And with this the circle is completed. This week has been a week of releases: on Tuesday, the KDE Community released plasma 5.16, which was followed two days later by the launch of KDE Applications 19.04.2. Apart from the suite of PIM applications (yet to come) and although they are independent components, for the update to be complete it still lacked a new version of the Qt libraries, and that version arrived a few minutes ago at the KDE Backports repository. Is about KDE Frameworks 5.59.
El official launch took place on June 8 but, as in Plasma and KDE Applications, until today we still had to do the manual installation if we wanted to use the new libraries. Starting this afternoon, installing KDE Fameworks 5.59 is as simple as opening Discover and installing the updates that appear on the screen.
KDE Frameworks 5.59.0 includes a total of 108 changes
KDE Frameworks 5.59 includes a total of 108 changes spread over:
- Breeze icons.
- Extra CMake modules.
- KDELibs 4 Support.
- Syntax Highlighting.
Although he does not ask us, it is recommended to restart the operating system after the update. In total, and if I am not mistaken (which I do not rule out), 180 packages will be updated, all small. Among what it could correct we have the problems when connecting to a WiFi network after waking up the computer from a suspension (no, it does not).
La next version will already be KDE Frameworks 5.60 and you can find information about their news by searching for the articles on KDE Usability & Productivity that are available here on Ubunlog. Among them we will have, for example, more optimizations for Baloo, the Plasma file identifier. It is expected that by indexing less for being able to recognize when we rename folders, Baloo will consume less resources / power, which is always appreciated.
Have you already upgraded to KDE Frameworks 5.59?