KDE Developer Asks: Is KDE 5 Stable Enough For Normal Users?
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 15 October 2015 at 01:21 PM EDT. 64 Comments
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KDE contributor Björn Ruberg has written a blog post that he says isn't aimed as a rant but rather expressing concerns about the quality of the current KDE desktop (Plasma 5 + KDE Frameworks 5) and the issues he's experienced when running "KDE 5" on Fedora 22.

Among the issues he has encountered with KDE Plasma 5.4 desktop so far are issues relating to attaching/removing screens from a laptop, issues with applications between different versions of the KDE Wallet, clock problems, the window taskbar getting out of sync with application windows, plasma panels not moving nicely between screens, graphics problems, and more.

He wrote on his blog, "What puzzles me is that plasma desktop is widely reported to be a stable desktop...Either the problems I list are just happening to me – or users should be warned that they should currently stick with KDE 4.12 if they are neiter experts or brave. I consider plasma 5.4 somewhat useable for me, but in my opinion plasma 5.3 was too heavily broken. Nonetheless it was shipped by Kubuntu and Fedora. Fedora is a bleeding edge distribution (meaning that is okay), but Kubuntu is directed at less experienced users. Nevertheless, especially because I had to switch desktops in the last months to get work done, I can only say that I still find KDE the desktop I like most. I just hope that it lets me use it more easily."
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