After informing us the other day about the availability of new ISO respins of the KDE Plasma Wayland images, ex-Kubuntu leader Jonathan Riddell has now announced the release of KDE Neon 5.7.
For those behind on their KDE Neon reading, we’ll take this opportunity to inform them that the open-source initiative promises to offer ISO images as well as a repository that can be added on top of Kubuntu or any other Ubuntu flavor, with the most recent KDE Plasma, KDE Applications, and KDE Frameworks technologies.
There are currently two editions available for the KDE Neon project, namely a user edition and a developer one. As you might have already guessed, the KDE Neon User Edition is designed to be used as a daily driver for end users, and the KDE Neon Developer Edition includes software packages and KDE software that contain unstable versions.
KDE Neon comes hot on the heels of KDE Plasma 5.7
If you are a fan of the KDE Plasma desktop environment and you’re curious to get a taste of a new release as soon as its out, KDE Neon is for you. Today, July 5, 2016, the KDE project had the great pleasure of announcing the release of KDE Plasma 5.7, but it might take a while until it lands in the main repos of various GNU/Linux distributions.
Therefore, KDE Neon has been updated to version 5.7 based on the just released KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment. “When version numbers merge to a singularity we reach the perfection that is KDE neon 5.7. Featuring the newly released Qt 5.7 and the freshly built KDE Plasma 5.7,” said Jonathan Riddell in today’s announcement.
Those of you who are currently running the KDE Neon 5.6 User Edition on your personal computer can now upgrade your installations to KDE Neon 5.7. Otherwise, if you’re a newcomer or just want to have a quick taste of the KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop, go ahead and download the KDE Neon 5.7 Live ISO images.