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CMake 3.8.0-rc4 now ready for testing!

I am proud to announce the fourth CMake 3.8 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/v3.8" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.8 are:

* CMake now supports "CSharp" (C#) as a first-class language. It is
currently supported by the Visual Studio Generators for VS 2010
and above.

* CMake now supports "CUDA" as a first-class language.

Notes for KDE Applications 17.04 release announcement

Please help collect the notable changes applications had for the KDE
Applications 17.04 release in

<a href="https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_17.04_new_features" title="https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_17.04_new_features">https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_17.04_new_features</a>

We need this filled in ASAP

Cheers,
Albert

GSoC Proposal

Hello everyone!

I'm Vasudha, a member of WikiToLearn. I'm interested in working on Project
Ruqola.

Here's the link to my proposal. Any feedback would be highly appreciated :)

<a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p5TMuk6wBE8LBFsylX3FesuB2Rvjma7huF3wJunytT0/edit?usp=sharing" title="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p5TMuk6wBE8LBFsylX3FesuB2Rvjma7huF3wJunytT0/edit?usp=sharing">https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p5TMuk6wBE8LBFsylX3FesuB2Rvjma7huF3w...</a>

Will code for mentorship (I need a mentor for GSoC)

Hello KDE devs,

I am a brazillian student of CS, interested in working on Kopete in GSoC. I
was also interested last year, sent a few patches [1] and wrote two nice
proposals [2][3]. Problem being there was no mentor available for me and my
proposals were rejected. The ideas for which I proposed are listed again
this year, and I will be proposing for them again.

I am very familiar to C++ and Qt, having sent other small patches to
KWindowSystem [1] and worked on LXQt for more than a year as a core
developer [4].

CMake 3.8.0-rc3 now ready for testing!

I am proud to announce the third CMake 3.8 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/v3.8" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.8 are:

* CMake now supports "CSharp" (C#) as a first-class language. It is
currently supported by the Visual Studio Generators for VS 2010
and above.

* CMake now supports "CUDA" as a first-class language.

bad kcmshell5 kde-gtk-config

QT 5.7.1, frameworks 5.31.0, openSUSE Tumbleweed 20170318

I mentioned #1 on IRC a few hours ago.

GSOC Proposal - Need Feedback

Hi Devs,

Here's[1] a draft of my proposal for the project "Polkit Support in KIO".
If anyone could provide feedback I would really appreciate that.

Regards,
Chinmoy

[1] :
<a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhuHwwo_hCziM2-3UsffpODwnjypYQjMnB7YHEQd4dQ/edit?usp=sharing" title="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhuHwwo_hCziM2-3UsffpODwnjypYQjMnB7YHEQd4dQ/edit?usp=sharing">https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhuHwwo_hCziM2-3UsffpODwnjypYQjMnB7Y...</a>

Re: GSoC Project Proposal: Make High-DPI awesome

I'm so sorry that sendgrid changed my plain-text version of the mail,
here is the original:

Hello fellow developers. I’m a student at the Technical University of
Vienna in Austria and would love to participate in the upcoming Google
Summer of Code.

GSoC Project Proposal: Make High-DPI awesome

Hello fellow developers. I’m a student at the Technical University of
Vienna in Austria and would love to participate in the upcoming Google
Summer of Code.

KDE Applications 17.04 branches created

Make sure you commit anything you want to end up in the 17.04 release to them
:)

Cheers,
Albert

Greetings. New member

Hi,
Kde community I'm Camilo Higuita and right now I'm working on a project
called Babe (<a href="https://github.com/milohr/babe-qt" title="https://github.com/milohr/babe-qt">https://github.com/milohr/babe-qt</a>) and it is right now under
the Kde Incubator project, so this is the reason for me sending you all
this mail, to present myself and my project.

the main focus i have planned for Babe are:
-very tight plasma integration (krunner, kdeconnect, baloo, knotify,
mpris...)
-simple and good looking interface
-a smart music collection manager( via MIR(music information retrieval) &
MDM(multimedia data mining) systems and Online music fetcher(youtube,
vimeo, soundcloud))

anyone i

KDF needs to be updated for Plasma

"KDF" in Plasma could use some attention, except for "root/" you can't
tell if a partition is mounted or not while using "KwikDisk".

KIPI Plugins and Python

Hello

I went through KIPI plugins and had some suggestions.
Currently, KIPI Plugins are written in C++. It's great, fast, but a bit
complex, compared to the alternative implementation in Python.

How about reimplementing it in Python?

