The KDE Project introduced the discharge and common availability of the ninth upkeep replace to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.12 desktop surroundings collection.
Released multiple and a half years in the past, the KDE Plasma 5.12 collection is at the moment the most recent LTS (Long Term Support) model of the acclaimed desktop surroundings for Linux-based working programs. KDE Plasma 5.12.9 LTS is right here six months after the KDE Plasma 5.12.eight LTS launch as yet one more upkeep replace that addresses a complete of 24 points and updates translations.
"Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.12.9. Plasma 5.12 was released in February 2018 with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds six months' worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important," reads the discharge announcement.
Noteworthy adjustments within the KDE Plasma 5.12.9 LTS replace embody the power for the Trashcan applet to make use of the identical shadow settings because the desktop icons, improved crispness of labels within the Folder View, correctly translated media controls within the lock display screen, improved dictionary runner to seek out definitions, and help for correctly restoring the present desktop from session.
Future releases will likely be made provided that they're required
KDE Plasma 5.12.9 LTS seems to be the final scheduled upkeep replace for the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.12 desktop surroundings collection because the KDE Project introduced that future level releases will likely be made provided that they're required to patch crucial safety vulnerabilities or to incorporate essential bug fixes that may make the Plasma desktop to crash.
If you're utilizing the KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS desktop surroundings, we advocate updating to the KDE Plasma 5.12.9 LTS level launch as quickly because the packages land within the steady software program repositories of your favourite GNU/Linux distribution. The subsequent LTS (Long Term Support) collection of the KDE Plasma desktop surroundings will likely be KDE Plasma 5.18, which is slated for launch in mid-February 2020.