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Linux Release Roundup #21.24: KDE Plasma 5.22, LibreOffice 7.1.4, 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.

Rocky Linux 8.4 RC1 Released

Rocky Linux 8.4 release candidate 1 is here right after 8.3 RC 1 release.

A general stable release is around the corner, but the first release will be 8.4 and not 8.3. With Rocky Linux 8.4 RC1, new modules like Python 3.9, Redis 6, have been included. You will also find security, networking, and kernel improvements.

To learn more about the details, you can check out the official release notes.

KDE Plasma 5.22 Released

KDE Plasma 5.22 is an exciting upgrade with several visual and technical improvements to improve the user experience and the stability.

You can read our coverage to know more about the latest release.

LibreOffice 7.1.4 Released

LibreOffice 7.1.4 is a minor release that focuses more on bug fixes and a considerable progress on compatibility with Microsoft Office documents.

You can learn more about the release in their official announcement.

Vivaldi 4.0 Released

Even though the UI is not open-source, Vivaldi 4.0 released with significant changes to challenge the likes of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge on Linux.

To explore more about it, you can read our original coverage.

Krita 4.4.5 Released

Krita 4.4.5 is a bug fix release before its next major release Krita 5.0.

To see the details of bugs squashed, you can check out the official release post.

GNOME 40.2 Released

GNOME 40.2 is a stable bug fix release for GNOME 40 without any major change.

It addresses several issues spotted and does not change anything. You can check out the official announcement to learn more about it.

KDE Gear 21.04.2 Released

KDE Gear is a suite of KDE applications, with this new release, there are over 80 bug fixes across the board.

To find out more about them, have a look at the official announcement post.

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