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KDE Plasma 5.9 Desktop Launches January 31, 2017, Next LTS Arrives August 2018

That’s right, we’re talking here about KDE Plasma 5.9, whose development will start first thing next year, in 2017. The upcoming desktop environment will enter Feature Freeze stage on January 12, when we’ll also be able to download the Beta pre-release and take it for a test drive on our favorite GNU/Linux operating systems. The final release of KDE Plasma 5.9 is hitting the streets on January 31, 2017, and will be a normal branch with five maintenance updates. The first one, KDE Plasma 5.9.1 should land on February 7, followed one week later by KDE Plasma 5.9.2, on Valentine’s_Day. Two weeks later, on February 28, we shall be able to update to KDE Plasma 5.9.3.