Help test Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.1 for Kubuntu Backports!

Have you been using the Kubuntu Backports PPA on Kubuntu 16.04 LTS? Help us test the latest release of KDE Plasma LTS and Krita 3.3.1! Our goal is to release these updates to users on Saturday, November 4, 2017 barring any issues.

You can find the full changelog for KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS here, which shows what fixes are included in this update.

In order to install these updates to test, you must have the Backports PPA installed already on a Kubuntu 16.04 LTS system. In order to do that, run the following in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports && sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade

Once that is done, log out and log back in (a reboot wouldn’t hurt). Then, to add the Backports Landing PPA, run the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports-landing && sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade

Another logout and login is needed.

If you run into any issues, we recommend that you join #kubuntu-devel on freenode and let us know. Otherwise as a last resort you can subscribe to the kubuntu-devel mailing list and send us an email.

Happy testing!

On October 28, 2017, Category News,

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