MX-21 KDE is built from Debian-bullseye and MX repositories and features the plasma desktop and an emphasis on KDE and Qt based applications. MX-21 KDE is a 64 bit only release.
–direct download of testing images:
KDE/plasma release-specific things that are new in the beta 1
–Docking icon entries on plasma panel
–Discover in place of muon.
–Discover is used for update management.
–Ksnip for screenshots (replaces spectacle)
–General performance improvements, especially on live media.
General things that are new in the MX beta 1
–New and updated applications
–New installer partition selection area, including some lvm support if lvm volume exists already
–New UEFI live system boot menus. Now you can select your live boot options (persistence, etc…) from the boot menu and submenus rather than using the previous console menus.
–User password (sudo) for admin tasks by default. You can switch this in mx-tweak->Other tab.
With this beta 1 release, we are particularly interested to continue testing the new UEFI live system boot menus along with the installer. Virtualbox testing is welcome, but we are looking for edge cases on real hardware for the most part. Any errors and/or bugs resulting from the KDE/plasma configurations are also of particular interest for this release.
–the wallpaper is a little busy and the current conky gets washed out a little. looks better on some screens than on others. That will get worked out after default wallpaper is chosen.
–MX Package Installer: test repo and backports tabs will not display anything, for obvious reasons, the repos don’t exist or are empty at this time. Feel free to test popular application installations though.
Feedback for testing should be via forum post here: MX-21 KDE beta 1 feedback thread
Be sure to include proper system data, including the output of quick-system-info.
If posting nvidia-installer (ddm-mx) issues, please post the contents of /var/log/ddm.log.
If posting remaster issues, please include the contents of /var/log/live/live-remaster.log
If posting installer issues, please include the contents of /var/log/minstall.log
If posting issues with MX-PackageInstaller “Popular Apps”, please post contents of /var/log/mxpi.log or /var/log/mxpi.log.old (whichever contains the log of your issue).
Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX Dev Team)