KDE Plasma 5.2.2 is released, Install on Arch Linux, Exherbo Linux, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, Kubuntu, openSUSE, Slackware and ROSA

KDE Plasma 5.2.2 is released, How to Install, update or Upgrade on Arch Linux, Exherbo Linux, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, Kubuntu, openSUSE, Slackware and ROSA

KDE Plasma (formerly K Desktop Environment and KDE Software Compilation and KDE Plasma Workspace and Applications) is an open source project comprised of numerous packages, libraries and applications designed to provide a modern graphical desktop environment for Linux and UNIX-like workstations.

KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.2. Plasma 5.2 was released in January with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

This release adds a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include :

What’s new in KDE Plasma 5.2.2:
  • Breeze:
  • Pass both caption rect and alignment as output from ::captionRect. Commit. See bug #344552
  • Find KF5GuiAddons and KF5I18n. Commit.
  • Fixed background color behind scrollbars in dolphin’s side panels. Commit.
  • Removed ellision flag from captionRect (broken anyway). Commit. See bug #344552
  • On testing again breeze icons do work in gtk. Commit.
  • Create gtk-3.0 directory before putting the settings file into it. Commit.
  • Check widget validity before calling deleteLater. Commit. Fixes bug #344980
  • Return parent style method when option passed to tabBar rect is invalid, instead of full option rect. Commit. Fixes bug #344779
  • Check scrollbar policy before forwarding events. Commit. Fixes bug #343659
  • Added an explicit flag as output from captionRect to tell whether caption must be ellided
  • KDE GTK Config:
  • Use the correct version of desktop_to_json. Commit.
  • Fix ecm_install_icons warning. Commit.
  • Configsavetest: Use QTEST_GUILESS_MAIN. Commit. Code review #123045
  • This targets are used in project; find them. Commit.
  • Simplify regular expression that matches fonts. Commit.
  • Disable test for now. Commit.
  • Fix issue in font parser. Commit.
Full Plasma 5.2.2 changelog

A beautiful, modern and traditional desktop environment

It combines ease-of-use, superior graphical design and powerful functionality with the unique features and architecture of the Linux operating system. It’s comprised of the KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications components.

Additionally, it contains extra add-on for the panel and desktop, a download manager, an instant messenger, an addressbook, a document viewer, a multimedia layer called Phonon (similar to GStreamer on GNOME), and accessibility functionality, such as a powerful text-to-speech system.

How to Install, update or Upgrade KDE Plasma 5.2.2 on Arch Linux, Exherbo Linux, Fedora 20, 21, 22, Gentoo Linux, Kubuntu 14.04, 14.10, 15.05, openSUSE 13.1, 13.2, Slackware and ROSA :

Arch Linux
Plasma Next packages are available in the [extra] repository. To install it run:a
# pacman -Syu
# pacman -S plasma-meta
# pacman -Syu
# pacman -S plasma

Exherbo Linux
We currently provide Plasma 5 packages in the kde repository. They can easily be installed with the help of the plasma set:
# cave resolve plasma*

We provide Plasma 5 packages for Fedora 20 and 21 in the dvratil/plasma-5 Copr repository. (Please note that these packages replace Plasma 4. The Plasma 4 and Plasma 5 workspaces cannot be installed in parallel from our RPMs.) The required KDE Frameworks 5 packages are available in the official Fedora repositories for Fedora 20 (in updates) and 21, and will be automatically installed as dependencies of the Plasma 5 packages. (Unlike the Plasma workspaces, the libraries, i.e. KDE Frameworks 5, kdelibs 4 and kdelibs 3, can be installed in parallel.)

Add the Plasma 5 Copr to Yum and install the plasma-5 meta-package, which will install all needed packages.
# wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/plasma-5/repo/fedora-20/dvratil-plasma-5-fedora-20.repo
# yum install plasma5
On Fedora 21, replace fedora-20 with fedora-21.

If you use DNF, simply install dnf-plugins-core and run
dnf copr enable dvratil/plasma-5
dnf install plasma5
Plasma 5 will replace Plasma 4 as the system version of Plasma in Fedora 22. Until that happens, packages for Rawhide (i.e. what will become Fedora 22 and newer) are also available from the dvratil/plasma-5 Copr repository.

For all those who want to try out Plasma 5 without affecting their existing Plasma 4 installation, we also provide an x86_64 live image with Plasma 5 based on Fedora 20: http://pub.dvratil.cz/plasma/iso/5.1/. 

Gentoo Linux
Plasma 5 packages are currently in the KDE overlay. For more information please visit the Gentoo wiki
Packages for Kubuntu Utopic Next and Next backports PPAs for Utopic (14.10) are now deprecated.
To test upgrade to Vivid, please use the PPA-purge package to remove those PPAs and packages, and then install `kubuntu-desktop` meta-package, and finally:
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
before initiating:
sudo kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade
to move to Vivid beta. Full instructions to upgrade from 14.10.
Live Image of Kubuntu Vivid with Packages from Git The Weekly Live Image, updated every Friday with latest source from Git to run a full system from a USB disk. Based on Kubuntu 15.04, Vivid.
KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 is available in the Vivid development version of Kubuntu, now in beta.

Packages are provided in KDE:Frameworks5 and KDE:Qt5 repositories, for openSUSE 13.1:

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Qt5/openSUSE_13.1/ Qt5
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_13.1/ KF5
openSUSE Factory:
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_Factory/ KF5
For openSUSE 13.2:
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Qt5/openSUSE_13.2/
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_13.2/
For more details see this page. 

You can get Plasma 5 packages for Slackware-current from Alien BOB’s repository. They should be installed on top of the latest KDE 4 package set from that same repository. Read more background on Eric’s blog
We provide Plasma 5 packages for ROSA Desktop Fresh in the unofficial KDE Backports repository. They can easily be installed with a single command:
# urpmi task-plasma5

Link PPA Ubuntu Archive : http://media-opensource.blogspot.com/p/ppa-ubuntu.html

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