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rsibreak release?

Is there any interest in making an rsibreak release? The current release
has no appstream metadata in it so Discover can not find it to install on
the new kde apps website.

Jonathan

support middle-mouse-button pasting (primary selection)

Hi Johan,

I have seen that there was progress in the bug-report in [0] after I
asked on [1] and [2].

In the qtwayland.git#dev Git branch [7] I see two relevant commits
(see [3] and [4]):

commit 5ec182df699041699f514d164a161c299fde5d19
"Client: Implement primary-selection-unstable-v1"

commit 14d37a53a674d7dbef32e718ae391e265fad5fac
"Add QWaylandXdgPopup::sendPopupDone and one for QWaylandXdgPopupV6."

What do I need to test this?

Does latest kde/neon "developer edition" latest ISO-image ship that
feature (see[8] and [9])?

What do I need to test this on Debian/buster AMD64?

In [5] and [6]

CMake 3.15.0-rc1 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the first CMake 3.15 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.15" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.15">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.15</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.15/release/3.15.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.15/release/3.15.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.15/release/3.15.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.15 are:

* The "CMAKE_MSVC_RUNTIME_LIBRARY" variable and
"MSVC_RUNTIME_LIBRARY" target property were introduced to select the
runtime library used by compilers targeting the MSVC ABI.

CMake 3.14.5 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.14.5 is now available for download.

The Visual Studio 2019 16.1 update introduced a regression in MSBuild's
evaluation of custom command dependencies causing them to re-run on every build.
CMake 3.14.5 includes a workaround, for more details on the issue see:
<a href="https://gitlab.kitware.com/cmake/cmake/issues/19303" title="https://gitlab.kitware.com/cmake/cmake/issues/19303">https://gitlab.kitware.com/cmake/cmake/issues/19303</a>

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Alex Turbov (1):
FindBoo

Smb4K flatpak build fails due to KAuth helper

Hello everyone,

I am currently trying to produce a flatpak for Smb4K. However, the build
process always fails when the KAuth helper binary is to be installed into the
flatpak folder.

Contribution

Respected Sir/Ma'am
I would like to contribute to your community as I believe I have the
required skill set to contribute and hence would like to be a part of your
community.
Please do let me know about your GitHub profile or any version control
where your code is available and I can start understanding the code and
then start contributing.
I have a past experience with GirlScript Summer of code 2019 and have
contributed to Open Genus IQ
<a href="https://iq.opengenus.org/author/harshita/" title="https://iq.opengenus.org/author/harshita/">https://iq.opengenus.org/author/harshita/</a>
Hoping for a positive response.
Thank You.
Harshita Sahai

Need help with Kapidox - messes up my work

Hi everyone,

can someone explain me how (not) to use Kapidox?

I tried to build Okular class documentation with Kapidox, whether that is
easier than with doxygen.

So I followed the README on <a href="https://cgit.kde.org/kapidox.git/tree/README.md" title="https://cgit.kde.org/kapidox.git/tree/README.md">https://cgit.kde.org/kapidox.git/tree/README.md</a>,
and got a kapidox_generate in ~/kde/kapidox/src/. 'python setup.py install'
and so on.

Then I mkdir-cd-ed to html_kapidox/ in the okular base directory, and called
kapidox_generate with the okular base directory as argument.

Submit your talk proposals for Akademy

Hey folks :)

Akademy is coming up in September. It's a great place to tell the KDE
community about all the important/interesting/funky/... work you've
been doing. The call for participation is open and we're looking
forward to your submissions. You can find all the information at
<a href="https://akademy.kde.org/2019/cfp" title="https://akademy.kde.org/2019/cfp">https://akademy.kde.org/2019/cfp</a> The deadline is by the end of the
month.
If you have any questions or need someone to bounce off your talk idea
please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you in Milan!

