Frameworks 5.61 arrives solving the Plasma vulnerability with .desktop and .directory files

Framework 5.61

This component of the KDE software is not talked about as much, but it is also important. Since yesterday, August 10, Frameworks 5.61 is now available, a new version that comes with the main novelty of correcting the Plasma vulnerability discovered this week. Speaking of this security patch, it is included in the latest version of KDE Frameworks, but they have also uploaded a patch that will soon reach all distributions that use Plasma as a graphical environment.

KDE Frameworks 5.61 has introduced a total of122 changes distributed among all its components, among which we have Baloo, the Breeze, KIO, Kirigami and KTextEditor icons. And, as explained on their website, Frameworks are more than 70 component libraries that provide a variety of Commonly needed functionalities in mature, peer-reviewed, and well-tested libraries with friendly license terms. Here are some of the new features that come with this version.

Highlights of Frameworks 5.61

  • Fixed Plasma vulnerability related to .directory and. desktop
  • The "Go to line" function in Kate and other text editors using the KTextEditor framework always refocuses the extended line, even if it is at the end of the document.
  • The "Collapse all" icons used in many apps now correctly change their colors when using the dark theme.
  • Comboboxes in QML-based software now close their open pop-up windows when clicking on the same combobox.
  • Spinboxes in QML-based software now correctly display anti-alias text and are best viewed with the fractional scaling factor.
  • The wheel animation that appears when Discover is checking for updates now has arrows pointing in the same direction as the rotation.
  • Kate's "change input mode" keyboard shortcut is now Ctrl + Alt + V by default, making it possible to use the standard Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut to paste text into Kate's built-in terminal.
  • KRunner is faster at displaying results and inputs no longer jump once we have something selected.
  • KIO's FTP connections feature is more tolerant of broken FTP server deployments.
  • List items in QML-based software that display inline actions on mouse over now have better space for items and take into account whether the view's scroll bar is visible or not.
  • Media applications using sandboxing technology like FireJail can be controlled via the Plasma Media Player widget as expected.
  • Busy Checking for Discover updates now rolls slower.
  • Applications with toolbars now allow us to add spacers, allowing us, for example, to center the buttons.
  • The pages of articles listed under Desktop Effects and Virtual Desktops in System Preferences no longer overflow the limits of their frames.

Your code now available, soon in Discover

Unlike Plasma, whose new versions usually arrive at Discover the same day of its launch, Frameworks 5.61 is already available if we want to perform the manual installation, but it will still take several days for us to see it as an update. The most important novelty is the patch that corrects the Plasma security flaw, but this patch will also be delivered in a separate update. The next version will already be a Frameworks 5.62 that will arrive on September 14.

You have all the news included in this version (what is explained here is how it was explained in KDE Usability & Productivity) in this link.


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