One of the most used official flavors of Ubuntu is undoubtedly Kubuntu with its sleek KDE Plasma desktop. And that’s why Kubuntu is becoming one of the flavors with the most support and more annual Software Updates, full of new features and dramatic changes.
As we all know, the Kubuntu desktop environment currently in use is KDE Plasma 5 (specifically the latest version 5.5.5). The environment is evolving very well, because if we have been using Kubuntu for some time, we will notice the big changes that have been made. That’s why we at Ubunlog want to teach you how can we know which version of Plasma we have installed, Which is providential to know what features are implemented in our current version. We tell you.
In addition to all the reasons set out at the beginning of the article, it should also be noted that when talking about free software, The number of updates is very large. And is that when a new error arises, any user experienced and knowledgeable as a programmer can get his hands on it and fix it. That’s why there are so many updates, because being Free Software development progresses remarkably faster.
Precisely for all these reasons, it is very necessary to know at all times which version, In this case KDE Plasma, we have installed. In Ubunlog we will teach you how to do it in two ways. First graphically and then through the terminal.
To do this graphically, it’s as simple as opening the app System Preferences and once inside, we just have to click on the tab help located at the top. Then a window will open that will show us:
- The Plasma version
- The Plasma Framework version
- The Qt library version
- The window system in use
As we mentioned, we can also know the Plasma version through the terminal. To do this, it is also as simple as opening a terminal and running:
And the output we will see will inform us specifically of the version of KDE Plasma in use.
Simple truth? So go see which version you have installed and see if there are any updates available! We hope the article has helped you if you were a little lost on this topic.