In addition to KDE Plasma 5.2 bringing many new features with today's release, it also addresses some security vulnerabilities concerning KDE's screen locker. Of course, to any longtime Phoronix readers following our frequent X11/X.Org coverage, this hardly comes as a surprise.
The KDE community officially released Plasma 5.2 this morning as the quarterly update to KDE's desktop shell powered by Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5.
Martin Gräßlin has fixed some outstanding bugs and further tuned the performance of the KWin window manager for the KDE Plasma 5 stack.
For KDE users on Fedora, the Fedora 22 release is seeking to focus on the still-maturing Plasma 5 shell that's powered by KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt5.
KDE Frameworks 5.6.0 was released a few days ago and Plasma 5.2 will be out later this month. Meanwhile, the KDE Applications release is coming out in April.
The first beta release of KDE Plasma 5.2 is now available ahead of its planned official release later this month.
Ahead of KDE Plasma 5.2 due out later this month is the release of KDE Frameworks 5.6.0.
In late November was when the MATE and Cinnamon editions of Linux Mint 17.1 were released while today finally marks the official availability of the KDE spin of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca.
The beta for the upcoming Plasma 5.2 desktop shell is being tagged on Thursday.
In time to manage your digital camera photos this Christmas and New Year, digiKam 4.6.0 was officially released today.
Since 2007 there has been KO GmbH as a support and software service company built around KOffice/Calligra in their belief that the software was "getting ready for the big time", but seven years later the situation is not so good and KO GmbH is no longer handling Krita.
KDE Applications 14.12 was just released today with new features and fixes to more than one hundred KDE applications.
SuperX is a relatively young Linux distribution that tries to ship a polished KDE desktop experience.
KDE's Plasma 5.1.2 monthly bug-fix release is now available.
KDE's Krita graphics editing / digital painting program is now in beta for its upcoming v2.9 series.
Version 5.5 of the KDE Frameworks is out in time for the holidays.
KWayland was introduced last month with the KDE Plasma 5.1 release but it lacked the server-side code. With the upcoming release of Plasma 5.2, that will change with the server component to KWayland having been merged.
Version 4.5 of KDE's digital camera management software, digiKam, has been released.
KDE Plasma 5.1.1 is the November update to the next-gen Plasma desktop stack.
The latest monthly update to the KDE Frameworks libraries are now available. KDE Frameworks 5.4 continues adding on new functionality and fixes to these KDE add-on components used to form the next-generation KDE desktop experience.
KDE's Sebastian Kügler has written a lengthy blog post about some of the items that developers will hopefully accomplish in 2015 for Plasma 5.
Published last month were the plans by KDE developers to create Dynamic Window Decorations (DWD) as a hybrid between client-side and server-side decorations. Here's more information on this concept for improving window decorations.
For those wondering about display/log-in managers for KDE's Plasma 5, KDM was dropped.
Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell has shared that "Kubuntu Vivid", a.k.a. Ubuntu 15.05 for the Vivid Vervet, will use Plasma 5 by default.
Yesterday there were "what if" articles about KDE using client-side decorations and Windows 10 components. On a serious note today, the same KDE parties involved, have proposed Dynamic Window Decorations (DWD) as an alternative/hybrid to client-side and server-side decorations.
KDE contributor and graphics designer Ken Vermette has penned an interesting series of KDE "What if..." articles where he talks about (and has some visual mock-ups) about what KDE might look like with client-side decorations along and separately if KDE were to use Windows 10 design components.
Martin Gräßlin has shared that as of today the libinput support has been integrated into KDE's KWin Wayland code.
Eric Hameleers of the Slackware project isn't happy right now with how the modularized KDE Frameworks 5 with Plasma 5 development is going and for the time being will not be making "KDE5" packages for Slackware.
As the first update to Plasma 5, the KDE community has today officially announced the release of Plasma 5.1.
The third monthly point release to the KDE Frameworks 5 stack is now available.
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