We have had many requests to make Plasma 5.25 available in our backports PPA for Jammy Jellyfish 22.04.
Providing backports of new Plasma versions to a LTS release always must be an ‘opt-in’ process, however we are aware that many of our users now are accustomed to adding our backports PPA as a matter of course, so for a LTS release some additional caution is required in what we make available there.
Therefore, at least for the time being, Plasma 5.25 will be available via an additional ‘backports-extra’ PPA, so users can make a positive informed choice to upgrade.
This PPA is intended to be used in combination with our standard backports PPA, but should also work standalone.
As usual with our PPAs, there is the caveat that the PPA may receive additional updates and new releases of KDE Plasma, Gear (Apps) and Frameworks, plus other apps and required libraries. Users should always review proposed updates to decide whether they wish to receive them.
To add the PPA and upgrade, do:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports-extra && sudo apt full-upgrade -y
We hope keen adopters enjoy using Plasma 5.25