KDE Frameworks 5.92.0

Saturday, 12 March 2022

KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.92.0.

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

Changes to multiple frameworks

  • Remove broken Python bindings generation
  • Make the BUILD_DESIGNERPLUGIN option dependent on not cross-compiling

Breeze Icons

  • Add app icon for TeXstudio (bug 391459)

Extra CMake Modules

  • [ECMQmlModule] Fix doc syntax
  • ECMGeneratePriFile: support multiple include install dirs
  • KDEInstallDirs6: replace ECMQueryQMake usage with qtpaths
  • Adapt Android toolchain file and FindGradle to Qt6


  • Move Boost dependency to BUILD_TESTING block


  • Check executables exist in PATH before passing them to QProcess


  • Normalize header names and include path layout to KF standards
  • Prepare KF6 KAuthWidgets library, with an interface lib for KF5


  • Check executables exist in PATH before passing them to QProcess


  • Compare timeSpecs when comparing incidences for equality
  • Preserve timeSpec of all-day event’s dtEnd


  • Add KWindowStateSaver
  • Remove warning from kauthorized.h
  • KConfigCompiler: support ItemAccessors=true with signalling items
  • QMake pri files: fix missing new path to version header
  • Support build without Qt session manager
  • Add KConfig GUI logging category


  • KHamburgerMenu: Avoid null receiver warning upon showing menubar
  • Add a KColorScheme::operator==
  • KHambugerMenu: Fix crash on windows when showing the window menubar from the KHamburgerMenu


  • Split internal and external API into different files
  • Also install the address format API header
  • Improve output for incomplete addresses and formats with 3+ fields per line
  • Rewrite the address formatter


  • Deprecate KPluginMetaData::fromDesktopFile
  • KPluginMetaDataTest: Explicitly call dedicated constructors
  • KPluginMetaData: Emit runtime deprecation warnings for deprecated code path
  • KPluginMetaData: Add note for deprecated code paths to constructor
  • KPluginMetaData: Use QFileInfo::completeBaseName for deriving plugin id
  • Downgrade mismatched host tool version to WARNING
  • Add a way to indicate to not show a notification on finished
  • Allow to create valid KPluginMetaData for plugins without embedded JSON metadata
  • Add an OUTPUT_FILE argument to kcoreaddons_desktop_to_json()
  • Add KSignalHandler


  • Add iCloud info to README
  • Replace absolute URIs with relative ones in calendar-multiget request


  • Fix double deleting of NetworkAccessManagerFactory (bug 450507)
  • Delete networkAccessManagerFactory when we delete the engine
  • Improve Openapp functions (bug 443984)


  • Drop obsolete KF5Service and add KF5Config dependency


  • [ca@valencia] Add Catalan (Valencian) Language


  • Port to KPluginMetaData::findPlugins for plugin querying
  • enable mobipocket extractor by default

KDE GUI Addons

  • [KOverlayIconEngine] Implement ScaledPixmapHook for high-dpi support


  • holiday_pl_pl - add Fat Thursday and State Holidays w/o day-off (bug 447201)


  • Fix pixelated icons in item views (bug 450336)
  • [KIconEngine] Create high-dpi pixmap in paint
  • Read the reference icon already scaled


