The KDE staff has launched Plasma 5.21, and that is one hell of a launch. They’ve paid plenty of consideration to presentation for this launch, with visible enhancements in each first and third get together purposes, together with a brand new fundamental menu (the outdated menu, in addition to the essential cascading menu, are after all nonetheless obtainable if you would like them).
On the applying entrance, Plasma 5.21 introduces the System Monitor, a model new useful resource and job supervisor that offers you all the data you’d ever want in your operating system – and in true KDE style, it consists of the flexibility to create your personal personalised pages with simply the data you want.
One other huge focus was Wayland:
Now we have extensively refactored the compositing code in KWin and the modifications ought to scale back latency all through all compositing operations. Now we have additionally added a management within the compositing settings so you’ll be able to select whether or not you favor decrease latency or smoother animations.
As well as, we’ve got additionally added assist for mixed-refresh-rate show setups on Wayland, e.g. you’ll be able to have one display screen refreshing at 144Hz and one other at 60Hz, which is good for enhancing work-stations with a number of displays. Preliminary assist for a number of GPUs was additionally added on Wayland.
There’s way more on this launch, and I’m excited to attempt it out.