KDE Gear 24.05.2 Update Rolls Out with Essential Bug Fixes

KDE Gear 24.05.2 apps collection improves user experience with fixes for memory leaks, file access issues, and more.

KDE Gear, a comprehensive suite of applications developed by the KDE project, has launched its latest iteration, Gear 24.05.2. It includes a range of tools, from file managers to video editors, integrated into the Plasma desktop environment. Here’s what’s new.

KDE Gear 24.05.2 Highlights

The latest KDE Gear release addresses several critical bugs across its suite of applications:

  • KDE PIM Runtime has fixed a memory leak in its Exchange Web Services resource, ensuring more robust performance for enterprise users.
  • KIO GDrive, a tool for integrating Google Drive into KDE environments, resolved an issue where folders were incorrectly reported as non-existent.
  • Partition Manager, KDE’s disk partitioning utility, received a patch for a crash triggered by removing mount points, enhancing its reliability during disk operations.

Moreover, updates to AudioTube, KDE’s mobile-friendly media application, include fixed item widths and layout improvements on mobile devices, which cater to the growing number of users on portable platforms.

On the multimedia and file management improvements side, the more important thing to note is:

  • Filelight and Spectacle have introduced new features to better handle app packaging and metadata preservation.
  • Kdenlive, KDE’s video editing software, tackled issues related to guide categories and aspect ratio changes during rendering, which is crucial for professional video production workflows.
  • Elisa music player restored mouse wheel scrolling for lyrics, a small but significant usability improvement.

But there is more! Akonadi Calendar now properly notifies users about the initial calendar loading, and the Angelfish browser received a patch for its icon caching issues.

Most of the KDE Gear 24.05.2’s apps will soon be available on Flathub and Snap Store. Additionally, rolling release distributions can expect the app collection in their respective distro’s repositories in the coming days and weeks.

In light of this, developers and package maintainers are advised to promptly update their distributions and applications to incorporate these fixes.

For more information on all novelties, visit the release announcement or check out the full changelog.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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