Bug 450235 - Show a "New Plasma version" notification when a major Plasma version update is available
Summary: Show a "New Plasma version" notification when a major Plasma version update i...
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Discover
Classification: Applications
Component: Notifier (show other bugs)
Version: 5.24.0
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen
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: 469744 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2022-02-14 16:35 UTC by johnathan
Modified: 2023-05-15 18:06 UTC (History)
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Description johnathan 2022-02-14 16:35:16 UTC
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this might sound a bit silly but i have a habit of reading planet.kde.org so i know in advance what update i will get in the coming days once it lands. During the update itself it just does magic things in the background so my suggestion is that we should either inform the user exactly "what" they are getting in this new update, maybe it can be in the discover, maybe after an update is finished, it asks the user if they want to read the release notes, or if the software informs the user about upcoming changes "before" doing the updates. 
Nate graham's blogpost is a staple now in KDE so why not bring that to the users ? obviously users would be able to set this off or on depending on their preferences but in my opinion if more people are exposed to the fixes that go into the software, they would be more appreciative of the work and/or be more willing to contribute 

STEPS TO REPRODUCE
1.  update system
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OBSERVED RESULT
no release notes, no changelogs, no information as to what was updated, why

EXPECTED RESULT
https://pointieststick.com/category/this-week-in-kde/ is an incredible resource so it is only fitting this is baked into the system itself, maybe downstream users are using their own similar blogs and they would link their own post series instead of twik

Operating System: KDE neon 5.24
KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.0
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.90.0
Qt Version: 5.15.3
Kernel Version: 5.13.0-28-generic (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz
Memory: 7.7 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Comment 1 Nicolas Fella 2022-02-15 15:38:30 UTC
For every Plasma release there is a release announcement with the highlights for the release.

See e.g. https://kde.org/announcements/plasma/5/5.24.0/ for 5.24.0
Comment 2 johnathan 2022-02-15 17:31:19 UTC
(In reply to Nicolas Fella from comment #1)
> For every Plasma release there is a release announcement with the highlights
> for the release.
> 
> See e.g. https://kde.org/announcements/plasma/5/5.24.0/ for 5.24.0

i mean i am using kde neon for almost 2.5 years now. i get somewhat weekly updates in discover but i have to check TWIK blogs to actually see what was updated. my suggestion is that users are given a notification.

i actually saw this on a linux lite os installation. once they update, the finished update notification said "read release notes here" . 

i understand the announcements are there but do we direct users after an update to that page?
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2022-02-16 00:44:54 UTC
Hehe I'm honored.

What we should probably do is link people to the release announcement itself. We could show a notification with a link to it when people's distro offers them an upgrade to this version, and then a "what's new" window after they've updated. That's tracked with Bug 441367, and we can use this to track the richer "new plasma version" update notification.
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2023-05-15 18:06:42 UTC
*** Bug 469744 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***