This page tracks the status of KDE Frameworks on Microsoft Windows.

MSVC2013 64-bit on Windows 7 (7.5.2014)

Note: you MUST use emerge to build qtbase since it adds a patch that is essential for the functionality of all the frameworks.

tier1 overview

package / compiler

attica karchive kcodecs kconfig kcoreaddons kdbusaddons kf5umbrella kglobalaccel kguiaddons ki18n kidletime kimageformats kitemmodels kitemviews kjs kplotting kwidgetsaddons kwindowsystem solid sonnet threadweaver
msvc2013_64 - - done done done - - - - done - - - - - - - - - done -
mingw_64 - - - - done - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

All frameworks that are in emerge are buildable: emerge frameworks_tier1 frameworks_tier2 frameworks_tier3

Frameworks with passing unit tests

  • kcoreaddons
  • kconfig
  • kcodecs
  • ki18n
  • solid

Other frameworks have not been tested yet.

MSVC2010 32-bit (old status)

Tier 1

Working: itemmodels, itemviews, kplotting, kcodecs, kguiaddons, kidletime, kwidgetsaddons, sonnet. More details later.


Builds, no warnings. The autotests are currently disabled on all platforms and there are no manual tests, so I haven't tested if it works.


Builds, only some deprecated warnings. Unit test passes. Manual tests work fine. kwidgetitemdelegatetest shows a bug that is probably cross‐platform (will report later).


Builds with no relevant warnings, unit tests pass. There's many manual tests; I haven't carefully tested them all yet.


Builds, tests pass sometimes, other times locks up.


KRandom isn't very well seeded

KDirWatch also has some code working around a Windows limitation, which is obsolete because QFileSystemWatcher already implements the same workaround. But getting things to compile should be a priority over removing that.

KDirWatch test fails with QFileSystemWatcher backend on both windows and linux. Added to the kdelibs cleanup.

KSharedDataCache is a nonshared memory-only cache on windows.


Hundreds of errors casting WId to HWND in Windows‐specific code.


Builds with liblzma, bzip2 and gzip on mingw64. tests have been moved. karchivetest and kfiltertest fail on mingw64.


Not tested yet due to PCRE dependency.

Tier 2


Builds with fake backend. no tests available.


Builds and passes autotests.


Builds. I didn't install kwalletd so I didn't test if it works.

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