Plasma 5.4 is the latest version of KDE to be released. The KDE community announced its release a couple of days ago, and we’ll tell you in an article about what’s new in Plasma 5.4. What the new version of Plasma brings, among other new features, is one much improved support for high DPI values, A new full screen launcher, a new one applet for sound volume, more than 1,400 icons, enhanced autocomplete features, and history search support.
With Plasma 5.4 we also have the first previous version of a session using Wayland. On systems with free graphics drivers it is possible to use Plasma with KWin, with the Wayland Composer for Plasma and with the X11 window manager.
How to install or upgrade to Plasma 5.4 on Kubuntu 15.04 or 15.10
Plasma 5.4 is available through the official Kubuntu CI PPA, For both Kubuntu 15.04 and Kubuntu 15.10. To install, open a terminal and enter the commands that we will give you below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ci/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If all goes well, all you have to do after that is restart the computer to apply the changes. In case something goes wrong and you want to return to the previous state of the desktop, in a terminal enter the following commands:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kubuntu-ci/stable
With this new update we hope that many bugs have been fixed of which you informed us in our article on how to install Kubuntu 15.04, which according to what has been seen in your comments were quite.
If you install Plasma 5.4 feel free to come and leave us a comment counting your experience, and whether the flaws you saw in the first instance have finally been corrected. It would be great news for all Kubuntu users, distro which unfortunately is getting further and further away from Canonical.