KDE Project announced the release and general availability of KDE Frameworks 5.115. This release is an addition to the already vibrant collection of more than 80 add-on libraries to Qt which provides crucial functionality for KDE Plasma desktop environment and KDE applications.
Monthly KDE Frameworks 5 are continued to be released. The KDE Frameworks 5.115 release primarily aims to fix bugs in the Dolphin file manager such as the crashing problem when kio-admin is used for privilege escalation. It also resolved an issue which prevented the expansion of folders inside network shares/mounts in the Details view.
Apart from that, the release also takes care of a problem encountered while moving or copying a large number of files using Dolphin file manager. This would sometimes result in skipping or losing some files after skipping duplicated folders.
Additionally, KDE Frameworks 5.115 addresses an infinite looping issue in the KCalendarCore component, includes a parent widget for diff dialogs in the KTextEditor text editor, updates the Google icon in the Breeze icon theme, and commemorates the St. Brigid’s Day holiday in KHolidays.
Other components like KWallet Framework, Prison, KIconThemes, KDeclarative, KCoreAddons, and Extra CMake Modules also received smaller changes. Check out the release announcement page for more details.
Meanwhile, if you use the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment series, you should keep an eye on the stable software repositories of your GNU/Linux distribution for the KDE Frameworks 5.115 packages and update your installations as soon as possible to enjoy a more stable and reliable Plasma desktop experience.
Since KDE Frameworks 6 is planned for February 28th, 2024, alongside the KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment and KDE Gear 24.02 software suite, it’s uncertain at this point if the KDE Project will release another update to the KDE Frameworks 5 series next month considering that KDE Plasma 5 is now EOL (End of Life).
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