Plasma 5.23 was released in October 2021 with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.
This release adds three weeks’ worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include:
- Breeze style: Reduce groove opacity for greater contrast with scrollbar/slider/etc. Commit. Fixes bug #444203
- Applets/weather: Make cursor a pointing hand when hovering over source link. Commit.
- Plasma Systemmonitor: Don’t make right click popup modal. Commit.
The easiest way to try it out is with a live image booted off a USB disk. Docker images also provide a quick and easy way to test Plasma.
Distributions have created, or are in the process of creating, packages listed on our wiki page.
You can install Plasma 5 directly from source.