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Osteguna, 2021(e)ko urriak 14

Osteguna, 2021(e)ko urriak 14

Duela 25 urte, gaurko egunean, Matthias Ettrich-ek e-posta bat bidali de.comp.os.linux.misc berri-taldera bera lanean ari zen proiektu bati buruz azalpenak emanez. E-posta haren emaitza berri eta zuzenenak (gehi mende laurdeneko esperimentazio, garapen eta berrikuntza etengabeak) KDEren gordetegietan lur hartu berri du.

Oraingo honetan, Plasmak bere itxura berritzen du eta, horma-paper berritu bat bakarrik ez, baizik eta eguneratutako gai batek dakarren aire freskoa ere jasoko duzu: Breeze - Blue Ocean. Breeze gai berriak ez ditu KDE aplikazioak eta tresnak erakargarriagoak egiten bakarrik, erabiltzeko errazago ere egiten ditu, hala mahaigainean, nola telefono eta tabletan ere.

Jakina, itxura ez da Plasma 25AEgandik espero dezakezun gauza bakarra: abiadura gehikuntza, fidagarritasun areagotua eta ezaugarri berriek aplikazio abiarazle, software kudeatzaile, Wayand-en inplementazio, eta Plasmaren beste tresna eta erabilgarritasun gehienetarako bidea aurkitu dute.

Jarraitu irakurtzen Plasma 25AE berriak ospakizun bat merezi izatea egiten duten xehetasun guztiak ezagutzeko:

Itxura

Horma-paper berriaz gain, nabarituko duzun lehenengo gauza gai berria izango da. Breeze — Blue Ocean(e)k Plasmaren itxura hobetzen du eta argiago egiten du zertarako diren. Elkarrizketa-leiho bateko elementu aktiboak, esaterako, «argitu» egiten dira leihoak arreta jasotzen duenean, kontrol-laukiek benetako tik markak erakusten dituzte eta aukera-botoiak bonbillak bezala pizten dira. Kiribiltzeko barrak eta biratze-laukiak handiagoak dira, ukimen-pantailetarako irisgarriagoak eta erabiltzeko errazagoak eginez, baina diseinatzeko eragatik itxura dotorea mantentzen dute mahaigainean eta magaleko makinetan.

Beste gauza batzuen artean, distira eta estiloa gehitzeko balio duten xehetasun batzuk gehiago. Adibidez, aplikazio bat abiaraztean edo prozesu bat burutzeko itxoitean, ataza bukatu bitartean biraka dabilen engranaje bat ikusiko duzu; mahaigaineko trepetek, orain, atzealde gandutsu bat dute eta nabarmentzeko efektu bat hartzen dute panelera gerturatzen dituzunean.

Horrelako xehetasun sotilek, mahaigainaren itxura hobetzeaz gain, ia subliminala den itzulerako informazioa ematen dizute, aktibo zer dagoen eta zer ez eta Plasma mahaigaineko elementuek zurekin eta haien artean nola elkarreraginen duten zeharka iradokiz.

Sistemako ezarpenak

… Eta, Plasmaren itxura berriari buruz ari garela, Sistema-ezarpenetako gauza berriei buruz hitz egin behar dugu. Gai orokorra > Koloreak barruan, mahaigaina nabarmentzeko koloreak hautatzeko aukera berri bat aurkituko duzu. Nabarmentzeko koloreak goitibeherako menuetan eta zerrendetan nabarmendutako elementuen koloreak dira, panelean hautatutako aplikazioen ikonoetako atzealdea, aurrerapen barretako barra bera, egiaztapen-laukien eta aukera-botoien atzealdeak, eta abar.

Kolore antolaera bateko nabarmentzeko kolorea gainezarri

Now say that, instead of the cool blue of Plasma’s default color scheme, you are feeling fabulous and want a hot pink for all those things: that is actually the first choice in the list. Or maybe you want like a certain chameleon-based distro and an intense green is your thing? You can do that too. To make sure your colors match those of the overall theme, just click on the From current color scheme and things will go back to what they were.

