Plasma 5.20 A Massive Release Is Here - Tons of new features

Plasma 5.20

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Did EndeavourOS background inspired Plasma ?

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They just follow EndeavourOS success! :enos: :rocket: :enos_flag:

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It’s a good honor to follow us !
I wish they could put our logo on their site for it, lof of Endeavourians love Plasma like an old Lunixian I know here @FredBezies

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After the regression clustermess that was 5.19 I really hope KDE have tested 5.20 a bit more thoroughly. Plasma disks looks promising, not holding my breath with Wayland though.

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I’ve just been on Linux (Arch, Antergos, and Endeavour) for a few years, but Plasma has been there for me since day one, and I have to say it has been steadily improving. Things are most certainly going in the right direction. Sure, there has been a fair share of bugs, but hey, it wouldn’t be Plasma without them. :wink:

All in all, Linux in general is steadily improving, and Endeavour has reached the stratosphere and beyond in a very short time. Gaming has gone from more than troublesome to what it is today…

The future seems bright!

Wayland… I too wouldn’t risk asphyxiation.

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Unless some really critical update comes through, I will probably be holding off for a point release or two.

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VM update and … pretty non eventful.

For such a hyped release there aren’t that many functional changes, although I haven’t tested Wayland yet, and need a proper HD to test plasma-disks.

Nothing seems broken, although I don’t like the system tray grid view. These sort of changes really annoy me … just provide both grid and list view config options and let the damn user choose their preference.

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What did you expect? It is the 21st release of Plasma 5.x. A lot of things have been made since Plasma 5.0 in 2014. I wonder how some people can get that excited by such a release!

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I just see it as another update. I was already trying out the Beta then i reverted back and now i just updated to the final. You have to really know Plasma which i don’t and look for the changes because i don’t notice much.

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A substantial amount of the changes are related to wayland so if you aren’t using wayland or planning to in the short-term it isn’t quite as significant of a release.

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I did run wayland for a bit and it seemed to work fairly well.

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That’s funny, because I REALLY like that change, and it was my favorite part of the update, just makes it look easier to get my info at a glance to me.

I thought the volume indicators and such were suppose to be minimal/smaller? Mine are still large beasts that pop-up.

Nice little subtle changes otherwise, font panel has more options now, etc. Updating desktop theme items seems to work better, throwing up less errors when updating.

The only change I noticed was the digital clock applet which now displays the date by default. I changed it back to time only… :grin:

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i really appreciate the work those plasma guys put in. I don’t use plasma personally. I tried several times, but its just not my thing. But its a great DE and its getting better and better. I also like Nate Graham’s blog about KDE (https://pointieststick.com/2019/09/15/this-week-in-kde/)

So thumbs up, definitely. :+1:
Curious about the plasma next theme changes coming…

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plasma-disks smart monitor sounds interesting.

once installed, will it automatically warn, in case of occurring problems?

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That’s the plan! :yum:

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cool, waiting for some troubles :slight_smile:

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After 5.19 I honestly didn’t know. The previous .0 release was filled with many fundamental regressions that should have been picked up.

Anyway, nothing is broken, plenty of little changes … just not the “massive” release that KDE made out in their announcement blurb.

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