KDE blocks the ability to install GNOME icon themes

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nate graham, a QA developer for the KDE project, recently shared a blog post in which presents a report on the preparations for the upcoming KDE Plasma 6.1 release.

In the publication titled «Looking towards Plasma 6.1" mentions that the development team worked hard to add various changes to the code base on which the 6.0.5 update will be built, among whichThere is one that attracts attention of many, because with the implementation of that change the configurator will no longer allow you to select the Adwaita or High Contrast icon themes of GNOME as system themes.

It is mentioned that the reason This change is because even though these themes meet FreeDesktop requirements, They are no longer designed for use in the case of KDE, and when installing them, problems arise. When selecting the GNOME icon theme in KDE, many icons do not display correctly or are replaced by generic icons on corrupted files.

Another change mentioned in the report is limiting the maximum size of widgets to avoid disproportionate growth in the panels in Kickoff (the app launcher) and Kicker (the app menu).

In addition to that, Fixed issues such as KWin crashing in Wayland-based environments, which occurred when trying to open a socket to XWayland, as well as now the active screen for KWin is determined considering the "last user interaction".

En Kate, adjusted the logic to compile a list of recently used files, since now to be in the list and consider a file as recent, not only when it has been opened, but also when saving or closing it, preventing some files from not appearing in the recent list

The “Wallpapers” selector has been integrated into the frames and has been adapted to the new style of the configurator pages. Additionally, the notification system includes a new Cancel button icon and trims long headers to content in the center instead of the left side.

As well Updated interface when changing global themes and changing power consumption profile via powerprofilesctl, displaying the new information immediately in the “Power & Battery” widget.

Of the other changes that stand out in the report:

  • Removed frames from background selector views to align with the style of other settings pages in Plasma
  • Fixed Plasma crashing when trying to change the set of favorite apps through Kickoff, Kicker, and other similar menus.
  • On X11, forcing tablet mode when using a multi-display setup with global scaling no longer causes one of the displays to scale everything incorrectly
  • Gwenview: Fixed issue that prevented opening large images in Qt 6 version
  • System Tray with Qt 6.7: Resolved incorrect resizing of the System Tray popup and crashes when displaying GPU sensors
  • KWin AMD GPU Driver: Implemented a workaround for an AMD GPU driver bug that will reduce visual anomalies
  • Kirigami: Fixed visual errors in UI elements when using light/dark color combinations
  • Security: Security improvements have been implemented to the bug reporting system based on recommendations from the SUSE security team
  • Automation: Added automated tests to ensure correct mounting of different types of file systems
  • More audio and video files now have appropriate icons, and when no suitable format-specific icon is found, the system will no longer fall back to an inappropriate symbolic speaker or filmstrip icon
  • Fixed an extremely rare issue that could be triggered when opening any window in IntelliJ IDE applications and caused other Plasma windows and panels to become transparent on click.

Finally, if you are interested in being able to know more about it, you can consult the details in the following link Last but not least, it is worth mentioning that the Plasma 6.1 release is expected on June 18, along with the maintenance release 6.0.5 expected on May 21.

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