KDE Plasma Mobile 22.11 Arrives Based on Plasma 5.27, Lots of Improvements and More

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Plasma Mobile is a variant of Plasma for smartphones. It is currently available for Pinephone and postmarketOS compatible devices like OnePlus

Announced the release of the new version of KDE Plasma Mobile 22.11, based on the mobile edition of the Plasma 5 desktop, the KDE Frameworks 5 libraries, the ModemManager phone stack, and the Telepathy communication framework.

The kwin_wayland composite server is used to display graphics in Plasma Mobile and PulseAudio is used for sound processing. Simultaneously, the release of the Plasma Mobile Gear 22.11 mobile application suite has been prepared, which is formed by analogy with the KDE Gear suite.

KDE Plasma Mobile 22.11 Key New Features

In this new version that is presented, the mobile shell pushes the changes prepared in the KDE Plasma 5.27 branch, which will be the last in the KDE Plasma 5.x series, after which work will focus on preparing KDE Plasma 6.

In the dropdown panel quick settings added the ability to open the font selection window sound by clicking the media player indicator while on the home screen (Halcyon), improved performance on low power devices and resolved an issue with performance when scrolling through the list of apps.

Work has been done to improve performance, also added andl support for changing panel orientation in KWin composer, which made it possible to ensure that touch input works correctly on devices with a flip screen (for example, OnePlus 5).

The design of the shutdown menu has been updated, in addition to the shutdown and restart buttons, a button to end the user session has been added, in addition to the fact that changes to the weather forecast applet to unify work on desktop systems (settings dialog has been changed to use a window in desktop mode, scrollbars have been added, places list has been redesigned).

Recorder has been adapted to integrate into the KDE Gear suite, Since the interface was changed to a full screen layout, Changed settings dialog to use a desktop mode window, Simplified recording player interface, Instant recording starts after pressing “record” button, Added support for exporting saved recordings.

En Plasma Dialer, it is possible to change the buttons to answer a call, for example, in addition to traditional buttons, you can use slider buttons or buttons of asymmetrical size. On the screen of incoming calls, the display of the caller ID and the duration of the call is implemented. Added initial support for CI builds with Qt6. The settings section has been moved to new form components.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • In SpaceBar an SMS/MMS sender, you now have a preview of attached images in chat and notifications.
  • Added the ability to send a quick response (tapback).
  • Chat delete confirmation dialog implemented.
  • Discover has improved the output of recommended applications.
  • In Tokodon, a client of the Mastodon decentralized microblogging platform, the settings section has been moved to new form components.
  • Provided automatic cropping and image rotation on the timeline.
  • NeoChat continued to work on supporting end-to-end encryption and transitioning the settings section to new form components.
  • Added a separate section for configuring notifications, and support for configuring work through a proxy has been implemented. Rewritten interface to switch between accounts.
  • Kasts podcast listener now supports streaming and listening to episodes without downloading them first.
  • In the configurator, the operation of the module to configure the mobile network has been adjusted and the behavior in devices without a SIM card has been improved.
  • AudioTube's music player now includes the ability to view lyrics, display album art, and support for filtering recent searches.
  • The interface implements the display of images with rounded corners and offers a new design for the list headers.
  • The actions in each composition are placed in the popup menu.
  • As of the release of KDE Gear 23.04, it was decided to develop mobile versions of KDE applications within the main KDE Gear package, without shipping a separate Plasma Mobile Gear suite.
  • Improved use of the Meta key to display the home screen.
  • In the screen saver, the contrast of the font used to display the clock has been increased.

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