05 Apr 2016

KDE Plasma 5.62 Released With New Features

KDE has announced the general availability of KDE Plasma 5.6.2, the second maintenance release in the stable KDE Plasma 5.6 series of the acclaimed desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.6.2. Plasma 5.6 was released in March with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

Those were the words to kick off today’s announcement of KDE Plasma 5.62 by the KDE team.

Changes in 5.62

  • The Weather plasmoid now supports BBC’s new JSON-based search and modified XML.
  • Support for Qt 5.7 has been added to the Oxygen and Breeze themes.
  • Calendar applet can now clear the selection before it goes into hiding.

KDE Plasma 5.6.3 is planned for April 19, 2016. There’s news that there will be three more point releases before KDE’s 5.7 update.

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