KaOS 2018.06 released with Plasma 5.13.1

The KaOS team has announced the release of KaOS 2018.06, the latest stable snapshot of rolling GNU/Linux distribution offering a lean Plasma experience.  This release includes latest cutting-edge packages including Plasma Desktop 5.13.1.

A preview of KaOS 2018.06 Desktop
The main highlights of Plasma Desktop 5.13.1 include optimized startup, improved memory usage, and better runtime performance. It also ships multiple visual improvements along with experimental support for GTK global menu integration.
Also new is KaOS’ creation Croeso (Welsh for welcome) for helping with configuring a new install. It will run on the newly installed system and offers to adjust some 15 commonly used settings and replaces the formerly used, PyQt based first run wizard Kaptan. It also includes a custom Wallpaper selector, distribution info, and news. It is written in QML and fits well with the Welcome application used in the Live system. The latter now includes a fully rewritten (also in QML) Installation Guide.

As always with this rolling distribution, you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.47.0, Plasma 5.13.1, KDE Applications 18.04.2. All built on Qt 5.11.1.

The build server hardware sponsor Dezponia has provided KaOS with a new server. The old server was put into use August 2013, received a KaOS install at that time. It served as the main KaOS builder all that time, never needed a reinstall, even went through the KDE 4 to Plasma 5 transition remotely (always updated over ssh). That server had an 8 core CPU and 16 Gb of RAM. It is now re-purposed toward other duties for Dezponia.
For a detailed list of features & screenshots, see KaOS 2018.06 release announcement published on KaOS website.

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