May 8, 2019

KDE Plasma 5.15.5 Released As The Last Bugfix Of The Series Before The Release Of 5.16

The KDE Community has released Plasma 5.15.5 with the latest round of bug fixes. This represents the last release of the 5.15 series.

Plasma 5.16 will release in June, and will be when many new exciting features are brought forth, such as with Discover.

Per the announcement:

"This release adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important..."

Highlights for 5.15 include:

  • Setting the default cursor theme for GTK applications to Breeze
  • Many Flatpak improvements for Discover Software Store
  • A fix to the underlying code for the weather addon
  • Improved label legibility in Folder View
  • Fixing blurry previews in Widget Explorer
  • Bugfixes for Kickoff menu 
  • Bugfix for Plasma Network Manager that would allow seen networks to disappear under certain conditions
  • Several xdg-desktop-portal-kde improvements

You can read the full changelog here.

Look for these to land soon in your preferred KDE Plasma distro.

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