Tuesday, 4 May 2021. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.21.5.
Plasma 5.21 was released in February 2021 with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.
This release adds a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include:
- Fix crash when stopping PipeWire streaming. Commit.
- Fix crash on drag-and-drop over panel. Commit. Fixes bug #398440
- Lockscreen: also activate lock screen windows. Commit. Fixes bug #427882
- Platforms/drm: Fix crash in EglGbmBackend::presentOnOutput(). Commit.
The easiest way to try it out is with a live image booted off a USB disk. Docker images also provide a quick and easy way to test Plasma.
Distributions have created, or are in the process of creating, packages listed on our wiki page.
You can install Plasma 5 directly from source.
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Discuss Plasma 5 on the KDE Forums Plasma 5 board.
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