Thursday, November 9, 2017

How to install Plasma Desktop 5.11 on Ubuntu 17.10

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KDE releases a Bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.11.3. Plasma 5.11 was released in October with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. 

Plasma Desktop 5.10 Changelog:
  • Don't refresh invalid backends.
  • Remove unused class.
  • Don't delete resources whenever asked to clear the view.
  • Extend the resetModel until the model is ready to be fetched again.
  • Make sure we set the page size.
  • Unneeded dependency in the library.
  • Fix warning.
  • Remove unused code.
  • --warning: don't capture unused variable.
  • Properly listen to ODRS replies.
  • Assert on ODRS reviews fetched.
  • Don't leak QNetworkAccessManager instances.
  • Recover the right delegate background color.
  • Improve global updates progress reporting.
  • Improve progress reporting in some PackageKit updates.
  • Show errors from refreshing. Commit.
  • Include the progress of transactions. 
  • See release note for details. 

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

If everything goes well, log out and select log back with Plasma session.

 Option, uninstall Plasma Desktop

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

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