What's that I see in the Backports PPA? Is that 5.24? Why, it is!

Users on Kubuntu 21.10 "Impish Indri" can add `ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports` and get the latest and greatest Plasma release today.

Read more about Plasma 5.24.0 over at the official release announcement: kde.org/announcements/plasma/5 but here's one fun highlight that's also a bit of a blast from the past: the Cover Flip animation is an option for task-switching again! 🎉

5.22 Beta is available for testers (or just general daredevils) on Kubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute Hippo" and the 21.10 "Impish Indri" development builds.



Rolling out as we speak: 21.04, codenamed Hirsute Hippo! Based on but featuring Plasma 5.21 as the default desktop alongside many other updates at all levels of the wonderful stack that makes up our cool blue flavor.

Download: kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/

Upgrade: help.ubuntu.com/community/Hirs

Enjoy: 😀

P.S. For anyone curious, looks like Sylvia Ritter already has another of her beautiful release images up already for Hirsute Hippo!

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Aaaand here it is, 20.10 Groovy Gorilla is out! Plasma 5.19.5 and KDE Applications 20.08 out of the box (so to speak).


20.04.1 has been released! If you were waiting on the first point release before upgrading to our current Long-Term Support version, now's the time :) Users on 18.04 should see upgrade notifications soon™.


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