sobota 5. dubna 2014

Last month (March) in Red Hat KDE

Another part in the series "what's happening in the KDE world in Red Hat", enjoy :)

Network Management (jgrulich, ltinkl)

  • plasma-nm - porting to KF5 and Plasma Next
  • libn[nm]-qt - porting to Qt5
  • working on Plasma Next and KDE Frameworks 5 in Fedora
  • working on Fedora Plasma First Boot - added network page


  • #331962 - Plasma-nm "connect/disconnect" buttons have same text
  • #332590 - Systray icon is not always updated correctly
  • #332188 - wrong notification for (wireless) network connection activated at login
  • #331994 - Editor still not localized
  • #1072109 - Signal strength being not consistently reported for two APs with same SSID, different BSSID
  • #1073792 - Needs to be rebuild against new openconnect
  • #1071317 - Erroneous "last used" report
  • #1073656 - "Edit Connection" window doesn't memorize VPN password when settings change (Store option is selected) [KDE]
  • #1074244 - undefined symbol: _ZN14NetworkManager12connectivityEv

KDE PIM (dvratil)

  • started working on Akonadi Framework (porting kdepimlibs/akonadi to Frameworks)
  • spent most of the time with bugfixes and optimizations in Akonadi for the 1.12 release
  • released Akonadi 1.12
  • attended KDE PIM Sprint in Barcelona (will publish a blog post later this week)

Display management (mbriza)

  • Continued development of the new Qt authentication library
  • The C++ API is basically complete
    • QML bindings are complete
    • Example applications are complete
    • Currently working on polishing the backends: writing one for /etc/shadow and improving handling of the Fedora PAM prompts.
  • Developing a SDDM branch against QAuth (above)



  • #1070813 - missing -fstack-protector-strong
  • #997526  - Add package "sapconf" to the "RHEL for SAP Business Applications" SKU/RHN channel
  • #1067111 - Adding second panel on second monitor places panel on top
  • #1075521 - kde-plasma-networkmanagement-openswan has unresolved deps to NetworkManager openswan


  •  #1049325 - plasma-desktop consumes 100% of CPU
  •  #1072485 - [abrt] kdelibs: KCrash::defaultCrashHandler(): kdeinit4 killed by SIGSEGV


  • #1058857 - Red Hat logo in Plasma panel is poorly resized
  • #1064002 - ksysguard shows no network traffic for interfaces with long names
  • #857002 -  Reproducible segfault with Umbrello

Fedora (all)

  • COPR builds with development version of kde-plasma-nm
  • COPR builds with KF5 Alpha 2
  • KDE Telepathy 0.8.0
  • some hacking on Plasma 2 packages, so that we can actually log into Plasma 2 session
  • forked the dgroc script for nightly builds in COPR so that we could use it for our KF5/Plasma 2 repository (not finished yet)
  • started working on Fedora Plasma First Login wizard
  • Another kde-connect update.
  • Debugging polkit in Plasma 2 (was fixed by fixing the login).
  • Fedora Plasma efforts. 

Brought to you by: Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl) and Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

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pátek 28. února 2014

Last month (February) in Red Hat KDE

Another part in the series "what's happening in the KDE world in Red Hat", enjoy :)

Network management (jgrulich, ltinkl)

  • kdebz#330454 - Upload / Download graph uses wrong color labels 
  • kdebz#331138 - bigger font size settings are not handled properly by the applet layout 
  • kdebz#331423 - No icon for wifi + openconnect vpn in plasma-nm 

KDE PIM (dvratil)

  • finished server-search and Baloo search integration 
  • implemented support for Tags 
  • fixed problems with database deadlocks 

Display managers (mbriza)

  • #1063856 - KDM won't display users list. 
    • Investigated, reassigned to the proper component 
  • #1063851 - kdm won't accept keyboard input 
  • #1055432 - KDM hangs at reboot or shutdown. 
    • Still investigating too, a race condition somewhere, attempts at fixing failed so far 

