Plasma 5, what's new from KDE

Plasma 5, what's new from KDE

Throughout this afternoon we have seen the new release from the KDE development team, the popular desktop for Gnu / Linux. Plasma, its popular tool, has reached version 5, with interesting new features including the Qt5 libraries. Plasma 5 incorporates a new visual aspect as well as better use of OpenGL and better support for High Density displays. Additionally, this release brings with it Frameworks 5, the KDE development kit for develop widgets, plasmoids and other apps for KDE.

Along with the intention of renewing its interface, Plasma 5 brings with it a great job in the user interface, so we will find displaced elements that although they will not be annoying, but on the contrary, they will attract our attention.

Plasma 5 is built on Qt5 and Framework 5, the latest versions of the main KDE tools. In this new version of KDE a main core has been established, which is debugged and around, its applications, apps and libraries that will be updated throughout its existence in order to improve and make Plasma 5 more robust and KDE. For testing and testing, the Plasma 5 development team has made available to everyone an iso image with the new version of Plasma 5, ready to use.

How to Install Plasma 5 in our Ubuntu

However, if we use KDE as the main desktop, we have the option of updating it, in the case of Ubuntu, either we have KDE installed or we use Kubuntu, in any case adding the following repositories and updating will be more than enough:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa: kubuntu-ppa / next

sudo apt-add-repository ppa: ci-train-ppa-service / landing-005

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop

sudo apt full-upgrade

This will make us have the latest version of Plasma, but it is not guaranteed that it is a totally stable version for production teams, so I would not really use it on those teams, although from the development team it is promoted that it will be updated every Friday the software Will there be changes next Friday?


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  1.   Frost said

    In Kubuntu I add the repositories and when installing the kubuntu-plasma5-desktop package it can't find it: S

    1.    Sergio Miguel Quintal said

      The package name is plasma-desktop

  2.   Jose Fernando Canto Sparrow said

    I have the same "Frost" problem in Kubuntu the package is not found. any solution…??? or advice ... ??

    Thank you.

  3.   Gerson said

    I have searched all over Google and the same thing happens to many people. Could it be that it is misspelled?

  4.   Marcelo Sulca Nieto said

    If the same thing happens to me a couple of minutes ago I finished installing,

    The kubuntu-plasma5-desktop package could not be located

  5.   anonymous said

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop

    sudo apt-get full-upgrade

  6.   Sat said

    The same as the others I cannot install Plasma, does someone already have the solution ???

  7.   Carlos said

    Hello, restart and when the password appears in the sessions tab there is this

  8.   jpbravo said

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop

    So if it works