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Plasma 5.8 Now Available!

Packages for Plasma 5.8 and KDE Frameworks 5.27 is now available in the community repository. Plasma 5.8 is the first Long Term Support release of KDE Plasma desktop - don't worry, we will jump straight onto Plasma 5.9 when it comes out.

Plasma 5.8 comes with a large collection of changes and improvement over Plasma 5.7:

  • A re-designed login screen and lock screen, a long with a new startup splash screen (KSplash).
  • Discover (Plasma's Software Center) has a fully re-designed interface.
  • Enhanced functionality for Task Manager applet on Plasma Panels, more control to you.
  • Dynamic wallpapers for the desktop and the lock screen.


With this update, AOSC OS specific brandings are now included by default, bringing a more specialized look for AOSC OS with KDE Plasma Desktop.


Plasma lock screen.


KSPlash on Plasma startup.

Relevant documentation: