KDE Developers Work Through More Bug Fixes & Features For Plasma 6.1

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 20 April 2024 at 06:06 AM EDT. 18 Comments
KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly development summary to outline all of the prominent feature work and fixes that landed in the KDE space this week.

KDE developers remain very busy still addressing various bugs exposed by the recent Plasma 6.0 release as well as working toward the Plasma 6.1 release. Some of this week's highlights include:

- Various fixes for issues presented by the Qt 6.7 toolkit.

- Closing your laptop lid with the keyboard backlight on will restore it to the same brightness level when opening the lid.

- Plasma 6.1 on Wayland will support the ConnectToEIS method for the remote desktop portal so apps like Synergy and Barrier that have Wayland support for sending emulated input events will now better leverage it.

- Spectacle has regained the "blur factor" feature.

- Improvements to the KDE Welcome Center appearance.

- The KDE System Settings Night Light page for begin/end time are now more convenient spinboxes.

- Various Plasma crash fixes.

- Plasma 6.0.5 will fix the screen chooser OSD to work as expected on X11.

- Fixing a "major regression" that prevented the LUKS-encrypted disks from being decrypted by KDE software using the Solid framework.

- Kolourpaint has been ported to the Qt 6 toolkit.

More details on the changes over on Nate's blog.
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