KDE users who prefer stability and are not as interested in “updating for the sake of updating”, just know that 5.23.3 may appear as a stable “point” release, due to the .3 in the version name; however, it introduces new bugs and still contains regressions from recent KDE releases.
The latest KDE iteration has been a train wreck of a disappointment. I am slowly losing my confidence in their developers.
They continue to introduce regressions without any clear rationale for their changes. It’s gotten so bad that now, on their own admission, they are unsure where some of these regressions have been introduced in their code, as they concede they might need to do blanket commit reversals from recent-to-previous versions…
Crippling unexplained slowdowns when using native “K” applications, such as Dolphin, Ark, KRename, etc.
Hanging processes with an unresponsive desktop (that can take minutes and longer to resolve on their own) when doing basic things like copying and moving files from one location to another.
Erratic notifications that either hang indefinitely or spit out dubious messages about “Application unexpectedly terminated” even though the process completely successfully.
The fact that only 75% had a smooth update experience places this latest Stable Update (of which I blame much of it on KDE) as one of the more recent flops. It’s not a jab at Manjaro (as Arch Linux users will experience the same thing.) I place the blame upstream.