KDE Applications 17.04 getting close

Make sure you're aware of these dates

March 16, 2017: KDE Applications 17.04 Dependency Freeze
March 23, 2017: KDE Applications 17.04 Freeze and Beta (17.03.80) tag & release
April 6, 2017: KDE Applications 17.04 RC (17.03.90) Tagging and Release
April 13, 2017: KDE Applications 17.04 Tagging
April 20, 2017: KDE Applications 17.04 Release

<a href="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/17.04_Release_Schedule" title="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/17.04_Release_Schedule">https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/17.04_Release_Schedule</a>

I'll most probably create the 17.04 branches this either saturday morning or sunday evening.

Cheers,
Albert

Commit notifications

Hi,

I want to do some changes to what git commit notifications I get and I
have searched the KDE web-pages to find the information on how to do
it, but no luck :(

Almost all places I have searched mention commitfilter.kde.org, but that
server has been shut down some time go already.

What is the new place for this?

Regards,
Kåre

We need to enable auto close in github pull requests

Looking at <a href="https://github.com/pulls?q=is%3Apr+org%3Akde+is%3Aopen" title="https://github.com/pulls?q=is%3Apr+org%3Akde+is%3Aopen">https://github.com/pulls?q=is%3Apr+org%3Akde+is%3Aopen</a> makes me
very sad seeing how there's people that want to contribute but will never get
an answer.

Even if you click to those 109 closed you can see how there are some that are
from people that clearly got fed up from waiting.

Please people that administer the github account (¿Riddell?) make that happen

Cheers,
Albert

no krazy reports for extragear

Hi all,

since couple of days there are no krazy reports for couple of extragear
projects:
<a href="http://ebn.kde.org/krazy/index.php?component=extragear" title="http://ebn.kde.org/krazy/index.php?component=extragear">http://ebn.kde.org/krazy/index.php?component=extragear</a>

Is there any reason for this?

Regards,
Alexander

baloo Qt5.7 -> Qt5.8 oddities

Hi,

I think there is an error in src/qml/experimental/monitor.cpp / void
Monitor::balooStarted. The call m_fileindexer->registerMonitor() needs
a parameter of type const QDBusMessage& - see
src/file/filecontextindexer.h.

Now the fun part trying to explain why this was not yet detected. Ok let's try:

1.

Merging KMag frameworks branch to master

I had a quick look and features seem to work as good/bad in the frameworks
branch as in master.

If noone disagrees I'll do the merge on March 13th.

Cheers,
Albert

Problems with KConfig XT and a string list

Hello,

I'm currently struggling with a problem that was reported against Smb4K (bug
report here: <a href="https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=377062" title="https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=377062">https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=377062</a>). When you define a
default string list in KConfig XT as follows, its list items are not extracted
to the translation catalogs and, thus, cannot be translated:

[...]
<entry name="ProfilesList" type="StringList">
<label>Profiles</label>
<whatsthis>The list of profiles.</whatsthis>
<default>Home,Work</default>
</entry>
[...]

I searched the documentation and the web, but did not find an answer.

CMake 3.8.0-rc2 now ready for testing!

I am proud to announce the second CMake 3.8 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/v3.8" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.8 are:

* CMake now supports "CSharp" (C#) as a first-class language. It is
currently supported by the Visual Studio Generators for VS 2010
and above.

* CMake now supports "CUDA" as a first-class language.

plasma 5 desktop scripting file locations / examples?

Hi,

I am Patrick, a maintainer of Whonix, which Whonix is a Linux derivative
with at least several thousand users, that by default is using Debian
with Debian KDE packages. Is it okay if I ask a few questions on how to
pre-configure KDE as a Linux distribution?

Are you aware of any example (Debian) packages that pre-configure
plasma 5?

KIO-GDrive Install on KDE Neon LTS 5.8

I'm sorry to ask such a newbie question here, but after searching form
several hours, I couldn't find any help and this is my last hope.

I'm trying to install kio-gdrive on my KDE Neon without success.

I've just setup the system which is a Neon LTS 5.8 with Plasma 5.8.5, KDE
Frameworks 5.31, Qt 5.7.1 and LiquorixAMD64 as the kernel.

kio-gdrive does not appear on the repositories I have and sudo apt-get
install kio-gdrive does not work.

Please, someone be as kind as helping me find a way to properly add the
repository I need to have kio-gdrive installed.

Rgds,

All your answers about Where to put documentation?

Hi all,

I'm often being asked about where to put documentation. I just wrote the final
guide about this.

On <a href="https://community.kde.org" title="https://community.kde.org">https://community.kde.org</a>, we have since last year a Guide and HowTos page
[1], which lists all KDE tutorial and resources.

