Kernel 4.11.5 is now available for PCLinuxOS and can be installed via the Synaptic Package Manager. The technical changelog can be found here.
The KDE Plasma Desktop has been updated to 5.10.2. This update along with KDE applications currently at 17.04.2 and KDE frameworks currently at 5.35.0 brings the KDE Plasma desktop to the most current version from the KDE developers.
Qt 5.9.0 has been released. A lot of work has been put into it, making Qt 5.9 the best Qt version developed so far. Qt 5.9 another long-term supported (LTS) release. The previous LTS release, Qt 5.6, was starting to show it’s age, and many users asked for a more up to date version of Qt that they could use as a basis for long running projects. Some of the major changes since Qt 5.6 include more than 2000 bug fixes all over Qt5.
In addition to the Qt5 update, KDE apps have been updated to 17.04.02. Frameworks to 5.35.0 and the Plasma Desktop to 5.10.1
Please reboot after this update is complete through the Synaptic Package Manager to avoid future regret.
KDE Frameworks are 70 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner. In addition to the KDE Framworks update, KDE applications were updated to 17.04.1. Both updates are now available through the Synaptic Packager manager.
All of the KDE Plasma 5 applications have been updated to 17.04.0. The applications and the underlying libraries are more stable and easier to use. Full changelog can be seen here.
New kernels are now available for PCLinuxOS in your choice of version 4.10.13, 4.9.25 LTS and 4.4.65 LTS. All of the kernels provide updated drivers, bug fixes and security updates. PCLinuxOS allows you to install a new kernel next to your existing kernel so you can give it a test drive to make sure it is compatible with your existing hardware. Later if desired you can then remove your old kernel. Please note on first boot of a newly installed kernel may take a few minutes due to building video drivers to run with the new kernel. Later boots will return back to normal boot speed.
The latest stable release from kernel.org (4.10.8) is now available for installation through the PCLinuxOS Synaptic Package Manager. In addition to the 4.10.8 kernel, the LTS Kernel was updated to 4.9.20.
Many of the popular web browsers received updates this week. PaleMoon was updated to 27.2.1. Vivaldi updated to version 1.8.770.50. Google Chrome went to version 57.0.2987.133. Cyberfox updated to 52.0.3. Firefox got updated to 52.0.2. Flashpeak Slimjet went to version 188.8.131.52. Opera was updated to 44.0.2510.857. All of these browsers can be installed through the PCLinuxOS Synaptic Package Manager. Have fun!
The PCLinuxOS MATE image ISO has been updated to release 2017.03. The image includes all of the updates and bug fixes from the past month. The kernel was updated to 4.9.15. The MATE desktop was updated to the current release of 1.18.0. Nvidia current video driver was updated to 375.39. Mate Tweak was added to the ISO to provide additional tweaking options for the desktop. Please note, if you did an installation from a previous image then you can simply update from the Synaptic Package Manager to be current.
This updated ISO image is available from our MATE download page: http://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/mate/
Both LTS kernels were updated to their latest release for PCLinuxOS and are now available from the PCLinuxOS software repository. We are waiting for a few patches that we use in PCLinuxOS to catch up before we can release a 4.10.x kernel.
The MATE desktop has been updated to 1.18 and fresh packages are now available from the PCLinuxOS software repository. All the included applications and components were successfully ported to GTK+ 3. Additional information about his release can be found here.
KDE Frameworks packages have been updated to 5.32.0 for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to end users in a quick and predictable manner.
KDE Plasma 5 Application packages have been updated to 16.12.3. This update brings in more than 20 recorded bug fixes providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. This is the last update of the 16.x series. KDE Plasma 5 Applications 17.04 launches on April 20th.