KDE #Plasma 5.24 Beta released
Containing extensive changes, Plasma 5.24 Beta is aimed at testers that help devs correct problems in KDE's desktop.
You can help too! Install 5.24 Beta onto a spare computer or virtual machine and test its new features.
The final version of Plasma 5.24 will be available on February 8th.
Please make sure to read this carefully before ordering a #PinePhonePro:
The #PinePhone Pro is still very much in development, and thus just won't be your daily driver smartphone upon receiving the device.
Read https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_Pro_(pine64-pinephonepro) to get an idea.
I don't want to hamper your excitement, but I also don't want to see you start a rant YouTube channel because you're upset due to not reading this properly. The PPP is really cool, but it's not your new "privacy smartphone" at this point.
PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition now available for order! https://www.pine64.org/2022/01/11/pinephone-pro-explorer-edition-pre-orders-open-january-11/
Another nice stat is that around 20% of the bug reports for NeoChat were closed during the last 2 days!
This week in KDE: Attention to detail to the ridiculous degree - the folder icons now use the same color as your accent, re-opened app windows are coming closer to remembering their prior positions and size, and filesystem scanning gets a speed boost.
@tuxedocomputers becomes a KDE Patron! TUXEDO Computers builds and provides Linux-powered computers and notebooks. From now on, the company will support KDE to ensure we can carry on making great software.
Kalendar alpha running on Pinephone (devlog 12) https://tube.kockatoo.org/videos/watch/0328c630-82e4-4feb-85d6-a16ac14c2cb6
This Week in KDE: In case you thought Plasma wasn't configurable enough, now you get to pick your preferred accent colors too. That is, you can choose the background colors of highlighted menu options or selected items.
"Patak" by Aron is the Winner of the Plasma 25th Anniversary Edition Wallpaper Contest!
The over 120 individual programs plus the dozens of programmer libraries that makeup KDE Gear are getting today more than two weeks worth of bugfixes and updated translations in version 21.08.1:
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