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KDE Plasma 5.15: Lightweight, Usable and Productive.

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KDE Plasma 5.15

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Today KDE launches the first stable release of Plasma in 2019: Say hello to Plasma 5.15.

For the first production release of 2019, the Plasma team has embraced KDE’s Usability & Productivity goal and has been working on hunting down and removing all the papercuts that slow you down.

With this in mind, we teamed up with the VDG (Visual Design Group) contributors to get feedback on all the annoying problems in our software, and fixed them to ensure an intuitive and consistent workflow for your daily use.

Plasma 5.15 brings a number of changes to the configuration interfaces, including more options for complex network configurations. Many icons have been added or redesigned to make them clearer. Integration with third-party technologies like GTK and Firefox has been improved substantially.

Discover, Plasma’s software and add-on installer, has received tonnes of improvements to help you stay up-to-date and find the tools you need to get your tasks done.

Install Plasma 5.15 and let us know what you think.

New in Plasma 5.15

Plasma Widgets

Bluetooth Battery Status

Bluetooth Battery Status

Settings

Redesigned Virtual Desktop Settings

Redesigned Virtual Desktop Settings

Cross-Platform Integration

Firefox with native KDE open/save dialogs

Firefox with native KDE open/save dialogs

Discover

Distro Release Upgrade Notification

Distro Release Upgrade Notification

Window Management

Wayland

Network Management

WireGuard VPN Tunnels

WireGuard VPN Tunnels

Breeze Icons

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Icon Emblems in Breeze

Icon Emblems in Breeze

Other

KSysGuard’s optional menu bar

KSysGuard’s optional menu bar

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Package Downloads

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

Note that packages of this release might not be available on all distributions at the time of this announcement.

Package download wiki page

Supporting KDE

KDE is a Free Software community that exists and grows only because of the help of many volunteers that donate their time and effort. KDE is always looking for new volunteers and contributions, whether it is help with coding, bug fixing or reporting, writing documentation, translations, promotion, money, etc. All contributions are gratefully appreciated and eagerly accepted. Please read through the Supporting KDE page for further information or become a KDE e.V. supporting member through our Join the Game initiative.

About KDE

KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and modern accessibility principles in mind. KDE's full-featured applications run natively on Linux, BSD, Windows and macOS.


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