KDE Plasma 5.19 Released with Improved Wayland Support

June 9, 2020 — 3 Comments

KDE Plasma 5.16

KDE Plasma 5.19 was released today with many new features, stability improvements, and better Wayland support.

KDE Plasma 5.19 release highlights:

  • New wallpaper
  • New collection of user avatars.
  • Consistent system tray applets.
  • Rewritten system monitor widgets.
  • New configurable file indexing options for individual directories
  • New option to configure mouse / touchpad scroll speed on Wayland.
  • Overhaul system settings pages
  • Redesigned info center, added information about graphics hardware.
  • KWin Window Manager improvements
  • Discover now displays app version and easy to remove Flatpak repositories.
  • Updated KSysGuard that support systems with more than 12 CPU cores
  • Screen rotation for tablets and convertible laptops works on Wayland.

Download / Install Plasma 5.19:

The new release packages will be made into Kubuntu Backports PPA in a few days.

For live images, source tarball, go to KDE Plasma 5.19 release note.

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3 responses to KDE Plasma 5.19 Released with Improved Wayland Support

  1. “The new release packages will be made into Kubuntu Backports PPA in a few days.”
    I do not believe it – it is not a true. Maybe sometimes it would happen for non-LTS release. But no for LTS release. Sadly said, the Kubuntu Backports PPA do not work as we would expect.

  2. Where is ppa plasma 5.19??

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