Plasma 5.6.3 and Applications 16.04.0 by KDE now available

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This announcement is also available in Italian and Taiwanese Mandarin.

The latest updates for KDE's Plasma and Applications series are now available to all Chakra users, together with other package updates. A manual intervention is needed for this upgrade, due to a preexisting file that was dropped and now reintroduced in the kde-runtime package. To properly perfom this update please follow these instructions:

$ sudo pacman -Syu > this will return the expected error

$ sudo pacman -S kde-runtime --force > this will workaround the problem

$ sudo pacman -Syu > to continue the upgrade as usual

Plasma 5.6.3 includes a month's worth of bugfixes and new translations, with the changes being related to the plasma desktop and workspace, kwin and addons.

Applications 16.04 include kcolorchooser, kfloppy, kmahjongg and krdc which have now been ported to Frameworks 5. A new music application, minuet, is also introduced. Several bugs have been fixed and many new features added to packages like the kontact suite, kdenlive, ark, okular, khelpcenter, and kleopatra.

Other notable package upgrades:

  • exiv2 0.25 and libgit2 0.24 received updates that brake backwards compatibility. If you have local packages or packages installed from CCR that depend on them you will probably have to rebuild them.
  • digikam 5.0.0-beta6
  • openjdk 8.u92
  • hugin 2016.0.0
  • kdevelop 4.90.91-1
  • zanshin 0.4.0-1

    It should be safe to answer yes to any replacement question by Pacman. If in doubt or if you face another issue in relation to this update, please ask or report it on the related forum section.

    Most of our mirrors take 12-24h to synchronize, after which it should be safe to upgrade. To be sure, please use the mirror status page to check that your mirror synchronized with our main server after this announcement.

  • See original: Planet KDE Plasma 5.6.3 and Applications 16.04.0 by KDE now available