KDE Plasma 5.11 Officially Released With Vault, Better Wayland & More
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 10 October 2017 at 08:23 AM EDT. 48 Comments
KDE --
The KDE developers have today announced the stable release of Plasma 5.11 as their autumn feature update.

Among the changes in Plasma 5.11 are:

- Vault as a new system for dealing with encrypted documents and files in a secure and user-friendly manner.

- The new redesign of the KDE System Settings area.

- Notification history support.

- Task manager improvements.

- Improvements to the App Launcher Menu.

- Improvements to the Plasma Folder View.

- Better Snap support in Discover.

- A variety of Wayland improvements with the KWin compositor, XWayland improvements, HiDPI improvements, and unifying other X11/Wayland code-paths.

More details on Plasma 5.11 via the KDE.org announcement and/or the 5.11 release video embedded below.


Meanwhile, the next feature release is Plasma 5.12 due out next January and it will be an LTS release.
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