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

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 3.0.4
  • Labplot 2.4

Kubuntu 16.04 – Xenial Xerus

  • Plasma 5.8.6 bugfix release
  • KDE Frameworks 5.33
  • Krita 3.1.3

We hope that the additional application updates for 17.04 above will soon be available for 16.04.

To update, use the Software Repository Guide to add the following repository to your software sources list:


or if already added, the updates should become available via your preferred updating method.

Instructions on how to manage PPA and more info about the Kubuntu PPAs can be found in the Repositories Documentation

The PPA can be added manually in the Konsole terminal with the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

and packages then updated with

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

On May 13, 2017, Category News, Tags ,

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