Help test Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.1 for Kubuntu Backports!

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Sun Oct 29 21:03:20 UTC 2017

Thank you Simon for getting this together, and publicizing it. More below -

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 2:46 PM, Simon Quigley <tsimonq2 at> wrote:
> Have you been using the Kubuntu Backports PPA on Kubuntu 16.04 LTS? Help
> us test the latest release of KDE Plasma LTS and Krita 3.3.1! Our goal
> is to release these updates to users on Saturday, November 4, 2017
> barring any issues.
> You can find the full changelog for KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS here[1], which
> shows what fixes are included in this update.
> In order to install these updates to test, you must have the Backports
> PPA installed already on a Kubuntu 16.04 LTS system. In order to do
> that, run the following in a terminal:
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports && sudo apt update &&
> sudo apt full-upgrade
> Once that is done, log out and log back in (a reboot wouldn’t hurt).
> Then, to add the Backports Landing PPA, run the following:
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports-landing && sudo apt
> update && sudo apt full-upgrade
> Another logout and login is needed.
> If you run into any issues, we recommend that you join #kubuntu-devel on
> freenode and let us know. Otherwise as a last resort you can subscribe
> to the kubuntu-devel mailing list[2] and send us an email.
> Happy testing!
> [1]
> [2]
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> Simon Quigley
> tsimonq2 at
> tsimonq2 on freenode and OFTC
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Test please! In particular, as always, we need i386 testers on i386
machines if we are to continue support of 386.

Also, help spread the word through your various social media.



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