KDE Frameworks 5.3.0 released with many fixes


The KDE community announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.3.0 today. The release brings a number of fixes and enhancements atop KDE 5 released exactly 3 months back.

KDE Frameworks is a combination of 60 additional libraries to Qt which extend the functionality of the base Qt libraries. It has a regular release schedule and undergoes the best practices to provide an efficient and reliable framework to Qt developers.

The 5.3.0 release includes fixes and enhancements to 21 components and modules of KDE Frameworks including KArchive, KConfig, KCoreAddon, KIO, KNotifications, KTextEditor, KWindowSystem. It requires Qt 5.2. However, if you want to experient with it you can compile it against Qt 5.4 as well, thanks to the fixes in Frameworkintegration.

KDE Frameworks binary packages are available for multiple distributions. To install KDE Frameowrks 5.3.0 on Kubuntu 14.04:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5
sudo apt update
sudo apt install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole

This release is of particular interest to Kubuntu 14.10 developers. Currently in Beta, it is the next release scheduled for the Ubuntu KDE derivative. To install on Kubuntu 14.10:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop
sudo apt full-upgrade

Instructions for installing packages for other distributions can be found here.

KDE is one of the most popular desktop environments on Linux with stunning look and feel. It comes with highly integrated suites of applications and libraries to deliver a uniform look and feel to users.

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