Plasma 6.0 Development Continues, More Plasma Wayland Fixes Land

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 17 June 2023 at 06:42 AM EDT. 16 Comments
It may be the middle of summer but there are no signs of Plasma 6.0 development efforts slowing down at all with this being another interesting week for KDE development.

KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his usual weekly development summary of all the interesting changes to have been picked up this week throughout the KDE software ecosystem. Nate Graham teases that there will be some exciting Plasma 6.0 news to share in the next day or two, but for now it's all about the usual weekly recap of interesting new features and prominent fixes that crossed the finish line this week.

- KDE's document viewer Okular gained new features around digital signature signing.

- KDE System Monitor dialogs have been ported to use a newer Kirigami dialog component.

- Improved responsiveness when hovering over items in the Kickoff category list.

- Fixing Powerdevil crashes under Plasma Wayland.

- Fixing a source of "excessively high CPU usage" from Plasma when moving windows around.

- Fixing some cursor handling bugs under Plasma Wayland.

- KWin no longer crashes when checking for updates in the PyCharm app.

More details on this week's KDE work via Nate's blog.
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