Linux News Today: Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.2, Qt 5.7 and KDE Applications 16.04.3
Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis has announced today, July 25, 2016, the release of the latest KDE and Qt technologies, along with new software versions in the main repositories of the Linux kernel-based operating system.
Following a half-rolling release model and using some of the best Arch Linux technologies, Chakra GNU/Linux focuses on delivering the newest KDE software releases to its user base. Therefore, today we would like to inform our readers using Chakra GNU/Linux that they have received new goodies.
Mr. Kolokotronis and his team of skillful developers have managed to once again bring out the latest KDE Plasma desktop environment. Version 5.7.2 is included in this update, as are other components released this month, such as the KDE Applications 16.04.3 software suite and KDE Frameworks 5.24.0 collection of add-ons for the Qt 5.7.0 GUI toolkit, which is also available in today’s refresh.
“The latest updates for KDE’s Plasma, Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users, all of which have been built against the brand new Qt 5.7.0,” says Neofytos Kolokotronis in today’s announcement. “It should be safe to answer yes to any replacement question by Pacman. […] Most of our mirrors take 12-24h to synchronize, after which it should be safe to upgrade.”
Wine 1.9.15, Calibre 2.63.0, and Samba 4.3.11 are also available
But that’s not all, as the Chakra GNU/Linux devs have also managed to upgrade many other important and useful core components and applications. As such, if you upgrade your Chakra GNU/Linux installation today, you’ll also get the new Wine 1.9.15, Calibre 2.63.0 e-book library management tool, Rust 1.10.0 programming language, Qt Creator 4.0.3 IDE, Qmmp 1.1.1 music player, Samba 4.3.11, Mono 184.108.40.206, SDL2 2.0.4, and CCR 4.0.4.
Lastly, the libinput library has also been updated to version 1.3.1, and you might also get lots of other new software released, so we recommend that you make sure your Chakra GNU/Linux operating system is always up to date. To do that, run the pacman package manager from time to time, or check our website on a regular basis to find out if there is new software released for your Chakra GNU/Linux distro.