KDE Ends Out 2022 With More Features & Fixes

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 31 December 2022 at 04:59 AM EST. 14 Comments
KDE developers have wrapped up another busy year enhancing their open-source desktop environment and application stack.

In the time between Christmas and the New Year, open-source developers working on KDE remained very busy and accomplished merging several new features as well as fixes and other enhancements. KDE is closing out 2022 on a high note while next year we have KDE Frameworks 6 and KDE Plasma 6 to look forward to. Some of the highlights for KDE in the final week of 2022 include:

- The KDE Information Center is now able to show OpenCL device information, based on parsing output from clinfo.

- KWin with the Plasma Wayland session can now send pen tilt and rotation events to XWayland applications. In particular, useful for apps like the Krita digital painting program.

- KRunner has improved reporting of timezone information.

- Discover now has improved presentation around the "offline updates" feature.

- Support with KDE Connect for transferring files over 2GB in size.

- KDE's "always use touch mode" feature now persists after reboots.

- A possible KWin crash in the Plasma Wayland session has been resolved that could happen when connecting a laptop to a docking station.

More details on these KDE changes for the week via this blog post by KDE developer Nate Graham with his wonderful weekly recaps.
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