Linux News Today: KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 Is a Massive Release with Lots of Plasma Framework Goodies
Today, October 10, KDE was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 toolkit for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.
As you probably know already, KDE releases new KDE Frameworks versions at the beginning of each month, preceded by new KDE Applications and KDE Plasma builds, and according to the changelog, KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 is a massive release that brings a great number of improvements and fixes some of the most annoying bugs that have been reported by users since the previous version of the software, KDE Frameworks 5.14.0.
KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 has improvements for many of its core components, including Plasma Framework, KActivities, KIO, KHTML, KConfig, KNotification, KCrash, KWindowSystem, KNotifyConfig, KDESU, Baloo, KDesignerPlugin, KDED, KFileMetaData, KXMLGUI, KWallet Framework, BluezQt, KCodecs, KCoreAddons, KService, KDeclarative, KTextEditor, KI18n, KWidgetsAddons, KDE GUI Addons, NetworkManagerQt, and Sonnet.
“KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.15.0. KDE Frameworks are 60 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. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner,” reads the announcement.
KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 arrives on November 14
In addition to the updated components mentioned above, KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 introduces various other improvements to the support for the KDE 4 libraries (KDELibs 4), the extra CMake modules, and Framework integration. This release of KDE Frameworks includes over 60 add-on libraries for the cross-platform and open-source Qt GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit.
Below we’ve attached the entire release notes of KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 if you’re curious to see what exactly has been changed. In the meantime you can download KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 right now from Softpedia. The next major version will be KDE Frameworks 5.16.0, which will see the light of day on November 14, 2015, if everything goes according to plan.