The KDE team are hard at work to make the next major release of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, my current favourite desktop and the one used on the Steam Deck. Now, we actually have something of a proper roadmap to Plasma 6.0.
In an earlier blog post I covered from developer Nate Graham, it was mentioned that they were going for February but there was nothing really set in stone. Just in the last day though the official schedule was updated from a proposal to have some full dates on it so here's their current plan:
- 8 November 2023: Alpha - KDE Gear 24.01.75 / KDE Plasma 5.80.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.245.0.
- 29 November 2023: Beta 1 - KDE Gear 24.01.80 / KDE Plasma 5.90.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.246.0.
- 20 December 2023: Beta 2 - KDE Gear 24.01.85 / KDE Plasma 5.91.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.247.0.
- 10 January 2024: Release Candidate 1 - KDE Gear 24.01.90 / KDE Plasma 5.92.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.248.0.
- 31 January 2024: Release Candidate 2 - KDE Gear 24.01.95 / KDE Plasma 5.93.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.249.0.
- 21 February 2024: Private Tarball Release - KDE Gear 24.02.0 / KDE Plasma 6.0 / KDE Frameworks 6.0.
- 28 February 2024: Public Release - KDE Gear 24.02.0 / KDE Plasma 6.0 / KDE Frameworks 6.0.
Are you excited for the upcoming release? I'm keen to see all the Wayland improvements since I'm running the Plasma Wayland session by default now.