KDE Releases Plasma 6.0.5

May 22, 2024

The latest release of the Plasma desktop has arrived with several improvements and the usual bug fixes.

If you're a fan of KDE’s Plasma desktop environment, the newest iteration has arrived. The fifth iteration also happens to be the last maintenance update for the 6.0 release (assuming the next release will be 6.1). The full changelog lists everything that has arrived for 6.0.5 but here are some of the highlights.

Discover has received plenty of attention, much of it in the form of Flatpak fixes (such as not tripping over nullprt remotes when installing flatpak refs and not reporting regressions on transaction processes). As well, you'll find scrolling performance has improved, URLs have been cleaned up (dropping provider parts), FwupdBackend sets user agent from the client, and the UpdatesPage invisible deletes bug has been fixed. One important fix for Discover is that it will no longer incorrectly claim that apps without a license are proprietary.

Dr. Konqi (the KDE crash handler) had a number of issues attended to for Postman, Backtracgenerator, Coredump/polkit, and Dumpexcavator.

One of the more important updates addresses a problem found in KWin (on Wayland) to prevent it from crashing when it's unable to open an XWayland socket.

This maintenance release is all about fixing bugs. You won't find any new features, but the overall performance and reliability should be noticeably improved. Be sure to read the full changelog to find out more.


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