There is a chapter about Quality and Documentation [2] in which you'll find
documentation about where to document things. I just wrote for Aditya this
page:
<a href="https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Documentation_in_wikis" title="https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Documentation_in_wikis">https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Documentation_in_wikis</a>

Please, if you're being asked where to put documentation, tell people to read
this page.

EBN News: SVN Projects Removed

[resending with my kde address]

Howdy,

On the EBN we are no longer checking-out projects from subversion.
This means if you have a project hanging around in SVN you will no longer see its apidox, Krazy reports, etc.

-Allen

EBN News: SVN Projects Removed

Howdy,

On the EBN we are no longer checking-out projects from subversion.
This means if you have a project hanging around in SVN you will no longer see its apidox, Krazy reports, etc.

-Allen

Some questions

Hello
I was trying on this proposal:
<a href="https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2017/Ideas#Project_3_:_digiKam_Web_Services_tools_authentication_with_OAuth" title="https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2017/Ideas#Project_3_:_digiKam_Web_Services_tools_authentication_with_OAuth">https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2017/Ideas#Project_3_:_digiKam_Web_Servic...</a>
.

I had some queries and would like to have some help:

* What are some simple issues I can start working on?

* How to reduce build time while tweaking single source files? I tried
'make' inside a subfolder I am working, which took much less, but I would
like to reduce it further.

* How to set up the development environment on my system? I prefer Emacs
(Spacemacs, TBH), but can't enable library based completion.

Can anyone that cares about appdata please fix all these files?

I'd do it but i've no clue how it works.

akregator
https://build.kde.org/user/aacid/my-views/view/KDE%20Applications%2016.12/job/akregator%20Applications-16.12%20stable-kf5-qt5/PLATFORM=Linux,compiler=gcc/lastCompletedBuild/testReport/(root)/TestSuite/appstreamtest/

bomber
https://build.kde.org/user/aacid/my-views/view/KDE%20Applications%2016.12/job/bomber%20Applications-16.12%20stable-kf5-qt5/PLATFORM=Linux,compiler=gcc/lastCompletedBuild/testReport/(root)/TestSuite/appstreamtest/

cervisia
<a href="https://build.kde.org/user/aacid/my-views/view/KDE%20Applications%2016.12/job/cervisia%20Applications" title="https://build.kde.org/user/aacid/my-views/view/KDE%20Applications%2016.12/job/cervisia%20Applications">https://build.kde.org/user/aacid/my-views/view/KDE%20Applications%2016.1...</a>

KDE Applications 17.04 release schedule

Hi people,

So that you know this is the release schedule the release team agreed on.

<a href="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/17.04_Release_Schedule" title="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/17.04_Release_Schedule">https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/17.04_Release_Schedule</a>

Cheers,
Albert

Suggestion to Remove KFloppy and hold back K3b

We tested some legacy media at the Plasma sprint

<a href="http://jriddell.org/2017/02/11/plasma-sprint-legacy-media-support-in-kde-applications/" title="http://jriddell.org/2017/02/11/plasma-sprint-legacy-media-support-in-kde-applications/">http://jriddell.org/2017/02/11/plasma-sprint-legacy-media-support-in-kde...</a>

I recommend KFloppy be removed from Applications releases. It
couldn't find my floppy drive and when I hacked the code to tell it
where to look it depended on an external tool fdformat which didn't
work anyway.

Review a github pull request for network monitor plasmoid?

Hello,

I've created a pull request here
<a href="https://github.com/KDE/plasma-workspace/pull/1" title="https://github.com/KDE/plasma-workspace/pull/1">https://github.com/KDE/plasma-workspace/pull/1</a> if anyone might
comment/review?

I went to phabricator to try and create a diff request there but could not
figure out how to register/login for that.

Regards,
Vishal

CMake 3.8.0-rc1 now ready for testing!

I am proud to announce the first CMake 3.8 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/v3.8" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.8/release/3.8.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.8 are:

* CMake now supports "CSharp" (C#) as a first-class language. It is
currently supported by the Visual Studio Generators for VS 2010
and above.

* CMake now supports "CUDA" as a first-class language.

New feature for windows bar.

I want to propouse a new feature for kde windows. A button or option in the
left menu on windows bar who let anybody change to dark mode or white mode.
Whitout matter if eviroment theme is dark or white breeze, for each
application. What do you think?

NOW is the time to fill in the Ideas page for GSoC! Application deadline 9 Feb.

Hello GSoC mentors, and teams supporting mentors,

We've asked for more time to get ramped up for GSoC, and so the
calendar has been moved back to early February. However, that means
that our Ideas page needs to be filled NOW, so that it can be taken
into consideration once the Org Applications are all in. The quality
of our ideas and the guidance they give our students are the most
important part of our application.

