• be_excellent_to_each_other
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    185 months ago

    I started using Plasma 5 a smidge before devs were saying it was ready for primetime. That was my conversion from Gnome (which I was very happy to leave by then) and it’s been nothing but positive.

    I will wait for the full release of Plasma 6, but I’m super excited for it. I still <3 Plasma 5.

    Thank you KDE devs!

    • @const_void
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      35 months ago

      What Plasma 6 feature are you most excited for?

      • @PainInTheAES@lemmy.world
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        45 months ago

        Not OP but I’m looking forward to a really insignificant bug fix. When I open a context menu on my second monitor that uses a different scaling it flickers and the background drops out. It’s just visual and I almost never use that context menu but knowing it’s there bothers me. Per the bug report I filed it was planned to be resolved with the other Wayland fixes in v6.

      • be_excellent_to_each_other
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        35 months ago

        Nothing specific. When I first jumped from gnome I spent probably more than a year going “damn that was thoughtful” or “wow, that’s super convenient” as I discovered different features. As I said, I was an earlyish adopter of Plasma 5, and it was enjoyable just to watch it take shape.

        I like what the KDE team does, and I like seeing Plasma continue to get better, so I’m just looking forward to a fresh new release, and discovering all the little niceties.

        And bringing back the compiz style cube is pretty nice too. 😁

  • @dino@discuss.tchncs.de
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    115 months ago

    Maybe windows rules will now work properly instead of being buggy and delete themselves…fingers crossed Imho KDE is too big, there are so many cogwheels they miss the opportunity to actually polish each and every aspect.

    e.g. why does KDE need a specific videoplayer?

    • RaivoKulli
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      105 months ago

      KDE and GNOME want to be full suites of software that offer a coherent look and whatnot.

      Maybe windows rules will now work properly instead of being buggy and delete themselves…fingers crossed Imho KDE is too big, there are so many cogwheels they miss the opportunity to actually polish each and every aspect.

      This release KDE has actually focused on improving and fixing more than just adding features

    • Nailbar
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      45 months ago

      Maybe this time I can get blur behind semi transparent windows to work 🤔

    • TurboWafflz
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      35 months ago

      Interesting, I’ve never had window rules delete themselves, am I just lucky?

        • TurboWafflz
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          15 months ago

          Not that many, maybe that’s it. Is it more of a problem when you have a lot?

          • @dino@discuss.tchncs.de
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            15 months ago

            Idk, I wish I knew a solution, but researching didn’t bring me anything. But it has come to the point that I feel KDE is not worth it anymore for me. Just didn’t have the time to switch some wayland WM.

    • @Sina@beehaw.org
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      15 months ago

      I agree as well, but don’t get the video player part. It shouldn’t need a specific one.

    • pbjamm
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      15 months ago

      Does it NEED a specific player or just come with a default?

        • pbjamm
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          15 months ago

          you commented :

          why does KDE need a specific videoplayer?

          I have not seen anything that indicates KDE requires a specific video player. So I was asking does it NEED a specific player or just have a default that it is installed with?

          • @zagaberoo@beehaw.org
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            ‘Need’ as in why do they need to stretch their development resources to cover a video player when they’re already stretched thin and perfectly serviceable alternatives exist.

            I have no actual idea, but that’s what was meant. My guess is they want everything written in Qt6 so it can all be portable to windows etc.

  • @TJmCAwesome@feddit.nu
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    85 months ago

    Will this affect SteamOS in any way? I guess the development on that is separate from KDE but I don’t really know.

  • James Kirk
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    75 months ago

    To a “newbie”, what does this mean? I transitioned to Linux full time less than a year ago and settled with KDE. Will this affect me in any way?

    • @unique_hemp@discuss.tchncs.de
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      115 months ago

      Just a bigger update, should be fine. AFAIK they did not do any major overhaul from a regular user’s perspective, but there are some pretty big changes under the hood. If you use a distro with regular releases, this will probably be included in the next one.

    • @Pantherina@feddit.de
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      If you are on Opensuse Leap, Debian or probably also Kubuntu (Ubuntu LTS), no it wont affect you.

      Stable = unchanging bugs, not working packages.

      On Kubuntu you may get it with “Kubuntu backports” but really just no.

      If you are on Fedora KDE then you will have Plasma 6 in a few months! The same probably for Opensuse Tumbleweed, Arch, etc.

  • @JRepin
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    Running surprisingly well for a beta. I really hope to find some free time and help some more with reporting the minor bugs left during the end of the year vacation time and help polish for the final release.