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KDE Plasma is a graphical desktop environment with customizable layouts and panels, supporting virtual desktops and widgets. It is available on most Linux distributions and FreeBSD.

Release Released Active Support Critical bug fixes Latest
6.0 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(28 Feb 2024)
Yes Yes 6.0.5
(21 May 2024)
5.27 (LTS) 1 year and 3 months ago
(14 Feb 2023)
Yes Yes 5.27.11
(06 Mar 2024)
5.26 1 year and 7 months ago
(11 Oct 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(14 Feb 2023)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(14 Feb 2023)
5.26.5
(03 Jan 2023)
5.25 1 year and 11 months ago
(14 Jun 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(11 Oct 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(11 Oct 2022)
5.25.5
(06 Sep 2022)
5.24 (LTS) 2 years and 3 months ago
(08 Feb 2022)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(14 Jun 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(14 Oct 2022)
5.24.7
(14 Oct 2022)
5.23 2 years and 7 months ago
(14 Oct 2021)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(03 Feb 2022)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(03 Feb 2022)
5.23.5
(04 Jan 2022)
5.18 (LTS) 4 years ago
(11 Feb 2020)
Ended 3 years and 11 months ago
(04 Jun 2020)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(11 Feb 2022)
5.18.8
(19 Oct 2021)

KDE Plasma releases roughly three major feature releases a year, with one Long Term Support release every other year. There is a detailed schedule for future bug fix releases and major releases.

Release Cadence

  • The last Plasma 5 release will be version 5.27 LTS and the end of critical bug fixes is not yet announced.
  • Bugfix tags/releases are made on Tuesdays in a Fibonacci sequence of weeks (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) after each previous release of the same series.

More information is available on the KDE Plasma website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
plasmashell -v

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

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