Linux News Today: Chakra GNU/Linux Devs to Refine the KDE Plasma 5 Implementation in 2016
Today, December 29, 2015, the developers of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system have published the distribution’s plans for 2016, along with their best wishes to the community.
In the blog post, Neofytos Kolokotronis would like to thank the entire Chakra GNU/Linux community for their 2015 contributions to the rolling-release operating system, wishing them a Happy New Year, as well as to inform all Chakra GNU/Linux users about the upcoming features, which will be implemented in the distribution during 2016.
“We would like to wish to all the Chakra community a happy and prosperous 2016,” said Neofytos Kolokotronis. “We take this opportunity to share a big and warm thank you to all of you for supporting us, reporting bugs and providing fixes, helping each other through our forums and wiki, donating, showing patience when needed, and spreading the word about our distribution.”
Here’s what’s coming to Chakra GNU/Linux in 2016
For 2016, the Chakra GNU/Linux developers promise to concentrate their efforts on refining and improving the KDE Plasma 5 implementation, maintain the distribution’s default repositories by removing obsolete packages and all sorts of cruft, as well as to update all the important applications and core components.
Moreover, they promise to switch to Qt 5-based solutions if the respective applications prove to be reliable, use Akabei as the default package manager, which offers users a modern graphical user interface and it is inspired by Arch Linux’s pacman, and revamp the project’s website with modern elements that promise better communication between Chakra developers and users.
Chakra GNU/Linux is inspired by the famous, lightweight and customizable Arch Linux operating system, and 2016 looks like a productive year for the KDE-based distribution. We here at Softpedia recommend new Linux users to try Chakra GNU/Linux if they want a modern KDE Plasma desktop environment, as well as an up-to-date software repository offered by a rolling-release distro.