I know yours was just a rant, but just like you are asking to keep plasma at 5.24, a lot of people on this forum were asking for 5.25. ultimately it boils down to the fact that Manjaro is generally speaking, a rolling distro that moves to the latest versions of packages. Some packages might be held for a bit, but ultimately the update will happen.
For what it’s worth, I’m not saying you’re wrong or unjustified. I also do think a feature freeze for two versions of plasma would be great. I’m simply explaining that there is another crowd that really wanted the update
I do it from a terminal myself, but am to cautious to update right now, due to Plasma. But I think I’ll be OK for now, but I’m still gathering intel…I learned a long time ago not to blindly do updates.
Amongst others, no doubt. But, hey, as far as I’m concerned my current “issue” isn’t really an issue(as in a deal breaker) insomuch as it’s little more than a niggle…and no doubt there’ll be a fix relatively quickly
OK I did that config change, cleared the cache and refreshed the updates list, I’m still seeing a bunch of updates that will go through if I hit Apply, such as: kdecoration 5.24.6-1 → 5.25.5-1, kwin 5.24.6-1 → 5.25.5-1
Will that cause issues if I go through with that? Or are those “independent” binaries
Well, there’s a reason why testing branch and unstable branch exist, they can just switch to those branches if they really want those new features. They have the choice to do it.
However, as we’ve seen, Plasma 5.25 update is not working for everyone, and there’s already a plenty of people having issues with this Plasma version. Some even went as far as: “Pls hold Plasma back at 5.24. 5.25 is buggy, blah blah”
This is a common problem people are having (including me). I read somewhere on reddit that the issue is the global menu widget. If you remove it, you can add widgets again. If you add the global menu widget again, the problem reocurrs. I haven’t personally verified this.
I don’t know what exactly you folks did (and other folks in kernel, KDE, and other software teams), but my long-standing laptop issues with 5.16+ kernel hanging on boot and brightness / screen locking are finally gone, and it’s such a breather