KDE Ships Plasma 5.4.2, bugfix Release for October
Tuesday, 06 October 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.4.2. Plasma 5.4 was released in August 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 and include:
- Many new Breeze icons.
- Support absolute libexec path configuration, fixes binaries invoked by KWin work again on e.g. Fedora. Commit. Fixes bug #353154. Code review #125466
- Set tooltip icon in notifications applet. Commit. Code review #125193
The easiest way to try it out is with a live image booted off a USB disk. You can find a list of Live Images with Plasma 5 on the KDE Community Wiki.
Distributions have created, or are in the process of creating, packages listed on our wiki page.
You can install Plasma 5 directly from source. KDE's community wiki has instructions to compile it. Note that Plasma 5 does not co-install with Plasma 4, you will need to uninstall older versions or install into a separate prefix.
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