRowsProxyModel also by compiler & runtime warnings


  • Fix a copy/paste error in Button
  • Fix preview delegate’s update badge being cut off (bug 433535)
  • qtquickengine: Do not emit entriesChanged signal when we clear an empty list (bug 431568)
  • Put NewStuff.DialogContent’s handle into the global toolbar
  • Improve visuals in case initialization of engine failed
  • qtquickengine: Check if KNSCore::Engine is valid before searching (bug 402432)
  • Deprecate QWidgets components


  • Don’t attempt to strip markup from a KNotification’s title


  • Deprecate KParts::ReadOnlyPart::completed(bool)


  • Remove cfeck as maintainer


  • Simplify SingleRunnerMode code
  • Add header and CMake configuration to help writing tests


  • Revert “CMake: Specify add_custom_command() dependencies”
  • Un-overload databaseChagned() signal
  • src/services/yaac.y: use ‘%define api.pure’


  • Dont use F11 for Toggle-Line-Numbers
  • Remove trailing spaces on modified lines per default
  • Add Editor::font() to access use set editor font
  • Use correct function to determine with of line number characters (bug 430712)
  • Add regression test for matching adjacent brackets (e.g. [])
  • [KateViewInternal] Ensure that findMatchingBracket always works
  • Add Tests for AutomaticCompletionPreselectFirst
  • Make tab key select the first completion entry when none is selected
  • Add option to preselect nothing when automatic completion is invoked (bug 316413)
  • [KateCompletionWidget::execute] Return if the completion was successful
  • Temporarily save unfinished search/replace text (bug 411923)
  • ensure rangesForLine caching is correcly updated
  • avoid crash on clearing of bookmarks (bug 433006)
  • [Vimode] Make reformatting a single action
  • [Vimode] Do not remove empty lines when reformatting (bug 340550)
  • [Vimode] Display message directly in findPatternWorker instead of using a mutable m_lastSearchWrapped
  • [Vimode] Display message when search is wrapped
  • Fix a corner case with camel cursor


  • KPageView: Make it possible to access titleWidget


  • Un-overload windowChanged() signal


  • Add a missing addAction new-slot-syntax call
  • Correct name of menu item (bug 433157)


  • Bearer: drop initializers for non-primitive types
  • Bearer: add initializers for IpConfig members

Plasma Framework

  • Use more standard durations (bug 433948)
  • Make durations match Kirigami durations
  • [plasmacomponents3/TextField|TextArea] Fix placeholder text (bug 433864)
  • [Icon Item] Load .ico files using QIcon (bug 429927)
  • Use adaptive transparency and tweak contrast effect to make better use of it
  • [PlaceholderMessage] Sync with Kirigami version
  • add missing sizeForLabels
  • Print which file is responsible for an error
  • [PC3 ToolTip] Reduce margins to smallSpacing (bug 433243)
  • Port Plasma Style Kirigami Theme plugin to new Kirigami API


  • Use more standard duration values (bug 433948)
  • Respect the animation speed setting for menu open/close animation (bug 433948)
  • [RoundButton] Rework the contentItem, improve background accuracy
  • Spinbox: Update value during editing (bug 433066)
  • [Label] Remove unnecessary code
  • Use new custom event handling to trigger color sync in Platform theme
  • Use QQuickWindow::setTextRenderType() for the default text rendering type
  • Update Kirigami platform theme to new upstream API
  • [radiobutton] Fix focus indicator


  • Adding isEncrypted method to AccessStorage
  • solid-hardware: demarshall DBus types for nonportableinfo
  • [UDisks2] Correctly demarshall QDbusObjectPath in isEncryptedCleartext
  • Predicate Parser: fix deprecated directive


  • Remove enchant plugin

Syntax Highlighting

  • brightscript: Add inline lambda call syntax
  • Fix Dracula theme colors
  • Enhance XML highlighter colors
  • Indexer: request to add ^ with <RegExpr column=“0” …>
  • Indexer: request to merge RegExpr
  • Indexer: request to merge AnyChar/DetectChar
  • Update monokai & dracula for diff colors
  • Indexer: check for duplicate InclusionRules
  • adapt schema to reality of usage of weakDeliminator & additionalDeliminator
  • Zsh: replace some Command with Variable style and add ! as variable name
  • Indexer: suggest RegExpr to RangeDetect and some unnecessary quantifier
  • Indexer: check additionalDeliminator/wordDelimiters and RegExpr as DetectIdentifier
  • Bash/Zsh: fix comment and = style in VarName ; highlight parameter for getopts and let
  • C++ Highlighting: add some QVariant-related variants
  • PHP: fix string, number and folding region ; refactor styles (bug 429651)
  • Breeze Light: restore original black color for Control Flow


  • Un-overload signals

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 5.80.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE Frameworks 5.80.0 are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.80.0 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 5.80.0 requires Qt 5.14.

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.

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