Error building Qt for android

I'm trying to build Qt for android on windows platform.
I'm getting this error on running the application.
In compile output this is displayed-
Error while building/deploying project analogclock (kit: Android for
ANDROID TARGET_ARCH=armeabi-v7a (GCC 4.9, Qt 5.7.1)) When executing step
"Deploy to Android device"

I tried this solution-
<a href="https://forum.qt.io/topic/39691/android-deployment-error-abi-is-incompatible/2" title="https://forum.qt.io/topic/39691/android-deployment-error-abi-is-incompatible/2">https://forum.qt.io/topic/39691/android-deployment-error-abi-is-incompat...</a>
but still this error flags.

Any help would be appreciated. :)

KF5-based kdesvn doesn't display the authorization dialog

Hello world.

I have updated my *kdesvn* from KDE4 to KF5 recently, but didn't tried to
use it back then.
I'm having a problem that is that kdesvn doesn't ask me for my ssh
password, and just displays the common error in the errors box:

Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'svn+ssh:// ... at svn dot kde.org/home/kde

I tried running it from the terminal, and I saw that the it is requesting
my password from the

Phabricator: All repositories registered - upcoming workflow changes

Hi everyone,

We've just completed the registration of all mainline repositories
(not including Websites or Sysadmin namespaced ones) on Phabricator.
Thanks go to Luigi Toscano for providing significant assistance with
this process.

From this point forward, communities should be moving away from
Reviewboard to Phabricator for conducting code review.

Contribution help

Hello KDE devs,

I'm a senior year CS student and a KDE user since good ol' KDE3 times. I'm
fluent in C++ (used CMAKE and boost in school projects) and somewhat
familiar with Qt.

Though wanted to contribute (and had already been subscribed to this list),
I couldn't have the spare time. Now I have a bit spare time and I would
like to contribute KDE. I think I can start from a bug of powerdevil I've
reported [1].

Guidance for contributing to kde

Hi I'm appearing for gsoc 2017. Being a newbie I don't know where to start
could you please guide me on how to contribute to the KDE projects. I'm
familiar with c++ and will be learning qt.
Thanks

Preferred way for an application to inhibit suspend on KDE

Hi,

I'm writing an application that needs to prevent the system from
suspending. I strive to support every GNU/Linux desktops, and I'm a bit
stuck with KDE. I didn't find any obvious way to do that.

On GNOME and related, I would use the D-Bus service
'org.gnome.SessionManager'. On XFCE, it would be
'org.xfce.SessionManager'. For other environments that lack a Session
Manager, I can still rely on 'org.freedesktop.PowerManagement'.

However I found none of these on KDE.

kde-Conference topic (India, Guwahati)

hey everyone !!
I am rahul one of the gcompris developers . I recently mentored Google Code
In also .
I have decided to present Gcompris at the kde-conference(India) along with
my journey with kde (Gcompris). I have written this mail to avoid clashes
in topics chosen for the proposals. If you had previously decided to work
on the same topic please repy to this mail so that we can sort something
out .

Thanks
Regards
Rahul Yadav (irc nick - rahulyadav )

Custom proxy using KIO::get

Hi,

I though it might be useful for the klinkstatus link checker application to allow finding broken links of Tor hidden services.

For that it would be necessary to override system wide proxy configuration. I tried to find other kde applications that offer this possibility and found konversation which uses QNetworkProxy::setApplicationProxy .

However, klinkstatus uses KIO::get, which ignore QNetworkProxy::setApplicationProxy and seems to look only at kioslaverc config file.

Review Request 129839: KFileMetaData: add a new property DiscNumber for audio files from multi-disc albums

Review request for Baloo and KDE Frameworks.

Repository: kfilemetadata

Description
the new property is appended at the end of the existing enums such that
binary compatibility is kept. The special values at the end of the enums
are currently only used by automatic tests of KFileMetaData.

CMake 3.7.2 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.7.2 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!

Aleix Pol (1):
cmake-server: Do not try watching subdirectories with empty names

Brad King (4):
VS: Add v141 flag table entry for `-Zc:inline-`
VS: Add v140 flag table entries for `-Zc:inline[-]`
VS: Fix standalone Windows7.1SDK toolset selection
CMake 3.7.2

Roger Leigh (1):

GCi ending; Google Summer of Code preparations

Hello folks,

Last fall, some of us attended the GSoC Mentor Summit, and one of the
things we asked for was more time between the beginning of the contest
to "Coding begins." It looks like we got our wish.

