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KDE Ships November Bugfix Release of Plasma 5

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Plasma 5

November 11, 2014. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.1.1. Plasma 5.1 was released in October with many feature refinements and streamlining the existing codebase of KDE's popular desktop for developers to work on for the years to come.

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:

  • Limiting indexing word size in Baloo.
  • Don't index dots in Baloo, it's a regular expression character
  • Breeze: Do not takeout margins from toolbutton before rendering text
  • Breeze: cleanup tab buttons positioning
  • Breeze: Fix positioning of cornerwidgets
  • Notes widget: Make text color white on black note
  • Clock widget: Fix fuzzy clock saying half past seven when it's half past six
  • khotkeys: fix loading configuration
  • kinfocenter: Set the correct version
  • kcm-effects: Use Loader for the Video Item
  • Oxygen: margins and RTL fixes
  • Plasma Desktop: Validate timezone name before setting
  • Plasma Desktop: Backport settings made in the component chooser to kdelibs 4 applications
  • Plasma Desktop: make kdelibs 4 apps react to icon theme change
  • Plasma Desktop: Cleanup applet configuration scrollbar handling and fix glitching alternatives dialog
  • Plasma Desktop: fix emptying the trash from the context menu
  • Plasma Desktop: numberous bugfixes
  • Plasma Workspace: Remove shutdown option from screen locker

Package Downloads

Some distributions have created, or are in the process of creating, packages listed on our wiki page.

Source Downloads

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.


You can provide feedback either via the #Plasma IRC channel, Plasma-devel mailing list or report issues via bugzilla. Plasma 5 is also discussed on the KDE Forums. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. If you like what the team is doing, please let them know!

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