A couple of things I noticed recently relate to notifications.
Discover, the KDE front-end to Flatpak, among other things, does not have a notification icon and the naming is inconsistent:
Discover’s missing icon and inconsistent naming
If I were to offer a recommendation I’d say have the right-click entries as “Open Discover“, “See Updates” and “Configure Discover“. Keep the Discover name consistent throughout the app and config.
Another relates to KDE Connect, an awesome app for integrating Android with the Linux desktop.
Duplicate SMS notifications from KDE Connect
More duplicate SMS notifications from KDE Connect.
When you receive an SMS it will display as KDE notification, but the problem is three or so duplicates show up. Once is enough.
Lastly, LibreOffice’s icons appear twice in the standard Plasma panel. Other KDE and non-KDE apps, like Firefox, display and underscore under their panel icon after being started. For some reason LibreOffice spawns a new one, which takes up real estate.
LibreOffice’s second panel icon (far left and second one is far right).
Back in the good old days you used to be able to install a boot loader to the MBR of the first hard drive and away you go. Apparently this doesn’t work anymore. I installed KaOS on it and while it seemed to install fine the darn thing won’t boot.
Want to add an EFI source? Now it seems you have to enable secure boot to add a “trusted” source. Any every USB key is trusted, right?
I found this great little app on the F-Droid store that allows you to bring some sanity to chat.
Delta Chat is essentially an email client that form-factors the text to be a chat message. People can chat as they would using any other chat app with all messages sent to an inbox as well. You can “chat email” anyone.
There is no central server (just your email server) and messages can be encrypted.
I have one system with the Fedora-based Korora installed on it. This month the maintainers decided to take a break from developing the distro.
This leaves me in a bit of a pickle as I need to reinstall something else. At this stage I’m thinking of KaOS as it seems to have everything I need.
It’s a shame about Korora. The core maintainers are Australian and there is certainly space in the market for a distro like it.
Perhaps they were taking on too much by supporting five desktop environments? I recommend just picking one desktop and running with it. There is still a lot of integration work to be done between the desktop, apps and system. And doing that for multiple desktops is no mean feat.