KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Now Available In Beta Form
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 15 September 2016 at 01:04 PM EDT. 27 Comments
KDE --
The beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.8 -- the first Plasma 5 long-term support release -- is now available for early testing.

KDE Plasma 5.8 is bringing a unified boot to shutdown artwork, right-to-left language support, improved desktop applets, simplified global shortcuts, better multi-screen support, and much better Wayland support. With Plasma 5.8 the Wayland support is beginning to reach parity with the X11 support. In fact, KDE Neon developer images will switch to Wayland by default, but it will still probably be a bit longer before more KDE Linux distributions begin running KDE Wayland as their X.Org Server replacement.

More details on today's KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Beta can be found via the announcement at dot.kde.org.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week