Talking of walking stuff back, changing the monitor resolution can lead to an unusable desktop. That’s why now you get a countdown: under System Settings > Display and Monitor > Display Configuration , once you pick a resolution and press the Apply button, a dialog window with the countdown will pop up. If after 30 seconds you haven’t clicked the Keep button (say, because your desktop has become inaccessible) the system will revert to the original, safe resolution. And this is just one of the ways of protecting you against accidental configuration mishaps.

Because keeping your system operational and safe is one of our main concerns. That is why we always advise you when you are going to share data you may not be aware of. Take, for example, Night Color: one of the things you can do is use geolocation to synchronize the color temperature of your screen with the periods of day and night of where you live. The Night Color page in your System Settings will tell you when sharing your location with a third party’s service that provides the times of sunrise and sundown in your area, and will also tell you who said the third party is. Likewise, the Feedback page now will show you a history of data that you have chosen to send to KDE. Note that Feedback will always be set to off by default. You have to explicitly and consciously switch it on before any data leaves your machine.

Another thing you will want to keep an eye on is your Bluetooth adapter. That is why you can set its status on login. Your options are Enable Bluetooth, Disable Bluetooth and Remember previous status.

If finding all the options you need seems daunting, don’t fear! We have made things easier by adding many keywords to improve searches. Just type in what you are looking for in the Search box and System Settings will provide you with all the related options.

Kickoff

Of course, once you are done configuring, you will actually want to reach your apps. You can do that through Kickoff, the application launcher that, in a default Plasma layout, lives in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. Kickoff was already given a massive overhaul a few versions ago, but again we have rewritten large parts of the code to make it faster and easier to use.

And we added new options, of course. For example, now you can make Kickoff stay open on the screen with the new pin button located in the upper right-hand corner. By clicking on the Configure Application Launcher button to the left of the pin, you can choose whether to use a list or a grid for the apps views and configure the power/session action buttons.

Kickoff ere ukimenarekiko lagunkoiagoa egin dugu, ukimen-pantaila batean hatzarekin sakatu-eta-eusten baduzu, Kickoff-en testuinguru-menua azaleratuko da.

Sistemaren erretilua

unean-konektatuta dagoen sareari buruzko xehetasunak

You will find the System Tray, on a default Plasma desktop layout, on the right-hand side of the bottom panel bar. The System Tray is important because it contains things you would typically want to keep an eye on, like notifications, the sound volume, the network status, etc. As the System Tray is a vital and (literally) iconic part of the Plasma desktop for many users, care has been taken to improve its usability and that of the widgets it contains.

One widget you can access is the Clipboard, the place stuff you copy goes and where applications get the things when you paste them somewhere else. The Clipboard has been improved in several ways, for example, it now remembers 20 items by default and ignores selections that you did not explicitly copy. This gives you more to pick from when copying, while at the same time decluttering the list by removing snippets you may have accidentally or absentmindedly highlighted while working with Plasma. To further help you keep things tidy, you can also remove selected items from the clipboard’s popup by pressing the [Delete] key on the keyboard. Talking of copying and pasting, you can now easily copy text from notifications with the Ctrl + C keyboard shortcut.

Euskarri jotzaile aplikaziotxoa

A new thing in the Audio Volume applet is that it now distinguishes between applications that are currently playing or recording audio and the Media Player widget always displays the album art and its blurred background at the same time of any song that is playing. We also added an easy way to switch power profiles from the Battery and Brightness widget. You can choose between “power-saver”, “balanced” and “performance”.

As for the network widget, Plasma now shows more details about the currently-connected network, and you can fine-tune the manual speed setting for wired Ethernet connections. The applet also supports additional authentication settings/protocols/requirements for OpenVPN connections and allows you to disable IPv6.

