Linux News Today: KDE Announces the Release of KDE Applications 16.04 for KDE Plasma 5 Desktop
Today, April 20, 2016, KDE has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the final KDE Applications 16.04 software collection for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.
KDE Applications 16.04 is the next major release of the project that contains all the important KDE apps and utilities that KDE Plasma users need for their modern desktop environment, and it should be considered a drop-in replacement for the now-deprecated KDE Applications 15.12 release.
“KDE Applications 16.04 with an impressive array of upgrades when it comes to better ease of access, the introduction of highly useful functionalities and getting rid of those minor issues which lead to KDE Applications now getting a step closer to offering you the perfect setup for your device,” reads today’s announcement.
Here’s what’s new in KDE Applications 16.04
Prominent new features in KDE Applications 16.04 include a new app called Minuet, which aims to be a music education software that offers complete MIDI support with volume control, pitch, and tempo, as well as major improvements to the KHelpCenter app, which is now being distributed as part of the KDE Applications suite, and the biggest release, so far, of the Kdenlive non-linear video editor with cool new features.
Moreover, the Kontact Suite saw many enhancements as well, the KMahjongg, KColorChooser, KRDC, and KFloppy apps were ported to KDE Frameworks 5, and the Ark archive manager comes now with a properties dialog that gives users all the information they need about an archive, such as its type, MD5, SHA-1, or SHA-256 cryptographic hashes, as well as compressed and uncompressed size.
Lastly, KDE Applications 16.04 ships today with an updated Okular document viewer app that features customizable inline annotation width border, GnuPG 2.1 support for the Kleopatra certificate manager and unified crypto GUI, and dozens of small under-the-hood improvements. KDE Applications 16.04 should be available soon in the main software repositories of the most popular GNU/Linux operating systems.