More Wayland Fixes Pile On For KDE Plasma 5.20
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 8 August 2020 at 06:45 AM EDT. 14 Comments
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Getting KDE's Wayland session into shape remains a priority for developers this year and it's looking like the support should be quite slick come Plasma 5.20.

Among the Wayland fixes/improvements tackled just over the past week for KDE on Wayland include:

- Task manager window thumbnails now work on Wayland with Plasma 5.20.

- A crash fix for KWin when logging out of a Wayland session.

- When running Plasma Wayland and XWayland crashes it will no longer crash the entire session but rather just restart normally. Again, an improvement for Plasma 5.20.

- The mouse cursor should no longer get stuck when using screen rotation with Wayland.

- Edge swipe gestures and showing a hidden panel by tapping the screen edge also now work on Wayland.

Meanwhile other non-Wayland KDE changes this week include:

- Konsole now supports darkening inactive terminals.

- The Kate text editor and other programs leveraging KTextEditor now have a zoom indicator on the status bar.

- The KDE Elisa music player now supports audio files being opened from the file-system.

- Changing the system-wide scaling factor will now invalidate the Plasma SVG cache to ensure they are redrawn.

- The Baloo file indexer now skips files that repeatedly fail to index, in order to avoid a loop causing excessive CPU resources.

More details on this week's KDE development work via this blog post by KDE developer Nate Graham.
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