Plasma 5.5.3 & KDE Frameworks 5.18 Backported To Kubuntu 15.10
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 28 January 2016 at 08:53 AM EST. 21 Comments
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For KDE Ubuntu users wanting to run the latest upstream KDE software components without switching over to the 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" development repository, backports of the new packages have taken place for Kubuntu 15.10.

The Kubuntu team has announced this morning that Plasma 5.5.3 and KDE Frameworks 5.18.0 have been backported to Kubuntu 15.10. Users can upgrade by simply adding the kubuntu-ppa/backports PPA to their 15.10 systems.

More details at Kubuntu.org. Plasma 5.5 has a ton of improvements as does Frameworks 5.18.
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