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Testing KDE Plasma 5.23 Beta on Debian

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For KDE’s 25th birthday, Plasma 5.23 will be released on October 12th. A few days ago a beta version was released with many improvements compared to its predecessor. As expected, these affect Wayland, among other things, but also the Breeze theme, the kickoff start menu and the system settings. As a solid basis, Plasma 5.23 relies on Qt 5.15 and KDE Frameworks 5.86 and brings with it the current edition of KDE Gear, the former KDE Applications. The announcement expressly states that this is beta software that should not be used productively.

Test on different platforms

If you want to get a foretaste of the birthday edition now, you can do so at KDE neon or Arch Linux, among others. Now Debian has also joined in the form of the which has already been presented here several times repository by Norbert Preining, . The repository offers Plasma 5.23 Beta for Debian Stable, Testing and Unstable. Existing users of this repository only have to exchange the number 522 for 523 in the source list.

Windowsfx 11, a whole Linux flavored like Windows 11 and without the need for TPM

Newcomers enter the following lines in the source list:

deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/other-deps/DISTRIBUTION/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/frameworks/DISTRIBUTION/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/plasma523/DISTRIBUTION/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/apps2108/DISTRIBUTION/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/other/DISTRIBUTION/ ./

Where is the placeholder DISTRIBUTIONby Debian_11, Debian_Testingor Debian_Unstableto replace. Should the required after saving apt updateend in an error message, so can download.opensuse.orgin each case by the IP address 195.135.221.134be replaced.

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