Cheers
Lydia

Debugging laptop screen not being locked on machine suspension

I am experiencing my KDE Plasma session not being locked when I
suspend the laptop while closing down the lid. Since it is a serious
security problem, can anybody please tell me how to retrieve useful
Plasma debug messages for kscreenlock related stuff?
Thank you

CMake 3.14.4 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.14.4 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Alex Turbov (2):
FindBoost: Record compiler features for Boost 1.67 and above
FindBoost: Fix compiler features for `fiber` and `context`

Alexandru Croitor (1):
iOS: Fix try_compile FILE_COPY not to fail

Brad King (3):
target_link_libraries: Fix static library private deps in other dirs
Help:

CMake 3.13.5 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.13.5 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Brad King (3):
target_link_libraries: Fix static library private deps in other dirs
Help: Add 3.13.5 release notes
CMake 3.13.5

Nils Gladitz (1):
CMake: Fix WiX installer downgrades with versioned binaries

KDE service provider for handling arbitrary links (namely tel: links)

Hi,

first of all, I'm feeling a little silly with my question, but here we go:

I would like to provide a KDE wide service provider for handling arbitrary
links, starting with tel:. I'm using SNOM phones, and I have created an
application (years ago), that is controlling the phone (now based on PyQt5).
That is integrating with kaddressbook and ordinary selections to dial other
parties. Dialing works by calling a script, similar to ktp-dialout-ui.

Since some time, special links like e.g. tel:+49... appear on the web, and
I've taught my browser (Firefox) to handle those as well.

Thank you for selecting for GSoC 2019

Hi everyone,

Thank you KDE community for giving me the opportunity to participate in
Google Summer of Code 2019, with KDE. I have been selected for the
project "Data Sync for Falkon"
(<a href="https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/projects/#5177773792952320" title="https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/projects/#5177773792952320">https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/projects/#5177773792952320</a> ).

Any tips on how to make the most out of the Community Bonding Period
will be welcome.

Thank You,
Prasenjit Kumar Shaw

Problems with setting up development environment (for new devs)

Hi,

This weekend I finally managed to get around to set up a development
environment:

1. VM with neon Development/Unstable Edition
2. Followed the guide at
<a href="https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development:" title="https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development:">https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development:</a>
a. sudo apt install git cmake dialog
b. Configuring git
c. Setting up kdesrc-build (kdesrc-build --initial-setup)
d. Installing all non-KDE dependencies from
<a href="https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Build_from_source/Install_the_dependencies#KDE_neon.2C_Debian.2C_Ubuntu.2C_Kubuntu" title="https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Build_from_source/Install_the_dependencies#KDE_neon.2C_Debian.2C_Ubuntu.2C_Kubuntu">https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Build_from_source/Instal...</a>
3.

Code Review: Spectacle

Hi folks,

I've been hacking on Spectacle again :-P

I wanted to refactor the platform backends to make it a little bit cleaner
and more stateless, and also factor out invoking the rectangular cropper
from the platform backend - so that it's now invoked by SpectacleCore
rather than the backend. But mostly I did this to clean up the crap I wrote
back in 2015 when I didn't know better.

I'm working on this in the bgupta/platform-backend-refactor branch. I
haven't hooked up the rectangular cropper back yet, but everything else
should work (I've tested the Xcb backend only, not Wayland).

KDE Dev Docs Status and Plans

Greetings!

For the past weeks since my last email, I have been poking around our docs
and tools to determine areas that need the most help when it comes to
developer documentation. I've also had some very enlightening conversations
with developers and contributors about pain points and what they need for
their respective projects and areas. I'm attaching a report of the status
of our documentation as well as suggested plans moving forward.

2019 Usability & Productivity sprint

Howdy folks,
I'd like to bring people's attention to the 2019 Usability & Productivity sprint in Valencia, Spain on June 19th - June 26th: <a href="https://community.kde.org/Sprints/Usability_%26_Productivity/2019" title="https://community.kde.org/Sprints/Usability_%26_Productivity/2019">https://community.kde.org/Sprints/Usability_%26_Productivity/2019</a>. We've got a fun and ambitious agenda planned (<a href="https://notes.kde.org/p/usability-productivity-sprint-2019" title="https://notes.kde.org/p/usability-productivity-sprint-2019">https://notes.kde.org/p/usability-productivity-sprint-2019</a>), and there's still room for up to 6 more people at our venue. On that subject, it's being held at the same place and time as the Plasma sprint so participating in both is also a possibility.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you're interested in attending!

