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How To Install KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04

KDE Plasma 5.3.1 was released last month with a big list of changes and improvements. You can now upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.3.1 in Kubuntu orUbuntu 15.04. You can also install KDE Plasma 5 if you have any other Desktop environment. Plasma 5 series is very sleek and really beautiful. Let’s move on and see what’s new in this release and then install/upgrade to the latest version.

What’s New & Changed In KDE Plasma 5.3.1?

Plasma Workspace
  • [libtaskmanager] Use windowClass from KWindowInfo instead fetching from X each time. Commit. See bug #340583
  • Adjust the one-pixel gap for right aligned panels. Commit. Fixes bug #347873
  • Process updates scripts even after we load the default layout. Commit.
  • Enable translations for device notifications dataengine. Commit. Code review #123846
  • Add missing TRANSLATION_DOMAIN for dataengines keystate, network, rss, weather. Commit. Code review #123854
  • Default to desktop sorting. Commit.
  • ++paranoia;. Commit.
  • [notifications] Make notifications work properly with –reverse. Commit. Code review #122648. Fixes bug #343251
  • [notifications] Clip the NotificationItem to prevent painting outside of its rect. Commit. Fixes bug #346419
  • [digital-clock] Add timezone filtering by region too. Commit. Code review #123740. Fixes bug #346681
  • [klipper] Ensure global shortcut actions work. Commit. Fixes bug #345945. Code review #123727
  • Guard access to kscreen configuration. Commit. Fixes bug #346590. Code review#123648CHANGELOGCHANGELOG: Fix crash on Plasma startup caused by a race condition
  • [digital-clock] Use for the formats KCM. Commit. Fixes bug #347032
  • Make ConfigFile() reuse the Corona’s KSharedConfigPtr when its config file is requested. Commit.
  • Fix second arg not being used when the parent is a ConfigGroup. Commit.
  • [digital-clock] Fix missing function return. Commit.
  • [digital-clock] Change the id of the root item. Commit. Fixes bug #346841
  • When switching activities, use only the running ones. Commit. Fixes bug #347029. Code review #123597
  • [notifications] Clear notification from show queue if it’s closed before it’s shown. Commit. Fixes bug #342605
  • [notifications] Always check first if the dispatch timer isn’t running already. Commit. See bug #342605
  • Fix a crash in PowermanagementEngine::populateApplicationData when the given name is empty. Commit. Code review#123555
  • Check for model existence. Commit. Fixes bug #346870
  • Only restart Timer when the dialog is visible. Commit.
  • Fix running applet calculation. Commit.
  • Manually keeping track of jobs sources. Commit. Code review #123502. Fixes bug #346673
  • Match window switch dialog borders with add widgets/switch activity. Commit. Fixes bug #345614. Code review #123506
  • [notifications] Replace ' with ‘ as ' is not supported by StyledText. Commit. Fixes bug #346710
  • Disable indeterminate animation for suspended jobs. Commit.
  • Fix last commit. Commit.
  • Fix logic in argument check in plasma-windowed. Commit. Fixes bug #346311

Plasma Media Center

  • Use correct header for used class. Commit.

Plasma NetworkManager (plasma-nm)

  • Fix typo in END_TLS_AUTH_TAG. Commit. Fixes bug #347416
  • Drop WiMAX support for NM 1.2.0+. Commit. Code review #123657
  • Editor: request secrets when “secretkey-flags” is not present in setting. Commit.
  • Add option to show/hide menu bar. Commit. Fixes bug #347141

For the complete list of changes goto changelog here.

How To Install KDE Plasma? (For Non-Plasma Users)

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

How To Upgrade KDE Plasma To 5.3.1?

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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