Thursday, January 29, 2015

KDE 5 (Plasma 5.2.0 and Framework 5.6.0) For Slackware Users

Eric Hameleers again has worked hard to build, test, and package latest KDE releases, which includes Plasma 5.2.0, Framework 5.6.0, and Applications 14.12.1 for Slackware (current) users. This is another milestones for KDE team as more and more applications are ported to use the new Qt 5 and QML technology that enables them to push new features and overcome many limitations from previous releases.

There's one warning about this release: it will replace your KDE installation if you happened to like or enjoy KDE 4.10.5 available in default Slackware installation or if you follow previous release of KDE 4.14.3 from Eric as well. Make up your mind before proceeding and take precaution steps before.

If you are ready to plunge to the new experience, please take some time to read the README written by Eric to make sure your upgrade experience will not be disrupted and ended with a broken system. The changes in this release is quite huge compared to the previous KDE 5 releases from few months ago.

Please grab the latest KDE packages from this mirror sites below: