Thursday, January 5. 2017
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The latest updates for KDE's Plasma and Applications series are now available to all Chakra users, together with other important package upgrades.
Plasma 5.8.5 provides another round of bugfixes and translation to the 5.8 release, with changes found mostly in the plasma-desktop, plasma-workspace and kscreen packages.
Applications 16.12.0 is the first release of a new series and comes with several changes. kdelibs has been updated to 4.14.27.
1. New features have been introduced in many packages:
2. The following packages have now been ported to KDE Frameworks 5, with new features introduced in many cases:
3. kdepim further split into new packages: akonadi-calendar-tools, akonadi-import-wizard, grantlee-editor, kmail-account-wizard, mbox-importer, pim-data-exporter, pim-sieve-editor, pim-storage-service-manager
If you want to install the whole kdepim group you can use:
sudo pacman -S kdepim
4. The following packages are no longer supported by KDE and have been dropped from our repositories. You should remove them from your system manually if you do not use them but happen to have them installed:
sudo pacman -Rdd kdepim-common
In addition, the following notable packages have been updated:
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.
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