Wayland

Plasma Wayland pean osorik funtzionala egitea lehentasuna da KDE komunitatearentzat. Wayland, Plasma garatzaileei mahaigainerako askoz gehiago egiten utziko dion protokolo bat da, errendimendua hobetzea, egonkortasuna handiagotzea eta funtzionaltasunak gauzatzea, horien artean ukimen-pantailak dituzten gailuek behar dituzten horiek.

Argitalpen honetan, aplikazioak abiaraztean, kurtsoreak orain, animatutako erakusgarri bat erakusten du eta gailu mugikorretako pantaila biratzeko animazio berria gehitu dugu, telefono, tableta eta magaleko/tableta ordenagailu hibridoen gisako gailu eramangarrietarako. Horrekin lotuta, Wayland-en tableta moduan sartzean Sistemako erretiluko ikonoak handitzen ditu. Sistemako erretiluak jakinaraziko dizu zerbaitek pantaila grabatzen duenean eta hura bertan behera uzten utziko dizu.

Mahaigainerako eta aplikazioetarako Wayland euskarri osora iritsi bitartean, XWayland erdibideko protokoloari ere euskarria ematen diogu eta, Plasma 25. UEan, orain, erdiko-klika erabil dezakezu itsasteko, eta gauzak arrastatu eta jaregin ditzakezu jatorrizko Wayland eta XWayland aplikazioen artean.

Beste eguneratze batzuk

  • Discover, Plasmaren aplikazio gunea, orain, azkarrago zamatu eta gardenagoa da, deskribapen osoa irakurri behar izan gabe, instalatzeko botoian bertan erakusten bai dizu programak nondik instalatzen ari zaren.
  • Monitore bat baino gehiago baduzu, zorionekoa zu, orain, pantaila anitzeko antolaerek X11 eta Wayland saioen artean bere horretan diraute.
  • Zerbait okertzen bada, DrKonqi, era errazean iruzkinak guri bidaltzen uzten dizun aplikazioak, orain, ohartarazten dizu aplikazio bat mantentze-lanik ez duenean.
  • Leihoak alferrikako botoiek sortzen duten nahaspilatik gehiago librazeko ahaleginean, titulu-barrako galdera-ikur botoia, era lehenetsian, ezkutuan dago elkarrizketa-koadroetan eta Sistema Ezarpenetan.
  • Lagungarriak ez diren osagaiak kentzeko gaiarekin jarraituz, saio-haste automatikoa ez duten, pasahitzik gabeko kontuek, orain, saio-hasteko botoi xume bat erakusten dute pasahitzerako testu eremurik gabe, zertarako beharko luke?
  • Eta, beti bezala, egonkortasun orokorra hobetu dugu zure sistema kraskatu edo zintzilik utz dezaketen akats iheskorrenak ere ehizatuz.

… Eta oraindik askoz gehiago dago. Aldaketa zerrenda osoa ikusi nahi bazenu, behatu Plasma - 25. Urteurreneko Edizioaren aldaketen egunkaria.

Osteguna, 2021(e)ko irailak 16

Osteguna, 2021(e)ko irailak 16

Plasma - 25. Urteurreneko Edizioaren Beta argitalpena da hau. Azken erabiltzaileek Plasmaren hurrengo bertsioarekin izan daitekeen esperientziarik onena izango dutela ziurtatzeko, KDEk gaur, softwarearen bertsio hau argitaratzen du. Ausartenak hura probatu eta arazoak jakinaraztera animatzen ditugu, urriak 12rako programatuta dagoen azken argitalpena baino lehen garatzaileek zimurrak lisatu ahal ditzaten.

Plamaren 25. Urteurreneko Edizioa aurrerapauso bat da mahaigain funtzionalago eta erabilgarriago baten bila. Plasmaren abiadura eta egonkortasuna hobetu ditugu, eta, aldi berean, mahaigainean eta ukimenerako prestatutako gailuetan erabilera errazten duten aldaketak egin ditugu.