Nate

error kio-gdrive

With the latest kde-neon updates, kio-gdrive is delivering the following
error

[image: image.png]

please, someone who can guide me to solve the problem

Are KDE applications extensible with Javascript like Plasma is?

Hi all. I hope you'll forgive a potentially ignorant question, but I'm curious about something that confuses a lot of people.

I'd love to be able to 'script' KDE applications at runtime.

It *looks* like you can do this at least with the Plasma desktop using Javascript:

<a href="https://userbase.kde.org/KDE_System_Administration/PlasmaDesktopScripting" title="https://userbase.kde.org/KDE_System_Administration/PlasmaDesktopScripting">https://userbase.kde.org/KDE_System_Administration/PlasmaDesktopScripting</a>

Is it possible to do something similar with KDE apps as well?

Thanks for tolerating a newbie question.

-Chris

CMake 3.14.3 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.14.3 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Ben Boeckel (1):
FindOpenGL: look for GLVND libraries with a libglvnd suffix

Brad King (4):
FindBoost: Add support for MSVC toolset version 14.2
IRSL: Update redist directory for VS 2019 update 1
VS: Provide the default platform name to project code
CMake 3.14.3

Christian Pfeiffer (1):
Find

May 10: Removing l10n support for kde4 playground-* repos

We have a huge list of playground kde4 repos that are being processed for l10n.

This takes some resources that make no sense since you should really not be developing for KDE4 anymore, and if you really really really need it, it shouldn't be in playground.

So on May 10 i'll make sure scripty doesn't waste CPU on them.

Cheers,
Albert

P.S: Anyone interested in the list <a href="https://ghostbin.com/paste/823jo" title="https://ghostbin.com/paste/823jo">https://ghostbin.com/paste/823jo</a>

kipi-plugins standalone release

kipi-plugins used to be released standalone but in 2015 it moved to be part
of Digikam releases. Libkipi itself is released as part of KDE
Applications.

CMake 3.14.2 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.14.2 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Brad King (9):
MSVC: Fix MSVC_TOOLSET_VERSION for VS 2019 v142 toolset
ARMCC: Do not identify ARMClang as ARMCC
IRSL: Fix discovery of VS 2019 v142 toolset redistributables
Tests: Clarify hand-written cases in RunCMake.ParseImplicitIncludeInfo
Tests: Teach RunCMake.ParseImplicitIncludeInfo to m

Finish mdraid implementation and implement dmraidNew GSoC proposal for KDE Partition Manager

Project Goals:
Finish implementation of mdraid and polish current support

Most of the features such scanning, creating and manipulating software raid
have been completed. My first goal would be to finish resizing of raids and
then working on udev bugs. I am currently understanding the software raid
implementation in raid-support branch and will polish the software raid
implementation.

2.

Last minute GSoC proposal with Roks - anyone interested in mentoring?

I'm unsure if this applicant contacted the KDE Edu team in advance, but I
heard nothing from them until seeing this proposal this morning.

The short description of the proposal:

"As a student, I use graphs in almost everything related to my master’s
research. Graph Theory is a great mathematical tool for programmers and
mathematicians, as it facilitates some computational problems resolution
and modelling.

New KDE-Edu proposal not on the Ideas list -- are there mentors?

Hi everyone, today we had a new proposal called "Improving Khipu and
Analitza." Since this was not put up as an Idea by KDE-Edu, there are not
now mentors. If this is a good student and proposal, please consider
stepping up to mentor or co-mentor. The student is Karina Pereira Passos
who has contributed before: <a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/p/karinapassos/" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/p/karinapassos/">https://phabricator.kde.org/p/karinapassos/</a>.
Ideas of who else to ask are also welcome.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please reply to me privately
telling me your google-connected email, so that I can invite you to the
webapp.

Revisiting the TechBase situation (2 proposals)

Greetings,

I won't be going into history but right now we have two developer-facing
wikis: TechBase and Community. On paper, the division between the two is
clear: "external" vs "community". In addition to still being in transition,
the distinction doesn't always work well in practice:

- Tutorials and information for external developers (a.k.a.

