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Plasma 5.26 Beta

Plasma 5.26 Beta

Today we are bringing you the preview version of KDE's Plasma 5.26 release. Plasma 5.26 Beta is aimed at testers, developers, and bug-hunters. As well as our lightweight and feature rich Linux Desktop this release adds a Bigscreen version of Plasma for use on televisions.

To help KDE developers iron out bugs and solve issues, install Plasma 5.26 Beta and test run the features listed below. Please report bugs to our bug tracker.

The final version of Plasma 5.26 will become available for the general public on the 11th of October.

DISCLAIMER: This release contains untested and unstable software. It is highly recommended you do not use this version in a production environment and do not use it as your daily work environment. You risk crashes and loss of data.

See below the most noteworthy changes that need testing:

Plasma Bigscreen

Plasma Bigscreen is a user interface for your television.

Plasma Bigscreen

Aura Browser

Browser for a fully immersed Big Screen experience allowing you to navigate the world wide web using just your remote control.

Aura Browser

Plank Player

Multimedia Player for playing local files on Plasma Bigscreen

Plank Player

Plasma Remotecontrollers

Translate various input device events into keyboard and pointer events for your bigscreen television.


Components relating to Flatpak 'pipewire' use in Plasma.



Kickoff App Menu

System Settings

Wayland Support

Remember to check and see if your bug has already been reported before reporting a new one.

View full changelog

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, Haiku, and macOS.

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