Tuesday, February 21. 2017
This announcement is also available in Spanish and Taiwanese Mandarin.
The latest updates for KDE's Plasma, Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users.
Included with this update, is an update of the ncurses, readline and gnutls related group of packages, as well as many other important updates in our core repository. Be aware that during this update, your screen might turn black. If that is the case and it does not automatically restore after some time, then please switch to tty3 with Ctrl+Alt+F3 and then switch back to the Plasma session with Ctrl+Alt+F7. If that does not work, please give enough time for the upgrade to complete before shutting down. You can check your cpu usage using 'top' after logging in within tty3. You can reboot within tty3 using 'shutdown --reboot'.
The Plasma 5.9.2 release provides additional bugfixes to the many new features and changes that were introduced in 5.9.0 aimed at enhancing users' experience:
Applications 16.12.2 include more than 20 recorded bugfixes and improvements to 'kdepim, dolphin, kate, kdenlive, ktouch, okular, among others.'.
Frameworks 5.31.0 include python bindings to many modules in addition to the usual bugfixes and improvements.
Other notable package upgrades and changes:
gnutls 3.5.8: If you have local or CCR packages that require it, they might need a rebuild
ncurses 6.0+20170204: If you have local or CCR packages that require it, they might need a rebuild
readline 7.0.001: If you have local or CCR packages that require it, they might need a rebuild
fcitx-qt 5 1.1.0
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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