KDE Frameworks 5.29 Adds Barcode/QR Generation, Faster Baloo
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 13 December 2016 at 12:00 AM EST. 25 Comments
KDE --
The KDE community has released KDE Frameworks 5.29 as the newest version of their impressive collection of add-on libraries to complement Qt5.

A new library to KDE Frameworks 5.29 is Prison, which provides a framework for barcode and QR code generation. Another nice addition is to Baloo, KDE's file indexing and file search framework. Baloo with KDE Frameworks 5.29 has improved write performance, what they say is a four times speedup for writing out data.

Other work in KDE Frameworks 5.29 includes adding FreeBSD to the YAML meta information for tested frameworks on FreeBSD, Breeze icon updates, many KWayland changes, and a wide range of other changes.

When it comes to KWayland in KDE Frameworks 5.29, there is initial protocol support for pointer constraints and pointer gestures. Aside from implementing these new pointer protocols, the other KWayland changes are mostly fixes and other low-level enhancements.

More details on KDE Frameworks 5.29.0 can be found via the official release announcement posted Monday to KDE.org.
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