We all know that KDE Plasma is one of the desktop environments most acclaimed of all and there is no need to mention why. Each Plasma update brings with it a lot of new features, as well as all the bugs that are being fixed, making KDE-based distros the most graphically stable we can find in the full range of GNU / distros. Linux.
And is that today, the new version KDE Plasma 5.6.4 is now available to be installed on our Kubuntu 16.04 LTS, so in Ubunlog we want to show you how we can install it. We tell you.
The currently available version is 5.6.4, which is the fourth release since the last stable release of Plasma 5.6 in March. The new 5.6.4 update is not overly important, but it is necessary to fix some bugs in previous versions.
If you are not very familiar with the update 5.6.x, This release has welcomed many new features; introducing a Updated Plasma theme and improving the behavior of the Task Manager. Anyway, if you want to discover in detail all the news, you can take a look at the ‘ official release.
Installing Plasma 5.6.4
As you well know, Kubuntu 16.04 LTS comes with KDE Plasma 5.5.5 by default. So after this update, in addition to all the details mentioned above, we will now have a cleaner interface and many more new features that are worth updating.
To install Plasma 5.6.4 officially, we need to use the Kubuntu repositories (Backports). All you have to do is run the following in the terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: kubuntu-ppa / backports
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade -i
And finally, the final step to be able to see the changes is restart the system. Easy truth? It is clear that Plasma is advancing in great upgrade after upgrade and is becoming one of the most used environments if not the most. We look forward to updating to see what’s new in this new update.