Software Update: KDE Plasma 5.20

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KDE has released version 5.20 of Plasma. Plasma Workspaces is a popular desktop environment developed primarily for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. There are also versions for Windows and macOS, but they are much less advanced in their development. The KDE Plasma graphical user interface is based on QML and uses OpenGL for hardware acceleration. The full release notes for version 5.20 can here are found, this is the announcement for this release:

Plasma 5.20 – New and improved inside and out

Everyday utilities and tools, such as the Panels, Task Manager, Notifications and System Settings, have all been overhauled to make them more usable, efficient, and friendlier.

Meanwhile, developers are hard at work adapting Plasma and all its bits and pieces to Wayland. Once done, Plasma will not only be readier for the future, but will also work better with touchscreens and multiple screens with different refresh rates and DPIs. Plasma will also offer better support for hardware-accelerated graphics, be more secure, and enjoy many more advantages. Although still work in progress, 5.20 already offers users many of the benefits of Plasma on Wayland.

Version number 5.20
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, BSD, Solaris
Website K THE
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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