It’s here! Plasma 5.2 has been released just yesterday and you don’t have to wait a single minute longer to update your beloved Fedora boxes
I won’t go into detail here about all the new awesome
things that are waiting for you in Plasma 5.2, but I totally recommend that you go and read Plasma 5.2: The Quintessential Breakdown
by Ken Vermette while you are waiting for your package manager to wade through the update. You can also read the official Plasma 5.2 release announcement
, it has fancy animated screenshots ;).
And there’s other news related to Plasma 5.2 and Fedora: Fedora rawhide has bee updated to Plasma 5.2 too. This means that KDE SIG will ship Plasma 5 in Fedora 22
! Of course we will still maintain the Copr repository for our Fedora 20 and Fedora 21 users.
So, how to get Plasma 5.2 on Fedora?
On rawhide, just do
. On Fedora 20 and Fedora 21, if you are already running Plasma 5.1.2 fromdvratil/plasma-5 Copr, then all you need to do is to run
If you are running Plasma 5.1.95 (aka Plasma 5.2 beta) from
Copr, then it’s time to switch back to stable:
dnf copr disable dvratil/plasma-5-beta dnf copr enable dvratil/plasma-5 dnf update
If you are still running KDE 4 and you want to update to Plasma 5.2, just follow the instructions ondvratil/plasma-5 Copr page.
And if you don’t feel like installing Plasma 5 on your production box right away and would like to just try it out, there’s a live ISO for you
. This time I did not
forget to add Anaconda, so once you decide that Plasma 5 is good enough for you, you can just install it right from the ISO
Oh, and if anyone is around in Brno next week for DevConf
, let us know and we can informally meet for ceremonious consumption of beer to celebrate the Plasma release