The KDE Project has announced today KDE Gear 22.08.2 as the second point release to its latest stable KDE Gear 22.08 open-source software suite for the KDE Plasma desktop environment and other platforms.
KDE Gear 22.08.2 is here a little over a month after the first point release, but this allows for connection to Windows Samba shares from within KDE applications, such as the Dolphin file manager.
This second KDE Gear 22.08 point release also adds the Ark archive manager to restore compatibility with the original 7-Zip archiver, updates the KDE Connect app to avoid a crash if no audio devices are present, and updates the Firefox version in the user agent manager for the Falkon web browser.
KDE Gear 22.08.2 resolves a missing icon issue on the Gwenviews sidebar toggle button when using the Fusion and Breeze styles, and defines GIMPs''.xcf files as supported, fixes numerous bugs in the Kalendar app, and adds support for KDE Frameworks 5.90 to the Kate text editor.
The powerful Kdenlive video editor received several changes to remember the effect keyframe status as shown or hidden, allow seeking to an items last frame on paste, enable the effect overlay to scale properly on monitor zoom and to align master audio level with the MLTs AudioLevel filter.
The KDE Itinerary digital travel assistant, which now manages German-language variants and extracts arrival/departure times of Vueling boarding passes, supports SNCF regional tickets from Normandie, extracts BlaBlaCar Bus tickets and improves Ryanair''s boarding pass time search, is also updated in this release.
The KDE Gear 22.08.2 point release has more than 130 modifications, so check out the full changelog if you need more technical information.
KDE Gear 22.08.2 is now available on GNU/Linux distributions like KDE neon, Kubuntu, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Arch Linux, KaOS, and others, so make sure that you update your installers as soon as possible to benefit from these improvements.