Introduction for GSoC: Koundinya

Hi everyone,

My name is Venkata Rama Koundinya Lanka. I am a final year engineering
student from India. My key skills include android development, C, C++, and
Qt. I would like to contribute to the project porting krita to android for
GSoC 2019.

Yours Sincerely,
Venkata Rama Koundinya Lanka

Seeking participants for a recommendation tool study using KDE dataset

Hello Everyone,

My name is Disha Devaiya. I am a computer science graduate student at the
University of Lethbridge in Canada. I am here to invite you to participate
in a research study about a tool for creating a recommender that will help
with bug report assignment.

We are looking for 30 experienced software developers, bug triggers or
quality assurance persons to participate in the study. A candidate must
have more than 1 year of experience in software development or bug triaging
or quality assurance. The research survey is open until April 14, 2019.

Hello my name is pahonsi bebeto Achile new developer on c++ programing
language that want get more experience by participate in to Google summer
of 2019
And for that I need mentor and help .and where can I started.
Thanks you

CMake 3.14.1 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.14.1 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Brad King (11):
VS: Fix x64 host recognition by x86 cmake process
find_program: Restore leading double slash on Windows network path
Eclipse: Fix extra generator to not crash on interface libraries
ARMCC: Fix identification of ARM compiler when it defines GNU macros
Help: Clarify policy CMP0082

Updating the Framework apidocs part 1: fixing the presentation

Hello everyone!

It's that docs guy again! Hope you don't mind this brief interruption of
coding activities to give our apidocs some TLC.

I recently went over the KDE Frameworks apidocs, one framework and class at
a time, to get an overview of what we're facing. And, to be honest, there's
quite a lot to be done but we can probably already start with the lowest
hanging fruit: the presentation/style.

KDE Developer Documentation Support update

Greetings KDE Community!

I'm Juan Carlos Torres (Jucato on IRC) and I've recently been hired as a
contractor to get the ball rolling on updating our developer documentation.
Over the years, our community has produced an incredible wealth of
knowledge that now needs our attention and love. While the job description
focuses on new contributors, improving the documentation can benefit even
KDE veterans.

I made a cursory survey of what I considered to be four important areas:

1. <a href="https://kde.org/develop" title="https://kde.org/develop">https://kde.org/develop</a> - where most will probably start their search
(if they didn't use Google)
2.

lgtm integration (automated detection of bugs and problems for programming languages)

Hello kdevelopers,

I'v come to know the lgtm.com this week and started to enjoy it quite
a bit. It provides code analisys for various languages like c/c++ /
java / javascript / python, transforming code to data and extracting
information using a QL Schema + Deep learning.

It's opensource, and *already* runs thru all the kde codebase because
our code has a mirror on github (but it also supports gitlab,
bitbucket).

Concluding the Gitlab Discussion

Hi all,

Over the past few weeks we've had a discussion on whether we'd like to
migrate from Phabricator to Gitlab, for handling both our code reviews
as well as internal tasks (user facing bug reports are explicitly out
of context at this time)

Based on the comments the overall consensus seems to be at this stage
to favour switching to Gitlab.

This however is subject to a caveat around multiple task boards, which
would be needed for larger projects to effectively coordinate amongst
the various sub-projects.

As part of the transition we will also arrange for the email interface
to be enable

Announcement text for the KDE Applications 19.04 release

Hello developers,

the Applications/19.04 branches have been created, which means the
branches are feature-frozen. Our first release for 2019 is nearing!

Please help our promotion team to write an announcement text that
summarizes all the work that went into KDE Applications since our 18.12
release.

I created <a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/T10636" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/T10636">https://phabricator.kde.org/T10636</a> which has a link for the
Etherpad document at <a href="https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_19.04_new_features" title="https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_19.04_new_features">https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_19.04_new_features</a>

Please fill this document in the next few days.

KWin Clipboard Management Project

Hello,

I am a student, and I would like to look into working with KDE for the
Google Summer of Code 2019.
I am interested specifically in KDE because I have used it for several
years, and believe that my experience may be useful to the project.

I have worked on open source projects for almost four years.

KDE Applications 19.04 branches created

Make sure you commit anything you want to end up in the 19.04 release to them [***]

We're already past the dependency freeze.

The Freeze and Beta is this Thursday 21 of March.

More interesting dates
April 4: KDE Applications 19.04 RC (19.03.90) Tagging and Release
April 11: KDE Applications 19.04 Tagging
April 18: KDE Applications 19.04 Release

<a href="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule" title="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule">https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule</a>

Cheers,
Albert

[***] Except for kdenlive, they're having a sprint that ends this weekend so we decided together with them i'll create their branch on Monday

KDE Applications 19.04 Dependency Freeze will be in effect at the end of the UTC day (in 1.5 hours)

<a href="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule#Thursday.2C_March_14.2C_2019:_KDE_Applications_19.04_Dependency_Freeze" title="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule#Thursday.2C_March_14.2C_2019:_KDE_Applications_19.04_Dependency_Freeze">https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule#...</a>

From this moment on it is not allowed to add new dependencies or bump dependencies versions. It is possible to get an exception for this. Post the patch to phabricator and add the release-team as reviewer.

CMake 3.14.0 available for download

I am happy to announce that CMake 3.14.0 is now available for download at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

CMake 3.14.0-rc4 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the fourth CMake 3.14 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

The first two 3.14.0 release candidates included the FindOcatave
module. This has been removed in rc3, and rc4 pending further
development.

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

Help regarding Getting involved (and GSoC)

Hi,
I have a few queries from the Get Involved page (
<a href="https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development#Build_some_software" title="https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development#Build_some_software">https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development#Build_some_software</a>)
specifically from the build some software section.
Can I ask here, or could I be redirected to some kde developers/mentors by
getting their IRC nicks and I could take their help?

Regards,
Abhinav
(India)

Fuzzing KDE software

Hello,

As some of you might have heard, we have been rewriting significantly some
key components of Kdenlive over the past couple years, in an effort to
improve stability, testability, and separation of concerns between the view
and the model.

As part of this effort, on top of traditional unit-tests (none existed
before the rewrite), I have been looking at fuzzing as a way to push the
code to its limit.

ffmpegthumbnailer

Howdy folks,
We have <a href="https://cgit.kde.org/ffmpegthumbs.git" title="https://cgit.kde.org/ffmpegthumbs.git">https://cgit.kde.org/ffmpegthumbs.git</a>, which is not very actively developed.

There is also this upstream project <a href="https://github.com/dirkvdb/ffmpegthumbnailer" title="https://github.com/dirkvdb/ffmpegthumbnailer">https://github.com/dirkvdb/ffmpegthumbnailer</a> which appears to be more actively developed.

It seems kind of wasteful to have two projects that do exactly the same thing, each with few resources and low levels of interest. What do folks think about approaching the maintainer of the project on GitHub and asking if they want to merge with ours? Or should we abandon ours and tell distros to package his instead?

setWindowIcon for QDialog

Hi,

in LabPlot we have couple of modal dialogs, created on the heap and shown with
dlg->exec(). The dialog icon is set in the constructor of the dialog via
QDialog::setWindowIcon(), e.g.
setWindowIcon(QIcon::fromTheme(QLatin1String("labplot-worksheet")));

The icon is set/handled by the window manager if I understand this correctly.
With kwin, the specified icons are not shown and I always get the default
application's icon shown.

CMake 3.14.0-rc3 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the third CMake 3.14 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

The first two 3.14.0 release candidates included the FindOcatave
module. This has been removed in rc3 pending further development.

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

KDE Onboarding Sprint - Making it easy to setup a development environment

Hi everyone,

cross-posting here from the kde-community mailing list.

