Leap 15.4: almost boringly straightforward

Used the online upgrade to upgrade three computers to Leap 15.4 and apart from a few changes of repo, everything went very smoothly. Noticed a few minor changes in functionality like Kontact no longer calls KWallet directly when using LXQT but another dialogue pops up which does the job. Interestingly, Konqueror still calls KWallet directly.

Why do I need to do a distribution update to use the latest version of git? Or from LibreOffice? So that I can program in a recent version of Python? The times when Linux changed fundamentally with every distribution update are long gone. The time has come for rolling release distributions, where a one-time installation and subsequent “small” updates are sufficient.

Use translator on https://kofler.info/die-zeit-ist-reif-fuer-das-rolling-release-modell/

You can also go with stable distribution and compile from source for the latest software you need :slight_smile: though it’s not very convenient.

Also here on an old AMD Laptop with a Btrfs system partition –

Operating System: openSUSE Leap 15.4
KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.90.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.14.21-150400.22-default (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 4 × AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Memory: 7.0 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: AMD ARUBA

I will admit that, I did the preparation by means of a KDE Plasma session via WiFi/WLAN and then, plugged an Ethernet cable into the nearest WLAN Repeater and, performed the Distribution Upgrade via Virtual Terminal VT1 … >:)
[HR][/HR]Only one minor gripe –

I’ve also noticed that, the battery status of the Wireless Mouse is now displayed in the KDE Plasmoid for the Laptop Battery and Screen Brightness – and, it’s also being displayed in kinfocenter …