Continued development of the new Qt authentication library
  • The C++ API is slowly crystallizing to its final form 
  • Worked on exporting it to QML 
  • Writing a basic QML authentication app to test everything 
Developed a SDDM branch against QAuth (above)


  • took over libaccounts-glib and libaccounts-qt packages from jreznik and updated to latest upstream (dvratil) 
  • packaged sign-on (dvratil) 
  • #879328 - kdbg can't open any executable (ltinkl) 
  • #1068956 - KShutdown 3.2 released; fixes regressions (jgrulich) 
  • #1063378 - kde-plasma-nm base package should not require ModemManager (jgrulich) 


  • kgpg and kwin bugfixes 
  • #1070140 - kdm removal 
  • #1066078 - unable to lock Gnome when using KDM instead of GDM 
  • #1055717 - acpid fails to build on RHEL7 for non-x86 arch 
  • #1050919 - incorrect perl-expressions matching unicode symbols 
  • #1050916 - malformed output when coloring is on and grep -P has unicode input 
  • #1061697 - [RFE] Add libreswan integration to kde-plasma-networkmanagement 
  • #1005216 - ortp: hard-coded user name and password 
  • #1005261 - ortp: uses /tmp for UNIX domain socket 
  • #1005218 - ortp: missing length check in stunEncodeMessage() 
  • #1005219 - ortp: missing sign and overflow checks in buffer management functions 
  • #1061819 - KDE NM applet doesn't show to what wireless network is connected 
  • #1067111 - Adding second panel on second monitor places panel on top 


  • attended FOSDEM 
  • talked to MariaDB people about optimizing configuration for Akonadi 
  • Akademy planning meeting with the rest of the team 
  • Arranging accomodation for Akademy 

Brought to you by: Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl) and Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

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pondělí 10. února 2014

Last month (January) in Red Hat KDE

Straight back from the tremendous, here's the regular update of what's going on in Red Hat and KDE. Let's have a look how we spent the last month.

Network management (plasma-nm | libnm-qt | libmm-qt)
: jgrulich, ltinkl

plasma-nm | libnm-qt | libmm-qt

  • libnm-qt 
    • added new properties/methods from NM 
  • libmm-qt 
    • implemented (new) Oma MM interface 

#329315 - IPv6 privacy extensions should be enabled per default for new connections
#329355 - Bridge connection is active although the plasmoid icons represent it as inactive
#329342 - Network manager forgets the 802.1x settings as soon as the dialog box is closed
#329288 - Crash involving the authorization prompt
#329545 - Applet icon does not scale horizontally when embedded in a panel
#329630 - Password field always empty for the openvpn connection
#329827 - Make notifications disappear after some time

#328985 - A shared wifi network cannot be restarted after being turned off
#329580 - VPN connection asks for too many passwords
#329871 - The VPN (vpnc) connection editor dialog has no Domain field

: dvratil

  • finished rewrite of Akonadi search functionality and Baloo support 
  • removed MySQL Embedded support from Akonadi 
  • fixed BKO #330010 - Broken .desktop files parser in Akonadi 
  • fixed BKO #330215 - Crash on Akonadi shutdown when using PostgreSQL 
  • fixed BKO #324932 - Can't rename folders on some IMAP servers 

: dvratil

  • created patch for RHBZ#1036568 - RHEL6 - KWin does not move windows from a disconnected screen (backported upstream patches) 
  • fixed RHBZ#1056251 - KScreen allows to active more displays than supported by GPU (upstreamed) 

Fedora updates

středa 11. prosince 2013

Last month (November) in Red Hat KDE

November has been very hectic for most, let's have a look at what we've achieved

Network management (plasma-nm | libnm-qt | libmm-qt) 

: jgrulich, ltinkl

Fixed bugs:
kdebz#326274 - Newly created shared wireless network cannot be seen if disconnected once
kdebz#327160 - No warning when trying to connect to VPN withouth plasma-nm-vpnc installed
kdebz#326991 - Connection editor bug reporting refers to non-existing component
kdebz#327386 - Can't enable AP mode if there are other saved wireless networks
kdebz#327758 - Report bug freature does not work
kdebz#327759 - Edit connections dialog looks bad on high DPI screens
kdebz#328138 - Plasma widget network manager uses wrong (bold) font

