Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How to install Plasma Desktop 5.10 on Ubuntu 17.04

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Plasma Desktop 5.10 Changelog:
  • Share odrs reviews instance between flatpak and packagekit.
  • Fix compile.
  • Fix duplicate Discover entry on the Application Menu.
  • Update required KF5 and Kirigami dependencies.
  • Readability & testability.
  • Use Kirigami.Icon instead of QIconItem.
  • Make sure transactions are started.
  • Don't add weird spaces on debug messages.
  • Remove useless casting.
  • Make sure the focus is initially on the drawer.
  • Use flatpak_get_system_installations to set up the system installations.
  • Remove the concept of scope.
  • Reduce semantics between user and system installations.
  • Simplify.
  • Improve interaction with --list* arguments.
  • Properly construct strings.
  • Make sure the backend has been set up properly.
  • Queue some connections which cannot be autodetected.
  • Don't open every file with the packagekit backend.
  • Fix warning.
  • Improve the FeaturedModel.
  • Don't show anything with the PageHeader extra.
  • Fix build, we apparently have to always return something.
  • Include a background behind the extra part of the controls in PageHeader.
  • Improve the behavior when closing.
  • Let install button be flat in the toolbar, full elsewhere.
  • Introduce the Launch button back.
  • Fix few warnings. 
  • And more…

Installation instructions: 
We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating  Systems and install Plasma Desktop with few easy commands.

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop

 Option, uninstall Plasma Desktop

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

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