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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)|
KDE Plasma 5 is the default desktop environment on Kubuntu since version 15.04
openSUSE Tumbleweed uses version 5.3