I’m very happy to announce that Kronometer has been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 (KF5), the new generation of KDE libraries provided to build KDE apps.


As you can see in the screenshot, the frameworks version used is the 5.0, which has been released the past 7 July. However the Plasma version is still 4.13 and not the new Plasma 5.0, but I don’t think that will be a problem. The kronometer version in the screenshot is 2.0.0 but only as a placeholder, I have not yet decided how to release the KF5 port. Currently all the work has been done in the frameworks branch on the git repository.

What’s working

The main use case, of course.You can start/pause/reset the stopwatch and record the lap times. All the Kronometer Settings are working too.

What’s not working

The stopwatch persistence feature. So, at the moment is not possibile to restore a saved stopwatch or save a running stopwatch. The motivation is that I was too eager to complete the port and this feature is the most boring to port. Further, as you can see, the stopwatch digits are awfully “sides-cutted”, I still have to figure out what’s going on and how to fix it.