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KDE 5.23 released

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Phoronix reported that KDE 5.23 was officially released today.
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Just finished updating to this on my work computer.
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Surprisingly, npreining didn't have this ready already. :D

The last few updates he had them ready on his site before even KDE Neon had them ready.
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Ill wait to see if Feren heads in this direction, but Im pretty happy with the 5.20.5 version Im using on most of my distros.
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Mr. Preining hasn't posted that this is availble yet, but happened to do updates today on the laptop I changed my sources to plasma523, and the packages are at least MOSTLY available now for Debian. I am now running the release version of 5.23 on that Debian install.
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Not a fan. MOST of the desktop effects are gone now, 5.23 is by far the ugliest KDE since back in the 5.6 era...

Edit - they also broke the ability to login to SDDM with a domain ID. Now if you click on "other" to login with a domain id, it only gives you a username field, no password, so you can't login. Have to login at CLI, kill SDDM, and startx to work until that's fixed.
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tlmiller wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:46 pm Not a fan. MOST of the desktop effects are gone now, 5.23 is by far the ugliest KDE since back in the 5.6 era...

Edit - they also broke the ability to login to SDDM with a domain ID. Now if you click on "other" to login with a domain id, it only gives you a username field, no password, so you can't login. Have to login at CLI, kill SDDM, and startx to work until that's fixed.
You did say that the packages were MOSTLY available. Perhaps there are more to come?
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Well, the domain issue is on KDE Neon, not Debian, which was fully finished. The desktop effects are intentional, as per a VERY small bit of the changelog:
Remove Xrender backend. Commit.
Effects: Remove Desktop Cube Animation effect. Commit.
Effects: Remove Desktop Cube effect. Commit.
Effects: Remove Cover Switch effect. Commit.
Effects: Remove Flip Switch effect. Commit.
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Some of the issues Ive encountered with Feren OS apparently were caused by Neon so since they decided to go this route things are not as stable as they use to be.
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Not all that surprised. Neon was never designed for stability, it was designed as a way to show off the latest Plasma desktop in a usable form. And it does succeed marvelously at it's goal. But yeah, if there are issues with the released version of plasma, there are issues with Neon.
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