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KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 released with several new improvements

by Travis Rose

Yesterday, KDE announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.64.0.  The October 2019 monthly release includes many changes and bug fixes.

KDE Frameworks is 80 add-on libraries for coding applications with Qt, the free, open-source widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces and cross-platform apps that work on various platforms, such as Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux platforms.

The planned KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 release is part of a monthly release series designed to quickly and predictably make improvements available to developers.

The KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 release introduces over 200 changes to KDE’s open-source software suite to improve stability, security, reliability, and the overall performance of the KDE Plasma desktop and its related applications.

Significant changes included in the 5.64.0 release include support for the CMake 3.5 series of open-source and cross-platform package building tools, initial support for the soon-to-be-released Qt 5.15 open-source, cross-platform application framework, and new and updated icons.  Also, the KDE Frameworks 5.54.0 release fixes multiple identified memory leaks and crashes.

On the BSD, Windows, and macOS platforms, support for the deprecated Growl notification system (Mac OS X) has been removed.  Notification Center support in the latest macOS releases is now added and enabled, as is the proclist backend for FreeBSD in KProcessInfoList.  Support for compiling KActivitiesStats with Windows MSVC has also been added.

Other noteworthy changes include support for Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) authentication, debchangelog support for the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system, and WPA3 secure password-based authentication and password-authenticated key agreement method.

Some of the major libraries with updates are Attica, KConfig, KTextEditor, ThreadWeaver, and more. Further information, including the full changelog, is available in the official KDE announcement.  Details of the KDE Framework are available on the official KDE Framework website.

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