AppStream issues with various KDE applications

Hi all,

We've been looking at the AppStream extractor issues in Fedora 25, and
we've come across quite a few broken KDE applications.

Open Source Contribution

Hey!
I'm Vasudha from New Delhi, India, currently in pre-final year of my
graduation course. I wish to contribute to android development of Projects
*Minuet, **Articulate *and *WikiToLearn Desktop Client* Project.

It would be really helpful if you could guide me how to get started.

Kdevelop5 - Xdebug

Hello KDE Devs

Thank you for the work you have been doing on Kdevelop.

Cantor development meeting

Hi devs, specially those involved with Cantor community,

I would like to improve the Cantor development process in 2017. I will
do development meetings after each new release to plan the next release.
The idea is to select some important features to be implemented, put
high priority to some bugs and work to resolve them, plan big features
to be developed, discuss standards for backends and extensions
developments.

Review Request 129703: [baloo_file_extractor] Limit CPU usage

Review request for Baloo and Vishesh Handa.

Repository: baloo

Description
Processing large directories, +5000 files, can be CPU eater. Large file, itself, can be another issue.

Diffs
src/file/extractor/app.cpp 97332469

Diff: <a href="https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/129703/diff/" title="https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/129703/diff/">https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/129703/diff/</a>

Testing

Thanks,

Anthony Fieroni

building krita 3.1.1 with gcc6

Hi,

I am maintaining a yocto/openembedded layer supporting kde/plasma for
cross builds. Just tried to build krita 3.1.1 and got an error like
that reported in [1].

We had lots of erros in recent past and they were fixed by adding
-DCMAKE_NO_SYSTEM_FROM_IMPORTED=1'.

Dropping the svn kio from kdesdk-kioslaves

Why?
* It doesn't compile with newer libsvn
* It's kdelibs4-based

Any disagreement on dropping it?

Cheers,
Albert

QxOrm 1.4.3 and QxEntityEditor 1.2.1 released : the Qt ORM supports CMake and provides a new QxEntityEditor documentation

Hello,

QxOrm library 1.4.3 and QxEntityEditor application 1.2.1 just released :
<a href="http://www.qxorm.com/" title="http://www.qxorm.com/">http://www.qxorm.com/</a>
The Qt ORM library now supports CMake and provides a new QxEntityEditor
documentation : <a href="http://www.qxorm.com/qxorm_en/manual_qxee.html" title="http://www.qxorm.com/qxorm_en/manual_qxee.html">http://www.qxorm.com/qxorm_en/manual_qxee.html</a>

QxOrm library 1.4.3 changes log :

- Support CMake : new CMakeLists.txt file added to build QxOrm library
with CMake
- Improve SQL error messages when qx::dao functions return a database error
- New parameter in singleton class qx::QxSqlDatabase to log SQL bound
values (setTraceSqlBoundValues) : by default, bound values are logged when
an error occurred

Guide to KDE development

Respected All,

I am an engineering student interested in open source development and have
been using Kubuntu for almost 6 months. I am comfortable with C++ and am
currently following KDE development guide to be able to contribute here.

I would be obliged to have directions/small projects to start practicing
here, so that I could understand the working of community and become
comfortable in contributing in future.

Thanks in advance...

IRC nickname:codeViser

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Continue to develop Simon

Hi,

I'm a programmer from China. I'm interested in continuing to develop Simon
(maybe as an unofficial version). But I need more
information(speech-recognition basics, outline Simon’s codebase etc.). Can
you help me?

Thanks.

Best regards,
Hui Chen

What in plasma/fw5 monitors laptop function keys for backlight control?

All,

Plasma/fw5 key-stroke handler is properly monitoring the 'function-F9' and
'function-F10' keys for backlight control (brightness down/up). However, when
using the nvidia driver, the keystrokes are translated into updating the
following in sysfs:

/sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness

instead of

/sys/class/backlight/nvidia_backlight/brightness

Setting the first (range 0-20) has no effect on backlight and must be
translated to a range of 0-127 for the nvidia setting. Where would I look in
the source code to find what is handling the brightness function keys?
kdelibs? kdebase?

How to have apps preserve color/decoration when opened in another WM, like fluxbox or i3?

All,

In every kde I've used in the past, once I set the theme/style/windeco/etc..
then regardless what WM I was using when I opened an app (like kate, kwrite,
konsole, etc.) they would always launch with the proper style. (even if opened
via X-forwarding over ssh)0

Now, with plasma, breeze, any app I open in another WM launches with the
plain default Qt boxy look and near white color. Is this by design, and is
there a way to set a default style, (or at least a default color) that is used
by the apps opened outside kde?

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