Linux News Today: Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.5.4 and Calligra 2.9.11 Office Suite

Users of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system were informed this past weekend by the project’s maintainer Neofytos Kolokotronis of the availability of two essential software distributions for the rolling OS.

Therefore, we also feel obliged to announce our readers who use the Chakra GNU/Linux distribution on their personal computers that the latest, recently released KDE Plasma 5.5.4 desktop environment and Calligra 2.9.11 office suite have just landed in the default software repositories of the Linux kernel-based operating system.

“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,” said Neofytos Kolokotronis in the announcement. “Most of our mirrors take 12-24h to synchronize, after which it should be safe to upgrade.”

We won’t write here what’s new in the KDE Plasma 5.5.4 and Calligra 2.9.11 releases because you can check the links above for some in-depth articles, but we can tell you that you should update your Chakra GNU/Linux system to these builds as soon as possible. Most certainly, you’ll notice some performance improvements after the update.

In related news, Chakra GNU/Linux users received an updated multimedia group of packages, which included systemd 228, FFmpeg 2.8.5, GStreamer 1.6.3, PulseAudio 8.0, digiKam 5.0.0 Beta 3, Wine 1.9.2, Mozilla Firefox 44.0, KDevelop 4.7.3, grub2-editor 0.7.0, as well as a Qt 5-based VLC Media Player build.

Via Softpedia