KDE Plasma 6 Feature Freeze Approaching!

Plasma 6 development is nearing completion, with the focus shifting to bug-fixing and polishing.

KDE Plasma 6 Feature Freeze Approaching!

Several notable changes have been made, including:

  • Prompting users to save unsaved changes before shutting down or restarting in the Plasma Wayland session
  • "Bounce Keys" now fully work in the Plasma Wayland session, with only one Wayland Showstopper remaining
  • Compatibility of widgets from Plasma 5 to Plasma 6
  • Other improvements include the porting of the Samba sharing configuration wizard to Qt6. Numerous bug fixes have also been implemented

I'm hopeful this will the smoothest migration for major versions of the KDE Framework, and particularly looking towards a positive Wayland experience.  While I've a KDE user since the 2.x days, I remember the early days of 4.x and 5.x being plagued by issues (resulting in projects such as the Trinity Desktop Environment, a KDE 3.x fork).

Contributions and support are welcome, with a fundraiser in progress and various ways to get involved in the KDE project.

Sean Potter

I've been a dedicated Linux user for over two decades, and have been building computers and servers for even longer. My professional career has taken me down the path of simultaneous systems administration and web development, which allows me to constantly strengthen my Linux-fu.

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