KaOS 2017.02 snapshot released with latest Plasma desktop

Following the monthly release schedule, KaOS project has announced release of KaOS 2017.02, latest monthly snapshot for us based, independently developed rolling GNU/Linux distribution delivering most modern bleeding edge KDE Plasma experience.

KDE components packed with this monthly snapshot includes KDE Frameworks 5.31.0, Plasma Desktop 5.9.2, KDE Applications 16.12.2 and some other KDE applications which are still under development. All these packages are build against Qt 5.8.0.

Most notable major updates to the base of the system are Qt 5.8.0, Readline 7.0, Bash 4.4 Perl 5.24.1, Systemd 232, Xorg-Server 1.19.1, Linux 4.9.10, Glibc 2.25, GCC 5.4.1, Binutils 2.27 Protobuf 3.2.0, Libwebp 0.6.0, Gstreamer 1.10.3 and a move to qtwebkit-tp replacing no longer maintained qt5-webkit.

KaOS repositories no longer provide Qt 4. It is a good three years ago that development for Qt 4 stopped, late 2015 all support including security fixes ended. Any application that has not made the transition to Qt 5 in all this time can no longer be supported in KaOS. Either they actually are no longer maintained or their development is ignoring the implications of building on a possible insecure toolkit.
For more details, see release announcement in KaOS website.

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