ERANTZUKIZUNAREN DESKARGUA: Beta softwarea da hau eta probetarako argitaratzen da. Gomendatzen zaizu Plasmaren 25. Urteurreneko Edizioaren Beta, ekoizpen-ingurune batean edo zure eguneroko mahaigain gisa EZ erabiltzea. Plasmaren 25. Urteurreneko Edizioaren Beta instalatzen baduzu, zure ordenagailuaren eguneroko jardueran trabak sor ditzaketen akatsak aurkitu (eta sortzaileei jakinarazteko) prest egon behar duzu.

Hauek dira Plasma 25. Urteurreneko Edizioaren Betako aldaketarik aipagarrienak:

Breeze

Zenbait hobekuntza egin dizkiogu Breeze gaiari Plasma erabiltzea are atseginagoa egiteko:

  • Breeze-k orain, birdiseinatutako botoiak, menuko elementuak, egiaztapen-laukiak, aukera-botoiak, graduatzaileak, kiribiltzeko barrak eta biratze-koadroak ditu
  • Kiribiltzeko barrak eta biratze-koadroak handiagoak dira eta ukituz erabiltzeko errazagoak
  • Zamatze engranaje birakari bat gehitu dugu Plasman eta KDE aplikazioetan
  • Irekitako trepetek panelaren ertza ukitzen dutenerako nabarmentze efektu bat dago
  • Mahaigaineko ikonoek, orain, atzealde gandutsua dute

Kickoff

Sistema-begiralearen logoa
Kickoff, gure aplikazio abiarazleak, oraingo honetan hobekuntza asko ditu:

  • Kodeak berrikuspen erraldoia jaso du
  • Akats kopuru itzela konpondu da
  • Errendimendua eta irisgarritasuna hobetu ditu
  • Orain, aplikazio guztien ikuspegian zerrenda edo sareta erabili nahi duzun aukera dezakezu
  • Orain, orratz botoi berriarekin, Kickoff pantailan egonarazi dezakezu
  • Hatza sakatuta mantentzeak, orain, testuinguru-menua irekitzen du
  • Orain, energia/saio ekintza botoiak konfigura ditzakezu

Beste trepeta batzuk

unean-konektatuta dagoen sareari buruzko xehetasunak
  • Tableta modura sartzeak Sistemako Erretiluko ikonoak handitzen ditu, Plasma ukimen pantailetan erabiltzeko errazagoa eginez
  • Jakinarazpenetako testua erraz kopia dezakezu orain, teklatuko Ktrl+C lasterbidea erabiliz
  • Menu Orokorra aplikaziotxoak “menu tankera” handiagoko itxura lortu du
  • Energia profilak aldatzeko era erraz bat gehitu dugu. «Energia aurrezpena», «orekatua» eta «errendimendua» artean hauta dezakezu
  • Orain, kable bidezko Ethernet konexioetarako eskuzko abiadura ezarpena doitu daiteke eta IPv6 desgaitu daiteke
  • Plasmak, orain, unean konektatuta dagoen sareari buruzko xehetasun gehiago erakusten ditu
  • Sistema-begiraleak eta sentsore trepetek, orain, zamaren batezbestekoa azaldu dezakete
  • Era lehenetsian, arbelak, orain, 20 elementu oroitzen ditu eta berariaz kopiatu ez dituzun hautapenei ezikusi egiten die
  • Audioaren Bolumen aplikaziotxoak, orain, une bakoitzean audioa jotzen edo grabatzen ari diren aplikazioak bereizten ditu
  • Orain, Arbeleko aplikaziotxoaren laster-leihoan hautatutako elementuak ezabatu daitezke teklatuko Ezabatu tekla sakatuz

Sistemako ezarpenak

Sistema-ezarpenak

Sistemako Ezarpenek ere eransketa eta hobekuntza asko jaso dituzte:

  • Orain, Koloreak orrian, kolore-antolaera bateko nabarmentzeko kolorea gainezar dezakezu
  • Erreakzioen orriak, orain, KDEra bidaltzea erabakitzen duzun datuen historia erakusten dizu
  • Saio-hastean zure Bluetooth egokitzailearen egoera ezar dezakezu. Aukera erabilgarriak «piztuta», «itzalita» eta «gogoratu» dira
  • Saio-hasteko pantailaren sinkronizatzeko ezaugarriak, orain, zure pantailaren antolamendua sinkronizatzen du
  • Pantailako ezarpenek, orain, tenporizadore bat erakusten du, nahi gabekoak izan daitezkeen aldaketak lehengoratzeko
  • Pantaila freskatzeko emari-zerrendak sailkatu ditugu
  • Gaueko kolorea orriak, orain, beste norbaiten zerbitzua erabiliz geo-kokapena eragingo duen ekintza bat gauzatzera zoazenean, esan egingo dizu
  • Errazagoa da, orain, Sistema Ezarpenetan aukerak bilatzea. Bilaketa hobetzeko gako-hitz asko gehitu ditugu
Kolore antolaera bateko nabarmentzeko kolorea gainezarri

Discover

Discover
Discover, gure aplikazio gunea, bertsio honetan azkarragoa eta gardenagoa da:

  • Discover azkarrago zamatuko du
  • Aplikazioa instalatzeko botoiak, orain, sorburuaren izena esaten dizu

Wayland

Argitalpen honetan Wayland saioari hobekuntza asko egin dizkiogu:

  • Pantaila biratzeko animazio berri bat dago
  • Sistemako Erretiluak, zerbait pantaila grabatzen ari denean jakinaraziko dizu eta hura bertan behera uzteko aukera ere emango dizu
  • Ukimen-saguko keinuak erabiltzea inoiz baino asegarriagoa izango da. Orain, keinuen denbora errealeko animazioak zure hatzei jarraitzen die
  • Wayland eta XWayland jatorriko aplikazioen artean, orain, saguaren erdiko klik erabiliz itsats dezakezu
  • Wayland eta XWayland jatorriko aplikazioen artean, orain, gauzak arrastatu eta jaregin ditzakezu
  • Plasma Wayland saioan, orain, Intel GPU gidariaren RGB igorpen ezarpenak doitu daitezke
  • Orain, alegiazko makina batean exekutatzean, pantailaren bereizpena alda daiteke
  • Alegiazko mahaigainak, orain, jarduera bakoitzaren arabera oroitzen dira
  • Ataza-kudeatzaileak, orain, aplikazioen ikonoetan lekukotza itzultzen du aplikazioak abiarazteko haietan klik egiten duzunean
  • Kurtsoreak, orain, ikono animatuen bidez aplikazioak abiarazi izanaren lekukotza itzultzen du

Bestelakoak

Euskarri jotzaile aplikaziotxoa
  • «Aurkeztu leihoak» efektua berridatzi da
  • Pantaila anitzeko antolaerak, X11 eta Wayland saioen artean, orain, bere horretan diraute
  • Kraskadura/etendura anitz konpondu dira
  • DrKonqi, akatsen berri emateko gure aplikazioak, ohartarazten dizu aplikazio batek mantentze-lanik ez duenean
  • Titulu-barrako galdera-ikur botoia, era lehenetsian, ezkutuan dago elkarrizketa-koadroetan eta Sistema-ezarpenetan
  • Aurrerantzean leihoak ez dira garden bihurtuko mugitzen edo atxikitzen direnean
  • Saio-haste automatikorik ez duten pasahitzik gabeko kontuek, orain, saio-hasteko botoi xume bat erakusten dute
  • Euskarriak Jotzeko trepetak, orain, beti azaltzen du aldi berean, albumaren artea eta haren atzealde gandutsua
  • Sareetako aplikaziotxoak, orain, OpenVPN konexioetarako autentifikazio ezarpen/protokolo/eskakizun gehiago onartzen ditu

Gehiago jakiteko, behatu ezazu Plasma 5.23 Betaren aldaketen egunkari osoa.

