Chakra GNU/Linux maintainer Neofytos Kolokotronis has been happy to inform the community about the availability of the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and software applications in the main repositories of the distribution.
We bet that Chakra GNU/Linux users have been waiting for this announcement for quite a while now, and the main reason for that is the KDE Plasma 5.7.3 desktop environment, which brings a month’s worth of bug fixes, updated language translations, and improvements to many KDE apps and core components.
In addition to the KDE Plasma 5.7.3 desktop environment, Chakra GNU/Linux users can now install some of the latest open-source applications, among which we can mention the Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.2 virtualization software, SQLite 3.13.0 SQL database engine, LibreOffice 5.1.5 office suite, Mozilla Firefox 48.0 web browser, and Wine 1.9.16.
Nvidia 367.27 graphics drivers now available
There’s also good news for those of you who own Nvidia graphics cards, as the Chakra GNU/Linux repos now include the Nvidia 367.27 video driver. Support for GTK+ applications has been improved as well thanks to the implementation of the GTK+ 3.20.6 GUI toolkit, and laptop-mode-tools 1.69.2 is here to enhance laptop support in Chakra.
“It should be safe to answer yes to any replacement question by Pacman. If in doubt or if you face another issue in relation to this update, please ask or report it on the related forum section,” says Neofytos Kolokotronis in the announcement. “Most of our mirrors take 12-24h to synchronize, after which it should be safe to upgrade.”
Therefore, we are urging all users of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system to update their installations as soon as possible by opening their favorite terminal emulator app and running the “sudo pacman -Syu” command (without quotes) to receive all the goodies mentioned above.