The new KDE Plasma and KDE Frameworks packages are now out of Beta and users can test them in various systems, including Ubuntu. In fact, installing the latest KDE is quite easy now because there is a PPA available.
A lot of users are anxious to use the latest Plasma desktop because it’s quite different from the old one. We can call it “the old one” even if the latest branch, 4.14.x, is still maintained until November.
The KDE developers split the project into three major components: Plasma, Frameworks, and Applications. Plasma is actually the desktop and everything that goes with it, Frameworks is made up of all the libraries and other components, and Applications gathers all the regular apps that are usually KDE-specific.
Submitted by: Silviu Stahie