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    Plasma updated to 5.12.7 in Kubuntu

    I do not see an announcement for this anywhere, but you can get the latest LTS release of Plasma 5.12.7, via the Kubuntu Updates PPA

    This has quite a few bug fixes, quite a large portion of them relating to Discover

    Eventually, this should make it into the official archives, as previous point releases of Plasma have, after some time of usage and testing.


    I recommend using this PPA. It has been the standard way these sorts of updates have been delivered to users for years.

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    I used this PPA a few days ago to update to Plasma 5.12.7, without any problems then or since.

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    Thanks for the info (I don't know about this ppa...).

    Regards.

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    Oh, was not aware of this PPA (was patiently waiting for some news about new goodies in Backports). Time to enable that PPA

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    So, if it's that good and stable, why is it not in the regular repos?

    Is it alpha, beta, some level of RC? And how long does it take to get promoted to the repos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jglen490 View Post
    So, if it's that good and stable, why is it not in the regular repos?

    Is it alpha, beta, some level of RC? And how long does it take to get promoted to the repos?
    Good question. https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ppa/+archive/ubuntu/ppa only states, "Updates for Kubuntu releases which are due to go to Ubuntu Updates. Mostly KDE point releases" which doesn't say much.
    Last edited by nlsthzn; Oct 12th 2018 at 12:52 PM. Reason: Grammar are hard
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    Quote Originally Posted by jglen490 View Post
    So, if it's that good and stable, why is it not in the regular repos?

    Is it alpha, beta, some level of RC? And how long does it take to get promoted to the repos?
    Because Ubuntu does not let people just upload whatever packages to the main archive without testing, proposing the changes, etc.
    The reason there was no announcement is because they are aiming to do this process quickly, so it can get into Main faster. There is no ETA, though. As a minor point release it will not be hard to do.

    As for PPAs, the two different ones have different purposes.
    the Backports PPA provides stuff from the next or upcoming release backported to an older release. ie Plasma 5.14.x for 18.04, upgrading from the current 5.12.x , if that happens. This will be tough as we need a newer Qt than what is in 18,04, and simply upgrading that in the the PPA as well as Plasma does not work, as there would be many things that would break if we did so. Look at KDE Neon and the non-KDE Qt-based stuff that won't work there.

    Now, for minor point releases, the Updates PPA is where to go. These are the ones that end up in the main archive. 18.04 got Plasma LTS version 5.12.6 after release, for example, after landing in this PPA. The original version was 5.12.4
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    Quote Originally Posted by jglen490 View Post
    So, if it's that good and stable, why is it not in the regular repos?

    Is it alpha, beta, some level of RC? And how long does it take to get promoted to the repos?
    I HAVE uploaded the packages.

    Currently waiting in the bionic upload queue to be checked by the SRU team.

    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/bionic/...mo=30&start=30

    Ready to be tracked in this:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...p/+bug/1794494

    It is just that everyone is a bit pre-occupied with Cosmic 18.10 at the moment.
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    I added the Update PPA and updated ~400 packages... then on a wim I also added backports and got another ~120 packages. Business as usual
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    So are there plans to beyond 5.12.x for 18.04?

    I really like my chrome KDE integration.

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