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Fixes for recent KDE desktop vulnerability

On August 9, 2019, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

As you may have been made aware on some news articles, blogs, and social media posts, a vulnerability to the KDE Plasma desktop was recently disclosed publicly. This occurred without KDE developers/security team or distributions being informed of the discovered vulnerability, or being given any advance notice of the disclosure….

Kubuntu 18.10 reaches end of life

On July 19, 2019, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Kubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish was released on October 18th 2018 with 9 months support. As of 18th July 2019, 18.10 reaches ‘end of life’. No more package updates will be accepted to 18.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The official end of life announcement…

Plasma 5.16 for Disco 19.04 available in Backports PPA

On June 11, 2019, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Plasma 5.16, is now available in our backports PPA for Disco 19.04. The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.16 can be found here Released along with this new version of Plasma is an update to KDE Frameworks 5.58. (5.59…

Plasma 5.15.1 arrives in Cosmic backports PPA

On February 20, 2019, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

We are pleased to announce that the 1st bugfix release of Plasma 5.15, 5.15.1, is now available in our backports PPA for Cosmic 18.10. The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.15 can be found here, while the full 5.15.1 bugfix changelog can be found here….

Plasma 5.14.3 update for Cosmic backports PPA

On November 7, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd bugfix release of Plasma 5.14, 5.14.3, is now available in our backports PPA for Cosmic 18.10. The full changelog for 5.14.3 can be found here. Already released in the PPA is an update to KDE Frameworks 5.51. To upgrade: Add the following…

Plasma 5.14.2 available in Cosmic backports PPA

On October 24, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

After the 5.14.1 release of Plasma 5.14 was made available for Cosmic 18.10 via our backports PPA last week, we are pleased to say the the PPA has now been updated to the 2nd bugfix release 5.14.2. The full changelog for 5.14.2 can be found here. Already released in the…

Please help test our initial Cosmic 18.10 RC ISOs

On October 14, 2018, Posted by , In News,Testing, By , , With No Comments

The Ubuntu release team have announced a 1st test ISO RC build for all 18.10 flavours. Please help us test these and subsequent RC builds, so that we can have an amazing and well tested release in the coming week. As noted below, the initial builds will NOT be the…

Plasma 5.12.5 bugfix update for Kubuntu 18.04 LTS – Testing help required

On May 21, 2018, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Are you using Kubuntu 18.04, our current LTS release? We currently have the Plasma 5.12.5 LTS bugfix release available in our Updates PPA, but we would like to provide the important fixes and translations in this release to all users via updates in the main Ubuntu archive. This would also…

Plasma 5.12.3 bugfix updates available for 17.10 backports PPA

On March 7, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

Users of Kubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark can now upgrade via our backports PPA to the 3rd bugfix release (5.12.3) of the Plasma 5.12 LTS release series from KDE. (Testers of 18.04 Bionic Beaver will need to be patient as the Ubuntu archive is currently in Beta 1 candidate freeze for…

Plasma 5.12.2 bugfix updates for 17.10 backports and 18.04 development release

On February 21, 2018, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Users of Kubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark can now upgrade via our backports PPA to the 2nd bugfix release (5.12.2) of the Plasma 5.12 LTS release series from KDE. Likewise, testers of our development release 18.04 Bionic Beaver will receive the update imminently. The full changelog of fixes for 5.12.2 can…