KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Officially Released
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 4 October 2016 at 08:32 AM EDT. 18 Comments
KDE --
This morning marks the release of the first Plasma 5 Long-Term Support release, Plasma 5.8.

KDE Plasma 5.8.0 is available with unified boot to shutdown artwork, right-to-left artwork, improved applets, shortcut improvements, and much improved Wayland support. Wayland work in Plasma 5.8 includes XDG-Shell support, improved touch-screen, support for touchpad gestures, clipboard syncing between X11 and Wayland, and various other changes.

KDE desktop fans can learn more about the Plasma 5.8.0 release via the just-posted announcement at KDE.org.
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