More Feature Work Begins On KDE Plasma 6.0 As Plasma 5.27 Nears Release

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 4 February 2023 at 06:13 AM EST. 11 Comments
KDE Plasma 5.27 is due for release on Valentine's Day (14 February) as what will also be the last feature release in the Plasma 5 series. With the imminent 5.27 release, more feature work on Plasma 6.0 has been getting underway.

KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his usual KDE weekly development summary outlining all of the interesting work that's been started for Plasma 6.0, fixes still being squeezed into Plasma 5.27, and other KDE happenings. Some of the highlights for this week include:

- With Plasma 6.0's System Settings' Default Applications page it will now allow setting the preferred application for a wider variety of file-types.

- The accent color picking UI has been condensed for Plasma 6.0 to take up less space.

- Plasma 6.0's on-screen display (OSD) when switching audio devices will now also show the battery level of the new audio device (if supported by the device, etc).

- Continued work on fixing/improving the Flatpak upgrade process within KDE Discover.

- Spectacle's "Copy to clipboard" feature after taking a screenshot now works correctly (again) in the Plasma Wayland session.

- KDE Frameworks 5.103 will bring a lot of small glitches fixed for scroll-bars in Qt Quick based software.

See Nate's blog for a full listing of all the interesting changes and fixes this week in the KDE space.
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