Plasma 5.13 beta is out!

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Thursday, 17 May 2018. Today KDE unveils a beta release of Plasma 5.13.

Members of the Plasma team have been working hard to continue making Plasma a lightweight and responsive desktop which loads and runs quickly, but remains full-featured with a polished look and feel. We have spent the last four months optimising startup and minimising memory usage, yielding faster time-to-desktop, better runtime performance and less memory consumption. Basic features like panel popups were optimised to make sure they run smoothly even on the lowest-end hardware. Our design teams have not rested either, producing beautiful new integrated lock and login screen graphics.

New in Plasma 5.13

  • Plasma Browser Integration.
  • System Settings Redesigns.
  • New Look for Lock and Login Screens.
  • A tech preview of GTK global menu integration.
  • Redesigned Media Player Widget.
  • The Mouse System Settings page has been rewritten for libinput support on X and Wayland.
  • A new dialog pops up when you first plug in an external monitor so you can easily configure how it should be positioned.
  • ...


As usual, great stuff! =)

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counting the days for the final release.... :-)

João Patrício at 2018-05-24T10:13:11Z