  • jxl: encoding improvements
  • avif: adjust dimension and memory limits


  • Check executables exist in PATH before passing them to QProcess


  • KFilePlacesView: Fix potential crash in previousVisibleIndex (bug 450966)
  • KFilePlacesView: Fix crash when dragging over topmost section header (bug 450966)
  • Add the keywords kdeapi and api for KDE
  • Remove Qt4 runner
  • Update KDE and Qt runners
  • Update KDE API runner to current website
  • Have a runner for Krita Manual
  • Make KReddit more specific (KDE Reddit)
  • Add Invent Merge Requests
  • Remove icon in rust.desktop
  • DesktopExecParser: parse environment variables too (bug 448859)
  • Hide mount point labels if mount point can’t be found
  • [kemailclientlauncherjob] Fix emitting result
  • Fix trash KCM not having any icon on wayland (bug 449859)
  • Report error messages instead of error names
  • QMake pri files: fix missing new path to version header
  • [KFilePlacesView] Consider section header for drop highlight
  • [KFileWidget] Hide KMessageWidget initially
  • Fix potential crash in pastejob (bug 439948)
  • Check executables exist in PATH before passing them to QProcess
  • KBuildSycocaProgressDialog: drop kbuildsycoca4-related code
  • Make KFilePlacesModel somewhat usable from QML
  • Make KDirModel somewhat usable from QML
  • Disable broken DBusActivation with urls arguments for now
  • [KFilePlacesView] Mount place when dropping onto it (bug 206629)
  • [KFilePlacesView] Unset active/selected state for drag pixmap
  • Introduce API to unwatch directories
  • OpenUrlJob: fallback to QDesktopServices::openUrl() on Windows and MacOS
  • [KFileWidget] Display KFilePlacesView errors
  • [KFileWidget] Use KMessageWidget for error reporting
  • [KDirOperator] Consider IO finished in case of error
  • [KFilePlacesModel] Check query and fragment for closest parent
  • [KFilePlacesModel] Check for convertedUrl in closestItem
  • Fix memory leak after SimpleJob::putOnHold()
  • Fix memory leak when killing a job
  • [KFilePlacesView] Add drag auto-activation
  • [knewfilemenu] Bind stat job connection lifetime to dialog, not the whole menu (bug 433347)
  • [KFilePlacesView] Workaround place being added despite urlsDropped
  • [KFilePlacesView] Always set pen explicitly
  • [KFilePlacesView] Allow for an empty “Places” section
  • [KFilePlacesView] Use DisplayRole when editing a place
  • [KPropertiesDialog] Avoid layout shift when interrupting size calculation


  • Dialog: Accommodate vertical scrollbars widths properly
  • Dialog: Fix implicitWidth binding loop when absolute maximum size used
  • consider visibility when calculating page content positions
  • update commandlink url to a working one
  • FormLayout: make section headings slightly smaller but bolder
  • NavigationTabBar: check checkedButton state before updating currentIndex
  • Drawer should not eat mouse events at edges (bug 438017)
  • Add a CI job to build and test the static build
  • Use extra spacing to distinguish narrow-mode form labels and UI controls (bug 450105)
  • Revert “Bold labels for narrow FormLayout” (bug 450105)
  • Units: add mediumSpacing property
  • Ensure OverlayDrawer handles is keyboard navigable
  • CheckableListItem: Reset list item’s checked property when checking box (bug 449766)
  • CheckableListItem: Only conditionally trigger action when checked
  • PageRow: properly handle back button
  • WheelHandler: Round contentX/contentY positions (bug 449884)
  • Allow compiling against Qt configured with -no-opengl
  • Fix install path of settings and swipe navigator components


  • Check executables exist in PATH before passing them to QProcess


  • kmoretools: Fix OBS appstream id (bug 414533)
  • Add conditional cache preference to http requests
  • Engine: Ensure we are not using the wrong ProvidersUrl
  • Add http2 to KNewStuff requests
  • KNSCore::Engine: Expose our Attica::Provider


