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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