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Linux Release Roundup #21.15: FFmpeg 4.4, KDE Plasma 5.21.4, digiKam 7.2 and More New Releases

In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world.

FFmpeg 4.4 Released

The next major upgrade for the multimedia framework FFmpeg is here as version 4.4. It includes new decoding support and new encoders as well.

There are some new filters as well. You can explore what’s new in its official changelog.

KDE Plasma 5.21.4 Released

KDE Plasma 5.21.4 is a minor update to the desktop environment that introduces improvements to the Plasma System Monitor, Klipper (Clipboard app), the Wayland session, and more.

You can explore more about it in the official announcement.

Sway 1.6 Released

Sway is an i3-tiling inspired Wayland compositor. With this release, it potentially makes re-sizing or moving around the windows smoother in a Wayland session.

This release also improves the compatibility with i3 tiling window manager.

To know more about the release, refer the release notes on GitHub.

Getting Things GNOME 0.5 Released

Getting Things GNOME (GTG) is a quite useful personal task manager app and a to-do list app. The latest 0.5 release introduces recurring tasks which should come in handy along with some performance improvements.

You can check out the official blog post for details on what has changed or improved.

4MLinux 36.0 Released

4MLinux is an independent GNU/Linux distribution using Joe’s Window Manager (JWM).

With the latest update, they have updated the Linux Kernel 5.4 series to the latest while also introducing support for Network Block Device protocol.

You can explore more about the release and what’s new in the official announcement post.

digiKam 7.2 Released

digiKam 7.2 is a major upgrade to the photo management application. The face recognition was particularly improved in this release along with several new features.

To know all about the technical details, do refer the release notes.

MX Linux 19.4 Released

MX Linux is a quite impressive Debian-based distribution.

With the latest 19.4 releases, it has introduced the support for Linux 5.10 LTS Kernel along with Mesa 20.3 graphics stack.

You can read more about the changes in the official changelog.

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