KDE Plasma 5.12 Desktop Environment Lands January 2018 as the Next LTS Release

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

KDE developer and KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is today announcing that the next LTS (Long Term Support) series of the KDE Plasma desktop environment will be version 5.12, due for release in January 2018.

A meeting was held recently by the KDE Plasma development team to decide what version of the desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions will become LTS to replace the current long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 series, which should reach end of life on April 10, 2018, with the KDE Plasma 5.9.8 LTS release.

“The Plasma team had a mammoth 2.5 hour meeting to discuss some of the aspects of the Plasma releases going forward. Much of the debate was around when to do an LTS release and we’ve gone with Plasma 5.12 due in January,” reveals Jonathan Riddell in his latest blog announcement.

The decision was mostly taken because of the openSUSE Project, which needs to deploy an LTS … (read more)

From: Softpedia