What would the Manjaro Community dream about KDE?



precisely if we use a plasma LTS v5.12 with a QT LTS 5.12
I may not be able to update some QT programs unless with a plasma LTS 5.12 I can still update QT with another version LTS? I have doubts…
for 2 years, if i want use a program qt 5.13, i can’t
not exist LTS version for virtualbox, vlc …


You wouldn’t neccesarily need to maintain Qt LTS just to have a Plasma LTS release, but it still shouldn’t effect you in the way you think.

Qt uses a major.minor.patch versioning, there is no need.

  1. Major releases may break backwards binary and source compatibility, although source compatibility may be maintained.
    (Qt 5.x.x --> Qt 6.x.x)

  2. Minor releases are backwards binary and source compatible.
    (Qt 5.12.x --> Qt 5.13.x)

  3. Patch releases are both backwards and forwards binary and source compatible.
    (Qt 5.13.0 --> Qt 5.13.1)


I’m sending you a PM now with a hack and slash of AdaptaBreath (desktop theme and colors)

…aw hell, if anyone wants to try a thrown together (dark and light varient) AdaptaBreath for KDE:
…remember it is a work in progress. readme has simple instructions.

(didnt do any of the extras like on my personal … theres still rounded corners and shadows, etc)

Kvantum support now added - new link.

Is it just me or KDE Plasma lacks modern themes?

Oh yes, that would be brilliant… yes please :slight_smile:

Blech, wash your mouth out with soap.

Hmm, that sounds vaguely familiar… could you pls explain what that is? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Alternative hypothesis: You are perfectly fine, & it’s Real Life that is defective.


Just yesterday, I re-installed KDE minimal by Manjaro Architect and I really like it.
It’s also my bfirst encounter with Falcon (qupzilla).
If I want a new tend in Plsma, I should ask KDE team, not Manjaro.

  • I wish I had widghets always on top.
  • I wish I could contain act buttons on the tab bar as in Chromium for other browsers.
  • I think Manjaro Architect is the best solution and minimal version is a must for all DEs…


What is in KDE minimal and what not? What would I miss when I would install the minimal version?
Nevermind, I found this: Manjaro KDE-minimal 17.1.8


I just know about KDE:
Falcon instead of FireFox
No music player, but only VLC
MS Office online instead of Libre Office
No graphic tool, just Gwenview
Actually a lean version, then you can install whatever you need.


Please no Discover! :stuck_out_tongue:


My biggest wish would be that plasma updates won’t freeze the stable branch for weeks again.


What do you mean by freeze?

If you mean how often it’s updated, then I welcome longer periods between updates, excluding security updates that is. Personally, I’d be happy with a once a month update schedule for the stable branch. When updates come in too quick, it’s more likely for something to be overlooked like dependency mismatches, etc. that could potentially causes major issues.


Now pamac is splitted with a GTK GUI and two dbus daemons. All the work is done by the dbus daemon and the GTK interface is just sending request to the dbus daemon and display infos.
A QT interface could be more easily written now if it uses the dbus daemons.
The bad news is that I have no experience in QT, QML and a little one in C++ but, if someone with the right skills want to work on it, I will good him/her all the help I can.


I mean that KDE/Qt feature updates often blocks all updates that would go to stable and thats really annoying for many of us when there are 3 weeks (or more) no updates and then a 1-2GiB update.

a weekly - bi-weekly schedule would be great to have

Thats why we have arch-testing, arch, unstable and testing before stable. Every update is a risk, but that one group of software blocks all updates for weeks is something we should not have.
I’m completely fine with not shipping KDE / Qt when there are known bugs in it, but for people who dont even have Qt installed, there isnt a reason to get updates. it’s how manjaro is made that holds back packages at this point. But since this topic is about “dreams”… :wink:


KDE is not the only thing that holds up updates, I know that gnome and gtk have on occasion.

I know that is what testing is for, but things still slip through from time to time, especially if the issue came from upstream arch to begin with.

Weekly and/or Bi-weekly is still way too often for me.
I’d rather see monthy updates, that would be first on my wish list.
I’d also like to see less GTK apps by default:
Falkon instead of firefox
Kmail instead of thunderbird
Dragon instead of mpc or vlc
Amarok is nice but kaffeine or juk would work as well.
Theres also elisa and babe-qt for audio.

Only plasmaids that came with plasma unless absolutely useful for a wide audiance.
Too many distributions these days add way too many extra apps, and add-ons, that it takes a week or so just to clear them all out.

Sometimes Less is more.


When returning to a Manjaro forum topic you previously read, does Falkon “remember” your place in a forum, or always go to the bottom?

And Chromium at least will use kdialog if installed.


Chromium is still gtk, but that’s nice to know.

Yes, as far as I can tell it remembers, and I actually HATE that “feature”.
Some of these threads are soo long it takes days scrolling to the bottom.


The timeline on the right will take you straight to the bottom(or the top) if that is what you want.


When I click on a topic under new, it takes me to that post in the thread.
I don’t see a “timeline on the right” that I can click:


It is the thing on the right in your screenshot between “Jul 6” and “19m ago”. Both of those can be clicked on and take you direct to the top or the bottom.

It is hard to see, but there is a line in between them that you can drag for fast access


Yea, I see it now. I’ve never noticed that before, nice…


Darktheme is better :slight_smile: