The KDE Project introduced that the following LTS (Long Term Support) collection of their acclaimed KDE Plasma desktop surroundings for Linux-based operation methods might be KDE Plasma 5.18.

The present LTS (Long Term Support) collection of the KDE Plasma desktop surroundings is KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS, which lately acquired its final scheduled upkeep replace, KDE Plasma 5.12.9, which implies that it really reached finish of life and can not obtain level launch besides provided that essential safety points or bugs have to be addressed.

Therefore, the KDE Project talked with numerous GNU/Linux distribution distributors about which subsequent LTS collection of the KDE Plasma desktop surroundings will swimsuit them, and two of the most important distros requested that the following long-term supported KDE Plasma collection might be KDE Plasma 5.18, which was slated for launch early subsequent 12 months.

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS might be launched on February 11th, 2020

While the KDE Plasma 5.17 desktop surroundings shouldn’t be out but, anticipated to be launched later this fall on October 15th, the KDE Project already revealed the discharge date of the ultimate KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS desktop surroundings as February 11th, 2020. The beta model might be accessible for testing on January 16th, 2020.

Being a long-term supported collection, the KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS desktop surroundings will rely upon the Qt 5.12 LTS open-source utility framework, in addition to the KDE Frameworks 5.66 open-source software program suite. However, KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS can even be appropriate with the newer Qt 5.13 launch to permit extra distros to supply it on their archives.

In associated information, the KDE Project additionally revealed the deliberate launch dates for the KDE Plasma 5.19 and KDE Plasma 5.20 desktop environments, which is able to hit the streets on June ninth and October 13th respectively. Furthermore, they introduced that the following LTS collection after KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS might be KDE Plasma 6.0, however no launch date was specified.

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