KDE Plasma 5.6.4 Desktop Environment Launches with Various Bug Fixes

The KDE Plasma desktop environment is one of the most widely adopted default sessions for both KDE-based GNU/Linux operating systems and for those using other distributions but want to enjoy the feature-rich desktop environment.

For the past weeks, the developers behind the KDE Plasma desktop environment have been extensively working on fixes for bugs reported by usage who have been using the version 5.6.3 that came out not that long ago.

KDE Plasma 5.6.3 which was announced some three weeks ago comes with various bugs fixes to the Plasma Workspace, Plasma SDK, Plasma NetworkManager, Plasma Desktop, KWin, KScreen, Info Center, Plasma Addons, Discover, Breeze Plymouth theme, kde-cli-tools, and libkscreen components.

“Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.6.4. Plasma 5.6 was released in March with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.
This release adds a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important” was the statement posted on their website.


Looking at the way things are shaping up, it looks like the KDE team have one more point release on June 14, 2016, along with the release of the KDE Applications 16.04.2 software suite before shifting their attention to the next big launch of the KDE Plasma software.

The development cycle of the next major version, KDE Plasma 5.7, will start, and users will be able to test drive the Beta release on June 16, only two days after the release the last KDE Plasma 5.6 maintenance version. Then, the final KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment will be available as a stable release on July 5, 2016.

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