Actually, it is something that I do not use, so much so that I have been using Kubuntu for several weeks and had not even realized it. And it is that with the arrival of KDE Frameworks 5.58, Dolphin will start to show when a file was created, something that many users have been waiting for for a long time. In addition to Dolphin, this feature will also reach other KDE applications, one of the most attractive and functional graphical environments that exist in Linux.
This KDE support of showing when a file was created is the result of low-level work that hit the kernel in 2017 with the request of the Statx system by extended file information. Support for Statx has been connected to EXT4, Btrfs, and other file systems so that they can provide information such as the date a file was created as well as just the last time it was modified.
Dolphin and other KDE applications will gain new features
The kernel bits have been in operation for about two years, while the version glibc 2.28 last year introduced a Statx function that ties into this kernel functionality. KDE Frameworks will include this support via Glibc 2.28 onwards for extra information.
This novelty is one of those that was discussed at this week's KDE Space and has been mentioned by developer Nate Graham. They also talked about a patch that fixes a problem with the Nvidia driver running on Qt 5.13 which caused image distortion problems. This problem will be fixed in Plasma 5.16 and it is something that I have been experiencing for the last few months. It's nothing serious, but it does prevent my current Kubuntu experience from being perfect.
Are you excited about the arrival of any of the features described in this post to KDE?