I’ve been killing some time with other Linux distributions. As far as I can tell one of my favorite Desktop Environments is still struggling out there.
plasmashell crashes everywhere, right now the right side of the panel is a mess with icons overlapping on each other. It makes me a sad penguin!
I think… in 2015 I just stopped caring about the current progress of KDE… as much as it hurts to say. Amusingly–for some–I’m looking forward to see the next iteration of elementary OS or maybe Linux Mint Cinnamon. The next iteration of Ubuntu LTS is around the corner needless to say, so I’m guessing that both elementary OS and Linux Mint will be ready when the time comes.
I am looking forward to that at least. I am glad that I chose to test over in a virtual box before installing this on my laptop, else I would have been pretty upset.
As for OpenSUSE 42.1 (Leap) I got no complains whatsoever. It seems relatively stable, excluding the KDE problem as that’s a problem that lies with upstream, not OpenSUSE team. I got Spotify working in less than 10 minutes, sufficed to say I’m impressed on that since last time I had to hop through a lot of obstacles just to get it working.
Well, I hope 2016 is a fruitful one for Linux users. I also hope that KDE finally stabilizes this year.