Keith C. Perry on 11 Apr 2016 09:44:58 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] KDE Neon

I've been using Plasma 5 on my Arch partition for some weeks now and I do like it- amazingly they smoothed out a couple of things just when I thought they couldn't.  I'm looking forward to my Kubuntu 14.04 upgrade to 16.04 to see how much of my KDE 4 settings persists to Plasma 5.  Should be interesting...

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Helledy" <>
To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 12:36:45 PM
Subject: [PLUG] KDE Neon

For various reasons, the version of KDE provided with mainstream linux 
distributions lags far behind what its developers are currently working 
on (KDE 5.6, while for example the LTS release of Kubuntu, 14.04, still 
has KDE 4).  So, the organization has created a project called Neon, 
which will be two things:
1.  A replacement set of KDE packages for Kubuntu (and other Ubuntu flavors)
2.  An installable live CD of Kubuntu, with its KDE already replaced 
with the latest versions.

Currently, 2. is using Ubuntu 15.10, but they plan to use only LTS 
versions once 16.04 is out.  So this should be a usable OS, not just a 
demonstration project.  That will be the "User Edition" of Neon when 
it's released.

As a KDE user, I took the "Developer Edition" out for a spin, and I have 
to say I like KDE 5.

Here's the main download page.

I used the git-stable branch image.  I couldn't test every possible 
thing of course but I liked what I saw.  The only thing that didn't seem 
to work properly is the Discover app, which is the software store.  At 
first I thought I might be having trouble figuring it out but it's 
apparently not ready for prime time.  I apt-got synaptic and went from 
there.  Other than that it looks nice.  Maybe worthy of consideration 
for any new machines once 16.04 comes out (next week).

Greg Helledy
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