Display management (sddm, kdm)

: mbriza
Change tracking bug: rhbz#998542
  • First, on November 26th on the KDE SIG meeting we decided to push the feature forward to the next Fedora release because  bugs that were discovered during pre-release stages of Fedora 20 were not fixable until the final release. I will continue to work on it to make a better substitute for KDM. 
  • again, spent a lot of time working on the authenticator, discussed it with David Edmundson, we'll work on making it a completely separate library in the future, to be used by some KDE tools, too 
  • designed a new configuration parser and definition classes 
  • some other bugfixes, minor compared to the listed ones. 

Multimedia (phonon)

: dvratil
Phonon GStreamer
  • finally tracked down and fixed a crash when closing Amarok when using phonon-gstreamer 1.0 (kdebz#320448) 
  • started investigating Amarok crash with phonon-gst (kdebz#290706) 


: dvratil
  • continued working on Akonadi IDLE (now in sort-of-works state) 
  • finished migration code in parttable-optimization branch and merged to master for 1.12 
  • fixed a regression introduced in the branch 
  • wrote proof-of-concept implementation of Akonadi-side tags 
  • started working on server-side search implementation 
  • released Akonadi 1.11.0 
  • ported Mail Filter agent to be an Akonadi Preprocessor 

Fedora general


  • Nov 11 - Nov 15: hosted a small hackfest with several KDE hackers to work on Solid, KScreen, plasma-nm, KDE Telepathy and Akonadi
  • Nov 15 - Nov 17: hosted the KDE PIM Sprint - 20 KDE PIM developers met to talk about KDE PIM and Frameworks, discuss new features, nail some nasty bugs and have fun

[1] Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl), Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

You can find us on #fedora-kde channel on Freenode IRC

sobota 2. listopadu 2013

This month (October) in Red Hat KDE

I'm back with the regular update of what's going on in Red Hat and KDE. Let's have a look how we spent the last month.

Akonadi (dvratil)

  • released 1.10.3
  • worked on IDLE extension for Akonadi protocol 

KDE PIM (dvratil)

  • small improvements in Akonadi Console 
  • fixed Akonadi-based unit tests across KDE PIM 
  • fixed email filtering when not using disconnected IMAP (KDE#295051) 
  • fixed problem with duplicated names in Google Calendars (KDE#325778) 
  • fixed error when IMAP server does not support METADATA or ANNOTATE (KDE#325778) 
  • fixed 'Invalid Uidset' error when sending emails (KDE#323762, KDE#324807, KDE#314964) 
  • fixed crash when authenticating new account in LibKGAPI (KDE#324128) 

KScreen (dvratil)

  • implemented new KCM UI based on results of usability research 
  • implemented support for profiles 

KDE Telepathy (dvratil)

  • fixed KTp Approver incoming tube notification 
  • fixed crash in LogViewer 

Display managers (mbriza)

  • more work on the authenticator - split it to be a separate binary to comply with PAM/Audit stack in Fedora and to support set_loginuid module 
  • finished basic XDMCP server/manager support - upstream merge request was opened 
  • my theme was merged into Fedora as now being used as the default one 

kdelibs, kde-workspace (ltinkl)

  • ported Solid/UPower backend to incompatible UPower 0.99.0 
  • Powerdevil port in progress 

Plasma NM (jgrulich, ltinkl)