  • Allow to build the Java parts with Gradle from both Qt5 and Qt6


  • Fix FindUTEMPTER when cross-compiling


  • Bundle plasma-runner.desktop into a qrc, for CI and Windows


  • Use :/kservicetypes5 instead of :/kf/kservicetypes5


  • Remove the KateTextLine string() accessor
  • TextLine: Remove unused operator[]
  • textline: Remove empty destructor and inline ctors
  • vi_input_mode_manager member might be invalid if previous test caused a call
  • fix highlighting on next/previous match (n/N)
  • fix highlighting when opening/closing search bar
  • prevent normal search mode highlight when using hls mode
  • disable hls mode when switching to normal mode
  • handle empty match result
  • ignore :noh[lsearch] when hlsearch is disabled
  • remove highlights when switching away from vimode
  • react to color scheme changes
  • vimode: implement hlsearch (bug 449641 449643)
  • Mark some internal classes as final
  • consistent right aligned status bar content
  • Fix default font weight never gets honored
  • remove helper that removed style of font
  • minimal fix to keep font styles
  • Remove menu-indicator from buttons
  • katebookmarks: always populate the menu with some actions
  • remove modified icon from the statusbar
  • view: fix buggy scrolling on macOS (bug 442060)
  • katestatusbar: fix margin in status bar buttons on certain styles
  • vimode: explicitly set KateViewConfig::WordCompletionRemoveTail during tests
  • vimode: find+replace more occurrences of the Control/Meta modifiers
  • vimode: move #ifdefs to a common header
  • vimode: fix swapped modifiers and arrow keys in insert/replace modes on macOS
  • more statusbar out of stack
  • hide the dictionary button when there are no dictionaries
  • statusbar: Dont create actions with no text
  • Lazy load ModeMenuList
  • Make the statusbar smaller
  • Remove superfluous QTextStream::setCodec call
  • Guard against null widgets (bug 450094)
  • use the url of the latest used document for save (bug 448618)
  • proper parent for hl menu submenus
  • fix menu parents for wayland
  • Remove some left over dead expand code
  • Differentiate docs with identical filenames (bug 381532)
  • Remove partial expand stuff
  • Remove ExpandingDelegate, replace with simpler QStyledItemDelegate
  • Remove more dead completion code
  • Remove ExpandingTree, merge with ArgumentHintTree
  • Make sure we always only reselect old item if its still the first
  • Allow to configure whether the doc tip is always visible or on demand
  • Make sure expansion stuff still works in argument hint tree
  • Improve wayland support for doc tip
  • Use QTextBrowser, we don’t want editing in here
  • Fix keyboard navigation
  • Handle expanding widgets
  • completion: show doc in a tooltip instead of as a tree node
  • Don’t copy QKeyEvents, use a simple data class instead


  • Add teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) units (bug 450908)


  • Check executables exist in PATH before passing them to QProcess


  • KCharSelect: connect to the appropriate QFontComboBox signal (bug 445477)
  • Check executables exist in PATH before passing them to QProcess
  • Make KSqueezedTextLabel more robust wrt QFontMetrics


  • Ensure that xdgActivationTokenArrived is always emitted asynchronously (bug 450342)


  • Support build without Qt session manager
  • Add an action in help menu for command bar


  • Normalise where headers are installed with the rest of KF

Plasma Framework

  • Remove or upgrade QQC1 imports from tests where possible
  • show the header if both this and dialog background fallback
  • Units: add mediumSpacing
  • Remove the use of the QtQml namespace
  • Qt6 porting


  • Fix include dir for .pri file
  • Normalise where headers are installed with the rest of KF


  • Remove call to ecm_find_qmlmodule(org.kde.kdeconnect)


  • Thicken menus on transient touch as well as being in Tablet Mode
  • PlasmaDesktopTheme: ensure we initialise the colours
  • PlasmaDesktopTheme: Do not compute the colors for invisible items
  • PlasmaDesktopTheme: Do not call syncColors after syncWindow
  • Menu: use hmargin and vmargin from QStyle
  • Support displaying icons in ItemDelegate (bug 425867)
  • fix checkbox position for CheckDelegate
  • Drop lib prefix when building for Windows
  • KQuickStyleItem: Simplify the updatePolish
  • Use correct DBus signal for listening for font changes
  • Use raw pointer instead of QPointer to track watchers


  • Use enum in switch instead of raw int
  • udisks backend: Add UD2_DBUS_PATH_BLOCKDEVICES and use more constants
  • udev: Do not ignore joysticks
  • Check executables exist in PATH before passing them to QProcess


  • settings: Emit autodetectLanguageChanged
  • QMake pri files: fix missing new path to version header

Syntax Highlighting

  • Bash: fix parameter expansion replacement with path without extended glob
  • Lua: fix function highlighting with local function (#17)
  • Propagate Qt major version to external project build of the host tools
  • Bash/Zsh: fix keyword ! in ! cmd

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 5.92.0 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing are available from the KDE Frameworks 5.92.0 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 5.92.0 requires Qt 5.15.2.

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.

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 Libera Chat.

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