One of the major tasks for the Onboarding goal is to make it easier for
newcomers to KDE to set up a development environment, so they can start
working on the projects they would like to contribute in:
<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/T8484" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/T8484">https://phabricator.kde.org/T8484</a>

We decided to organize a sprint to start working on this challenging task,
in order to:

- Identify our needs
- Brainstorm available options regarding development environments
- Decide on the most appropriate solution
- Set the next steps in order to implement the chosen solution

Is the GSoC Ideas list page still open? YES

We got a question today about the Ideas page -
<a href="https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas" title="https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas">https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas</a> - is open for more ideas. YES!

We were accepted as a GSoC org and we are open for business. Prepare to be
inundated by students wondering how to make themselves useful to you;
please make them welcome and help them find something productive to do.

If you see any way to improve our GSoC pages or other suggestions, please
pitch in! If you want to mentor and have not yet subscribed to the mentor
list, please do that now, and also ask to be invited to the webapp.

Gitlab Evaluation & Migration

Hi all,

Over the past few months a small group of KDE projects have been
evaluating Gitlab as a replacement for Phabricator, and we’ve now
reached the point where we’re ready to have a community wide
discussion regarding whether we’d like to migrate to Gitlab.

Building KDE statically

Hello KDE developers,

If anyone is interested, here is a brief report on something I have been working on in my spare time.

TLDR: Here are some scripts to build KDE frameworks and okular statically using gcc/musl and cross-building for mingw: <a href="https://github.com/jschultz/kde-static" title="https://github.com/jschultz/kde-static">https://github.com/jschultz/kde-static</a> Look in the file patch-kde.sh to see the interesting stuff.

I've been working on an application based largely on okular that I would like to be able to deploy as simply as possible for users with no technical expertise.

Drag and drop notifications

Hi there,

Spectacle allows you to drag and drop the screenshot notification
directly into other apps and I am trying to implement the same feature
for Flameshot: <a href="https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot/pull/473" title="https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot/pull/473">https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot/pull/473</a>

However, somehow for me, when I drag and drop the notification into
Dolphin, it only offers an option to symbolic link the file.

How can I get the option to also copy and move the file?

I am setting the x-kde-urls hint, but it looks like this is not enough.

Spectacle seems to be doing the very same thing and has it working
correctly and I do not see what I am doing differently?

notes.kde.org having auth trouble

Hello Sysadmin,
People are having trouble authenticating to any of the documents on
notes.kde.org. It's rejecting everyone's credentials for all documents
at the moment.

Would someone mind taking a look?

Nate

Phabricator is down

Can someone give it a swift kick?

Thanks!

Nate

CMake 3.14.0-rc2 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the second CMake 3.14 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

Phabricator seems down

Hello sysadmins,
<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org" title="https://phabricator.kde.org">https://phabricator.kde.org</a> is not responding responding right now for
myself and others. Can you give it a kick?

Thanks!

Nate

LXR is inaccessible

Hello Sysadmins,
<a href="https://lxr.kde.org/" title="https://lxr.kde.org/">https://lxr.kde.org/</a> is inaccessible right now. Any ETA on getting it
back up?

Nate

KDE Frameworks 5.55.0 released

09th February 2019. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.55.0.

KDE Frameworks are 79 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
Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

Baloo

[tags_kio] Disable access with a double slashed url, i.e.

CMake 3.14.0-rc1 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the first CMake 3.14 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

PSA: how to prepare apps for non-Plasma X-based shells and their app panels

Hi,

quick heads-up for anyone maintaining applications which also target non-
Plasma shells (X-based, no issue with wayland-based systems):

TL;DR Make sure to have "StartupWMClass=myapp" in the (main) application
desktop file if both WM_CLASS properties of the application window do _not_
match in lowercased version the basename of the application desktop file.
This enables non-Plasma shells map the application windows to application
menu entries (e.g. on the panel)

Your (Qt/KF-based) application should also properly integrate with non-Plasma
shells?

CMake 3.13.4 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.13.4 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Ben Boeckel (2):
Tests: add cases for providing Qt5Core_VERSION manually
AutoGen: query Qt5 version from directory properties

Brad King (5):
Revert "file: Allow DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD using alternate authentication methods"
Intel: Record support for relaxed constexpr by version 18.0.5
macOS: Restore

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