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April 13, 2024

Announcing the Release of KDE Frameworks 6.1 Prior to KDE Plasma 6.1 Desktop Environment Launch

The KDE Project announced today the release and general availability of KDE Frameworks 6.1 as the first stable update to the KDE Frameworks 6 series of this collection of more than 80 add-on libraries to Qt providing commonly needed functionality for the latest KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment and the KDE Gear suite of apps.

Highlights of KDE Frameworks 6.1 include a new filter for the icon chooser dialog so you can see only symbolic icons, or no symbolic icons, improved keyboard navigation in Kirigami sidebars powered by the GlobalDrawer component, and a bigger size of the “Get new Plasma Widgets” dialog.

The Plasma System Monitor app has been updated to make charts appear correctly on computers with 10+-year-old Intel GPUs, improve the “Horizontal bars” graphs in various System Monitor widgets to use the right colors, and fix glitchy horizontal lines on graphs and charts when using a fractional scale factor with certain Intel GPUs.

The “Get new [thing]” dialogs have been updated to allow sorting by the highest number of downloads, address two issues that caused them not to display installation progress correctly and get stuck after uninstalling apps, fix an annoying “Unknown Open Collaboration Service API error.(0)” message that appeared when browsing for content, improve support for downloading items that only have a single file available, and fix a visual issue with the layout of the “Overwrite this file?” dialog.

For Kirigami-based apps, KDE Frameworks 6.1 enhances the animation utilized when transitioning apps from one page to the next, making it smoother. It also updates the odd-looking separator line in toolbars that partition the sidebar from the content area, giving it a more standard appearance.

In the case of QtQuick-based apps, KDE Frameworks 6.1 now ceases to display animations if they have been globally turned off. This resolves an issue on the Plasma desktop where button highlights would vanish. Moreover, it introduces support for translating menu items in context menus for text fields.

In addition, there have been updates to the Breeze-themed radio buttons and checkboxes. Now, they use the “Button” color role just like the rest of the UI elements. This improvement aims at enhancing visual consistency and rectifying a visual glitch in QtQuick-based apps.

Throughout KDE apps, various right-click context menu actions that open the default terminal app have been improved to work as intended. Additionally, icons in multiple areas, such as the Breeze icon theme and screen chooser OSD, now change to match the current accent color. Furthermore, Breeze icons located in the system tray area correctly alter their color when using non-default color schemes.

Notably, the performance of the Baloo file indexer has been enhanced. It no longer attempts to index content on temporarily mounted file systems, for instance, network shares and OverlayFS mounts. Moreover, a bug was fixed in the Baloo file indexer that could cause a crash after creating or renaming files or folders.

Finally, the recent KDE Frameworks 6.1 update provides improvements. The list of recently accessed files saved to disk by open/save dialogs is now written to the configuration file for volatile state data, rather than the user-directed configuration data. This update adds another layer of stability, as it corrects a common source of xdg-desktop-portal crashes upon boot.

KDE Plasma 6 users are suggested to upgrade to the KDE Frameworks 6.1 version as soon as it becomes available in the steady software repositories of their GNU/Linux distributions. This ensures a much more solid and dependable Plasma desktop environment.

KDE Frameworks 6.1 represents the initial update to Frameworks aiming to ready users for the upcoming KDE Plasma 6.1 desktop environment, expected to be released in mid-June 2024, complete with the more-anticipated explicit synchronization feature. The KDE Project plans to release two more updates before then – KDE Frameworks 6.2 on May 10th and KDE Frameworks 6.3 on June 7th.

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