How to Install KDE Plasma 5.10.5 On Ubuntu 17.04

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KDE released a new Bugfix update to the KDE Plasma desktop 5.10.5.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of KDE Plasma desktop 5.10.5 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 and Fedora 23-25

Installation can be done easily from the official backports PPA and this version 5.10.5 comes will small bugfixes but important and new translations also added

What's New in KDE Plasma 5.10.5?

  • Auto generates desktop file for url handling.
  • Remove the navigation-enabled concept.
  • Fix license, comply with our naming scheme.
  • Don't disable the updates action when there are no updates.
  • Some elements aren't reporting a big preview.
  • Fallback to the package icon if there isn't a stock icon as well.
  • Prevent memory leak.
  • Make sure we don't crash when opening flatpakrepo files.
  • Make it possible to prevent some resources from being Reviewed.
  • Don't show the version if there's none on the ApplicationPage.
  • Make sure we don't render HTML on the Discover page header.

Changelog Link

For complete changelog, refer this link

Installation steps

For Ubuntu

Step 1: Add the official backports ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
Step 2: Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install the KDE Plasma Desktop

For New installations
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
For upgrade
sudo apt full-upgrade (or) sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

For Fedora

Before installation make sure your repository is up-to-date
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install @kde-desktop

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