Asteartea, 2021(e)ko abuztuak 31

Asteartea, 2021(e)ko abuztuak 31. Gaur KDEk, KDE Plasma 5(a)ren akatsak konpontzeko eguneratze bat argitaratzen du, 5.22.5 bertsio duna.

Argitalpen honek KDE kolaboratzaileen hilabeteko itzulpen berriak eta akats-konponketak gehitzen ditu. Akats konponketak txikiak baina garrantzitsuak izan ohi dira eta haien artean daude:

  • KDE GTK Config: Ziurtatu GSettings aldaketak benetan baliozkotzeaz. Commit.
  • KSystemStats: Konpondu IPV6 helbideen erabilera. Commit. #436296 akatsa konpontzen du.
  • [applets/digitalclock] Utzi ordu-gune luzeen zerrenda kiribiltzen. Commit. Fixes bug #439147
Ikusi aldaketen egunkari osoa

Asteartea, 2021(e)ko ekainak 8

Plasma 5.22 is here, and it is more reliable and stable than ever. By cleaning up and refactoring code in the background, the Plasma desktop gives you greater responsiveness and performance, helping you become even more productive without hiccups or surprises. Enjoy a smoother experience with KDE’s Plasma 5.22 desktop.

Plasma 5.22 has become more pleasurable to use through improvements to the design and greater smoothness and consistency in transparencies, blurs, icons, and animations. Moving things to accessible locations, offering hints and visual cues, and creating new settings allows you to customize your work environment to make it fit perfectly to your needs. Following the true KDE spirit, the push for a more stable and attractive desktop does not mean you have to renounce control over how you want it to look or behave. Plasma 5.22, as always, packs all the flexibility and tools for customization you have come to expect and love, and some more to boot.

Meanwhile, the push to move Plasma in its entirety to Wayland (the display protocol of the future) continues in full swing. So much so that popular distros are starting to ship Plasma with Wayland by default. By using Wayland behind the scenes, Plasma is able to include features and bug fixes not possible to implement on X11, offering you a better experience and more stability.

Want to know more? Read on to find out what to look forward to in Plasma 5.22:

General Eye Candy & Usability

Developers continue to work on the aesthetics to make using Plasma more pleasurable with every new version. This time around, the big new feature is Adaptive Transparency: This means the panel and panel widgets will usually be pleasantly translucent, but will become entirely opaque if there are any maximized windows, to avoid any visual distractions when you need to focus. You can also make your panel always translucent or always opaque if you want.

Adaptive Transparency

It is this kind of attention to detail that makes Plasma a pleasure to use. Take what happens when you hover over an app’s icon in the Task Manager in the panel: a tooltip will appear showing you previews of all the windows that the app has open. This is not new, but now, when you move your cursor over the preview, the window itself will show up in the main work area, giving you a full-sized view of what it contains. As with most things Plasma, you can switch this option off if you find it unhelpful.

We gradually improve the applications which ship with Plasma too, and have transitioned to Plasma System Monitor from the older KSysguard as the default system monitoring app. Now you can keep an eye on what’s going on with your apps in the brand new Application view, and more easily customize the app to show anything you want. Likewise, applet and widgets get tweaks and improvements all the time, the Sticky Notes widget, that now allows you to change the size of the text they show.

And the push to the window system of the future continues: developers have hugely improved Wayland support in general, and the Plasma Wayland session now supports Activities: a classic feature unique to the Plasma desktop that allows you to have completely different environments for different aspects of your computing life. Activities let you separate your day job environment from your side-gig as a vlogger and podcaster, and from your leisure time, when you just want to relax and watch a movie or chat with friends. In a similar vein, the Global Menu applet now lets you search through menu items on Wayland.

Sistemako ezarpenak

The System Settings application is the place where you tailor Plasma to your needs. New in Plasma 5.22, System Settings opens up on a speed dial page that gives you direct access to the most commonly used settings, as well as to the ones you have accessed most. It also shows a link to where you can change the wallpaper and another for more tweaks of the overall look of Plasma.

