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|KDE Plasma 5|
| Founded:||2014 (edit)|
|Release Date:||July 15, 2014. (edit)|
|Next Release:||Unknown. (edit)|
|Platform(s):||Template:KDE Plasma 5/platform (edit)|
|Packaging:||Template:KDE Plasma 5/packager (edit)|
|Interface(s):||Template:KDE Plasma 5/desktop (edit)|
|Derivative of:||KDE Plasma 4 (edit)|
|Home Page:||https://www.kde.org/plasma-desktop (edit)|
KDE Plasma 5 is the fifth and current generation of the desktop environment developed by KDE. Plasma 5 is
the desktop component of KDE, and is the successor to KDE Plasma 4. It was first released on July 15, 2014.
KDE Plasma 5 is built using Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5. Plasma 5.0 improves support for HiDPI displays and ships a converged graphical shell, able to switch between the shells for different target devices. It includes a new default theme, known as Breeze.
Feature releases are timed at three month intervals, with intervening bug fix releases.
|5.0||July 15, 2014||First Release|
|5.1||October 15, 2014||Ported features from Plasma 4|
|5.2||January 27, 2015||New components including SSDM, Kscreen, and KDecoration|
|5.3||April 28, 2015||Tech preview of Plasma Media Center, improved bluetooth and touchpad support, enhanced power management|
|5.4||August 25, 2015||Initial Wayland support (Planned)|
|5.5||December 8, 2015||Updated Breeze Plasma theme, supporting two columns on widgets, new applets|
|5.6||March 22, 2016||Slicker Plasma theme, supechanged task manager, smoother widgets, weather, shipped Wayland.|
|5.7||June 14, 2016||Improved Workflows, Better Kiosk Support, New System Tray and Task Manager, Huge Steps Towards Wayland.|
|5.8||October 4, 2016||Unified Boot to Shutdown Artwork, Right-to-Left Language Support, Improved Applets, Simplified Global Shortcuts, Other improvements, We’re in Wayland!|
|5.9||January 31, 2017|
|5.10||May 30, 2017|
|5.11||October 10, 2017|
KDE Plasma 5 is the default desktop environment on Kubuntu since version 15.04
openSUSE Tumbleweed uses version 5.3