It’s great to see lots of people running the Plasma 6 Alpha release, which has resulted in a spike of bug reports, as we had hoped and expected. So keep at it! Focus is already shifting to bug fixing now that most planned features are merged, with only a few to go. So far I’ve been following a policy of only noting fixes for bugs that affect shipping software, but I might have to change that given the loooong bugfixing window for Plasma 6. Still chewing on it.
Plasma Panels have now gained a new visibility mode: “Dodge Windows” aka “intelligent auto-hide!” In essence, the Panel auto-hides when touched by a window, but is otherwise visible (Bharadwaj Raju and Niccolò Venerandi, link)
Carl Schwan has been improving the look and feel of QtWidgets-based KDE apps left and right, and they just look gorgeous now! (Carl Schwan, link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8, and link 9):
When you create a new blank panel, it now comes with an “Add Widgets…” button on it to save you some time, because let’s face it, the next thing you were about to do was add some widgets! (Niccolò Venerandi, link)