Offline updates (which ask you to reboot and are then applied while the system is starting) are excellent for when an update could potentially interfere with a running application. That said, some users find them annoying, so System Settings now offers an option to disable them – or enable them if you are running a distro that has decided to leave them off by default. Open System Settings and navigate to the Software Update page to adjust this service to your liking.

Finally, developers and designers have been hard at work improving the accessibility and keyboard navigability of the settings to make it easier for everyone to make their way around the many options available.

Sistemaren erretilua

Widgets in the System Tray (usually located down in the right-hand corner of the panel) are much more consistent in appearance and are also more useful. Plasma 5.22 introduces a re-designed Digital Clock that not only improves its looks, but also gives you the option of having the date below the time or having it to one side, on the same line, making it easier to read. A related improvement is that the look of the calendar that pops up when you click on the clock has been overhauled, and is now more functional and gives you more information in the same space, while at the same time making it easier on the eyes.

Another upgrade is that you can now select the audio devices' profiles directly from the Audio Volume widget in System Tray. This means, you can switch the audio output from the internal loudspeakers to, say, your TV via HDMI in just three clicks and without having to go through the audio configuration dialog. Just click on the hamburger menu beside the device you want to change and pick Profiles… from the drop down menu.

The Clipboard, where all your copied stuff goes, has become easier to use, as you can now see all its contents by simply pressing Meta [Windows Key] +V.

KRunner

KRunner is Plasma’s mini command-line launcher you activate by pressing [Alt] + [Space]. You can use KRunner to start applications, open web pages, access bookmarks, search through your desktop data, calculate equations, and much more.

KRunner can now show several lines of text rather than one single line. That means, for example, that you can now easily read long dictionary definitions conveniently (type “define” + a word to make KRunner show a dictionary definition). Also, KRunner no longer returns confusing duplicate search results, so when you search for “Firefox”, KRunner now shows just one result and not several for the desktop app, command line app, panel shortcut, and so on.

Jakinarazpenak

From incoming messages to hardware events, Plasma’s Notification widget keeps you informed of all things happening on your desktop by showing little pop-up messages.

In Plasma 5.22’s Wayland session, the Notification widget becomes smart and gets out of your way when you don’t want it to interrupt you: If you are sharing or recording your screen for an online presentation, class, or video, the Notification widget will automatically enter “Do Not Disturb” mode and suspend intrusive pop-up notifications until you are done.

It can also inform you when a download from the Internet has been blocked because you need to tell the browser to start or continue with the download. What’s more, when the download is done, the Notification widget can figure out and show you which app will open the file.

KWin eta grafikoak

KWin is the window management software in the background that makes Plasma work. It controls everything from transparencies and effects to the shape and size of the screen. Speaking of which, from Plasma 5.22 onwards, KWin supports variable refresh rate/FreeSync screens on Wayland. This means that if you have more than one screen and each of them has a different refresh rate, you can configure each one individually so video playback and games will look perfect regardless of which one they are displayed on.

Another thing that contributes to a good video experience in Wayland is that KWin can now set a screen’s overscan value. This ensures that none of the images will be cut off outside the borders of the screen, and can also be used to remove black borders around the edges. This is useful if you want to play a movie on a TV, for example.

Other KWin Wayland improvements include the Present Windows effect (showing all the open windows when you move the cursor to the upper left-hand corner of the screen) working across the board exactly as on X11. You can now maximize windows vertically and/or horizontally. You can plug in an external graphics card and KWin will pick it up and configure it on the fly–no need to restart Plasma. And performance is now improved thanks to supporting direct scan-out for full-screen windows (only on non-NVIDIA GPUs for now). The increase in performance happens because KWin now avoids unnecessary copies of the screen contents when there is a game or application running full-screen. By not having to copy the screen over and over, playback runs faster.

Finally–and this works on Wayland and X11–if you have more than one screen, new windows open on the screen where your cursor is located.

If you would like to learn more, check out the full changelog for Plasma 5.22.