This week in KDE: KWin gains direct scan-out, and Gwenview gets a lot of love
pointieststick.com/2021/02/05/

Impressive number of improvements, I can't wait to upgrade my laptop to 5.21 (on my desktop I'm already using KDE built from git head so I can help with testing).

's "first class support for Wayland" is quite underwhelming: the session crashed within the first 5 minutes of testing, and then I realized that I couldn't even logout because the logout function doesn't work. I can kill kwin with ctrl-alt-backspace, but it restarts!

Well, I guess I could start reporting bugs instead of bitching here... ๐Ÿ˜’

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Whatever comes up with, it will have to be implemented by , and other desktops before it's useful. Probably, it will need some integration work for , and .

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btw... I use ...

...which doesn't force you to reboot, but leaves your system in an inconsistent state where your kernel doesn't match the installed modules... apps can't load KFile libs... and a number of other glitches.

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running in with on ๐Ÿคฉ

All I had to do is update wine-mono with protontricks:
protondb.com/app/359320
This will probably become unnecessary in the next update of .

Wow, it's already packaged in

The new package is called plasma-systemmonitor, and the binary is called plasma-systemmonitor, but it's just "System Monitor" in the start menu.

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Two more t-shirts for my private collection ๐Ÿค“

5.20 announcements in several languages are pouring out from @kde, but where are Italian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น and Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ?

Yesterday I went to the room on Matrix to report a memory leak in plasmashell, and the developers suggested I try running it under heaptrack:
github.com/KDE/heaptrack

debug tools rarely come with a polished UI, but this one is absolutely superb ๐Ÿคฉ

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