KDE Gear 23.08 Released With Kalendar Becoming Merkuro, Many App Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 24 August 2023 at 06:28 AM EDT. 24 Comments
KDE Gear 23.08 is available today as the four-month update to this collection of KDE desktop applications.

There is a lot of new features and improvements with KDE Gear 23.08 for enhancing the KDE application ecosystem. Some of the highlights for KDE Gear 23.08 include:

- Tweaks to the Dolphin file manager, like being able to open a duplicate of a tab by just double-clicking on it.

- Document signing within the Okular document viewer now allows adding extra metadata to the signature.

Kalendar is now Merkuro

- KDE's Kalendar application for a desktop calendar is now renamed to Merkuro. Developers working on this app plan on adding email support and more to Merkuro.

- The Skanpage scanner utility has an improved preview area.

- The Kate text editor that is working towards becoming an all-around IDE (integrated development environment) has added support for GLSL and Godot's game design engine to its LSP client.

- The Tokodon app for posting to the Mastodon service has received a visual overhaul.

- Various improvements to the Elisa music player.

- The Kwordquiz flash-card based educational app was ported to QML and redesigned.

Downloads and more details on KDE Gear 23.08 via KDE.org.
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