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Help needed testing newest bugfix release of Plasma on Kubuntu 17.04

On August 23, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Are you using Kubuntu 17.04, our current release? Help us test a new bugfix release for KDE Plasma! Go here for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed. Unfortunately that page illustrates Xenial and Ubuntu Unity rather than Zesty in Kubuntu. Using Discover or Muon, use Settings > More, enter your password, and ensure that…

Kubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Update Available

On August 3, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

The third point release update to Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is out now. This contains all the bug-fixes added to 16.04 since its first release in April 2016. Users of 16.04 can run the normal update procedure to get these bug-fixes. In addition, we suggest adding the Backports PPA…

Kubuntu Artful Aardvark (17.10) Alpha 2

On July 28, 2017, Posted by , In News,Testing, With No Comments

Artful Aardvark (17.10) Alpha 2 images are now available for testing. The Kubuntu team will be releasing 17.10 in October. This is the first spin in preparation for the Alpha 2 pre-release. Kubuntu Alpha pre-releases are NOT recommended for: Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues Anyone who…

Kubuntu Artful Aardvark (17.10) Alpha 1

On June 28, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Artful Aardvark (17.10) Alpha 1 images are now available for testing so we can release the alpha on Thursday. The Kubuntu team will be releasing 17.10 in October. This is the first spin in preparation for the Alpha 1 pre-release. Kubuntu Alpha pre-releases are NOT recommended for: Regular users who…

Latest round of backports PPA updates include Plasma 5.10.2 for Zesty 17.04

On June 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Kubuntu 17.04 – Zesty Zapus The latest 5.10.2 bugfix update for the Plasma 5.10 desktop is now available in our backports PPA for Zesty Zapus 17.04. Included with the update is KDE Frameworks 5.35 Kdevelop has also been updated to the latest version 5.1.1 Our backports for Xenial Xerus 16.04…

Plasma 5.10.1 now in Zesty backports

On June 7, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

The first bugfix update of the Plasma 5.10 series is now available for users of Kubuntu Zesty Zapus 17.04 to install via our backports PPA. See the Plasma 5.10.1 and 5.10.0 announcements and the release video below for more about the new features available, and bugfixes applied. To update, use…

17.10 Wallpaper Contest deadline for submissions soon

On May 30, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

The 17.10 Wallpaper contest will close on June 8, 2017. Submit your work soon! https://www.flickr.com/groups/kubuntu-cws-1710/ to see the entries so far.

Plasma bugfix releases, Frameworks, & selected app updates now available in backports PPA for Zesty and Xenial

On May 13, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Plasma Desktop 5.9.5 for Zesty 17.04, 5.8.6 for Xenial 16.04,  KDE Frameworks 5.33 and some selected application updates are now available via the Kubuntu backports PPA. The updates include: Kubuntu 17.04 – Zesty Zapus. Plasma 5.9.5 bugfix release KDE Frameworks 5.33 Digikam 5.5.5 Krita 3.1.3 Konversation 1.7.2 Krusader 2.6 Yakuake…

17.10 Wallpaper Contest! Call for artists

On May 3, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

For the Artful cycle, we’re trying something new for Kubuntu: a wallpaper contest! Any user can enter their own piece of artwork; you do not have to be a K/ubuntu member. Kubuntu members will be voting on the wallpaper entries. The top ten wallpapers will be on the Artful ISO….

KDE PIM update now available for Zesty Zapus 17.04

On April 30, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

As explained in our call for testing post,  we missed by a whisker getting updated PIM 16.12.3 (kontact, kmail, akregator, kgpg etc..) into Zesty for release day, and we believe it is important that our users have access to this significant update. Therefore packages for PIM 16.12.3 release are now…