  • make plasma-nm compilable without libmm-qt 
  • ModemManager 1.0 support (in plasma-nm and libmm-qt) 
  • new release - plasma-nm, libnm-qt 
  • kdebz#325783 - plasma-nm doesn't install icon network-defaultroute, which is need by kde-nm-connection-editor.desktop - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#319197 - plasma-nm: Make modemmanager support optional - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#325495 - Plasma-nm branch mm1port causes a plasma-crash upon inserting a GSM USB stick - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#326060 - applet does not refresh after disconnecting from a shared wifi connection - RESOLVESD → FIXED 
  • kdebz#326164 - The icon doesn't correctly show the vpn status - RESOLVED → FIXED (and probably ~5 duplicates of this bug) 
  • kdebz#319198 - plasma-nm applet: auto-resize popup height to show full connection details without scrolling - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#325324 - Crash on upgrade from networkmanagement to plasma-nm - RESOLVED → WONTFIX 
  • kdebz#325421 - Plasma-nm doesn't connect automatically on KDE (Kubuntu 13.10) startup - RESOLVED → WONTFIX 
  • kdebz#326456 - Need scrollbar or expanding window - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#326274 - Newly created shared wireless network cannot be seen if disconnected once - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#326517 - connection editor should not be in menu -> FIXED 
  • kdebz#326632 - "Always Ask" and "Store" option in "Edit Connection" dialog seems swapped -> FIXED 
  • kdebz#326374 - Allow adding a Bridge without adding a connection to it - FIXED 

[1] Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl), Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

You can find us on #fedora-kde channel on Freenode IRC

středa 11. září 2013

First Plasma NM release

It is with great pleasure we're announcing today the first release of our project - Plasma NM As you've probably heard before, it's a brand new Plasma applet written QML/C++ to manage your network connections. This applet is meant as a drop-in replacement for the older widget-based networkmanagement applet.

For an overview of what motivated us to basically start from scratch on this applet as well as occasional progress statuses, please see Jan's blog.

A picture, even better a video, is worth a thousand words they say, so here it is :)


The initial email has been sent a few moments ago to the @kde-packager mailing list, so you can expect Plasma NM to land in your favorite distro's update channels anytime soon. Fedora[1], among others (Kubuntu, openSUSE), already contains a preview snapshot of the applet, with the update to the final version in the works.

Alternatively, you can grab those 3 tarballs and compile by yourself:


[1] $ yum install kde-plasma-nm

pondělí 2. září 2013

This month (August) in Red Hat KDE

The holiday season is over but the coding monkeys at Red Hat didn't rest much nevertheless :) Let's have a look how we spent the last month.

General (everyone)

  • kdenetwork, kdesdk & kdetoys split package reviews
  • RHEL package reviews
  • Attended meeting for planning of possible Akademy in Brno next year

Plasma NM (jgrulich, ltinkl)

  • reimplemented applet - the design came up from usability session and discussion on Akademy
  • implemented the last missing feature - bluetooth device pairing
  • some fixes for ad-hoc connections
  • network active-settings - added configuration for wired and wireless connections
  • a lot of small changes and improvements

Solid & co. (ltinkl)

  • Solid QML interface review
  • fix recognizing Audio CD disks (kdebz#324031)
  • glue code in BlueDevil for pairing BT devices with Plasma NM

SDDM (mbriza)

Worked on my proposed feature for Fedora 20 - SDDM as the default KDE display manager instead of KDM (Change tracking bug: #998542)
  • spent most time debugging why only in Fedora the sessions logged in by
  • SDDM aren't fully functional (pulseaudio, polkit...)
    • this problem was resolved by switching to usage of the GDM PAM configuration
  • currently working on patching the upstream project to have some new
    • features in 0.2.0 (multiseat, will continue with XDMCP) so far opened two bug fixing pull requests, one was merged, I'll
  • have to test the second one with more use cases to be accepted

Akonadi (dvratil)

  • rebased Volker Krause's parttable-optimization branch to master
  • fixed some queries and wrote database migration code for parttable-optimization branch
  • bug fixes
  • started planning server-side change recording

KDE PIM (dvratil)

  • implemented support for CONDSTORE IMAP extension
  • implemented support for FETCH response to IDLE command

KDE Telepathy (dvratil)

  • implemented KTp Logger - an abstraction layer for access to chat logs that can support various backends as logs sources
  • ported all KTp components to use KTp Logger instead of TelepathyLoggerQt

KScreen (dvratil)

  • Fixed libkscreen crash in xrandr backend


  • KDE-4.11 import/build, doxygen and Qt fixes (than)
  • texlive fixes and pkg reviews (than)

[1] Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl), Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

You can find us on #fedora-kde channel on Freenode IRC