Plasma 5.14.4, Applications 18.08.3 and Frameworks 5.52.0 by KDE now available to all Chakra users

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(Neofytos Kolokotronis) #1

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Hi everyone!

On your next system upgrade you will receive the latest versions of KDE’s Plasma, Applications and Frameworks, together with the regular package updates.

For more details and the full changelogs on KDE’s software releases, you can read the official announcements:

Other noteworthy package updates include:

[core]

  • ffmpeg 4.0.3
  • curl 7.62.0
  • openssl 1.0.2.q
  • apache 2.4.37
  • nginx 1.14.1
  • rust 1.30.1

[lib32]

  • steam 1.0.0.56
  • wine 3.21

[gtk]

  • filezilla 3.38.1

It should be safe to answer yes to any replacement question by the package manager application. If in doubt or if you face another issue in relation to this update, please ask or report it below.

Most of our mirrors take 12-24 hours to synchronize with the central repositories on the origin server. Use the mirror status web page to see when your mirror of choice last synchronized.

Enjoy!


(tomaggio) #2

Hi; all went fine except samba which wants 4.8.7 smbclient but it#s smbclient 4.8.4.
Thansk @all for your hard work.
Tom


(Jeff Huang) #3

Should be fixed now, please wait your mirror synced.


(embrolio) #4

Hi! Thanks for this update.
2 things I noticed:

I’m having the same issue tomaggio refers to, waiting for the mirror to update on that one.

Also, right after the update I started noticing my desktop freezes for a couple of seconds every now and then. Can this be related to the update? Should I wait for the kernel update currently on testing that seems to address this particular issue? (Note that I didn’t have this issue before the update, or at least not so obvious as it is now).

Thanks!


(Hans Tovetjärn) #5

Also, right after the update I started noticing my desktop freezes for a
couple of seconds every now and then. Can this be related to the update?

Sure.

Should I wait for the kernel update currently on testing that seems to
address this particular issue?

The patched kernel may improve performance overall, but I fail to see
any connection between it and this particular issue. Searching for “kde
plasma freezes” on Google returns about 168 000 results for me. I’d
suggest beginning by looking at CPU usage, RAM usage, I/O… It could be
an issue with your hardware too. Have you looked in the journal?


(embrolio) #6

Checking journal I see an error that repeats a lot:

dic 04 09:38:58 brolio-stx kwin_x11[840]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 9 (BadDrawable), sequence: 20068, resource id: 0, major code: 14 (GetGeometry), minor code: 0

Thanks for the assistance @totte, I will google this code to see if I need to modify a setting in my system.


(Hans Tovetjärn) #7

Possibly related:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1384843
https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=133169

I know of many reasons that can cause Plasma to freeze - from the
slideshow wallpaper feature, to the desktop grid feature, to which
compositing backend is used, to CUPS, to Baloo, to kactivitymanager, to
specific issues with Intel or Nvidia or AMD drivers and a specific
version of Xorg.

In addition to what I wrote previously, I’d try disabling the compositor
for a while, as well as switching to a TTY or try pinging the machine
from another on the same network when a freeze happens.


(embrolio) #8

Thanks a lot for taking the time to research. Disabling the compositor seems to have fixed the issue.