KDE Plasma 5.17.4 Desktop Environment Released with Nearly 50 Fixes

Coming only three weeks after the previous release, KDE Plasma 5.17.4 is here as yet another maintenance update that addresses a bunch of issues or adds minor changes to improve the overall KDE Plasma experience for users who updated to the latest  KDE Plasma 5.17 desktop environment series. This bugfix release adds a total of 49 changes that can be viewed in detail here.

“Today KDE releases a Bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.17.4. Plasma 5.17 was released in October 2019 with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important,” reads today’s announcement. KDE Plasma 5.17.5 scheduled for release on January 7, 2020

Highlights of KDE Plasma 5.17.4 include better compilation support with Qt 5.14, removal of deprecated API in KWindowSystem, fix for broken multimedia control on lock screen, the ability for the Folder view to use the selected text color for selected items in full representation, improved default layout for Workspace KCM, several Weather applet improvements, and new DesktopEntry for notifyrc, and disabled system info test on systems without uname in Dr Konqi.

All users are urged to update their installations as soon as possible to the KDE Plasma 5.17.4 point release, which will soon be available from the stable software repositories of your favourite GNU/Linux distributions. The next and last maintenance update in the KDE Plasma 5.17 desktop environment series will be KDE Plasma 5.17.5, due for release on January 7, 2020.

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