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This week in KDE: New features galore!

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Tons and tons of awesome new features and UI polish landed this week, alongside an equally weighty ton of important bugfixes.

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KDE Plasma 5.20 Seeing More Wayland Fixes

  • KDE Plasma 5.20 Seeing More Wayland Fixes

    While KDE Plasma 5.19 is already in fairly good shape with regards to its Wayland session, Plasma 5.20 is looking to offer even better support for this native Wayland environment along with many other enhancements.

    KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his usual weekly summary of the development highlights for the week. This time around there are a fair number of Wayland fixes/improvements along with other work:

    - Various enhancements to the Elisa music player.

[KDE] 20.08 releases branches created

  • 20.08 releases branches created

    Make sure you commit anything you want to end up in the 20.08 releases to them

    We're already past the dependency freeze.

    The Feature Freeze and Beta is this Thursday 16 of July.

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