KDE Neon development version with Plasma 5.9 now available

plasma 5.9

This week we got some interesting news about Plasma 5.9. Specifically, an ISO image of KDE Neon that incorporates a development version of Plasma 5.9 on Wayland, the graphical server that promises to be a standard during 2017.

This KDE Neon ISO image can be downloaded for testing and know what is new in Plasma 5.9 but it is still a development image so it is not suitable for use in production equipment or servers, for that are virtual machines such as VirtualBox

Earlier this year we met the news that the final version of Plasma 5.9 would arrive at the end of this month to our operating systems, something interesting and surprising for many who still do not have even Plasma 5.8.

We already warned you that during the next few days we would receive news about the development, but of course we did not believe that an ISO image would be released to be able to test the novelties of Plasma 5.9.

Plasma 5.9 will fit the Wayland graphics engine, but MIR yet?

Personally, I have not tried the ISO image yet, an image that you can get from this link, but I do know that Plasma 5.9 will get along or at least will try to get along with Wayland, the graphical server that is intended to replace X.Org.

The announcement of this image was made by Riddell, former leader of Kubuntu and current developer of the KDE Neon distribution. It is also intended that this ISO image is useful to know the problems or bugs that the desktop may have, the server and the distribution in general.

KDE Neon is based on Ubuntu LTS so there is no doubt that this new version of Plasma will also be in the next version of Ubuntu, But How will Plasma 5.9 get along with XMir? What will Plasma 5.9 bring back? Have you tried the new version of Plasma?


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