[Static] [NEXT] Updated to openSUSE Leap 42.2 base with Plasma 5.9

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S. B.

Feb 5, 2017, 5:45:35 PM2/5/17
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Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce a major update to the GeckoLinux Plasma NEXT edition. The purpose of this edition is not to replace the regular GeckoLinux Static Plasma release, but rather as an alternative for those who want the latest Plasma stable release on top of a stable openSUSE Leap base. This is achieved thanks to some additional OBS repositories together with the polished GeckoLinux configuration for the Plasma desktop. Like all GeckoLinux editions, Plasma NEXT can be smoothly updated from the official repositories of openSUSE and Packman as new package versions become available. In the case of the Plasma NEXT edition, the next major release of Plasma 5 will also be available from the official KDE repositories in the openSUSE Build Service whenever it is released at a future date.

What's new: A massive number of improvements have been made to the base system since the last release of Plasma NEXT. The base system has been updated to openSUSE Leap 42.2, with the further addition of countless Packman repository updates. Additionally, the GeckoLinux pre-configuration of the openSUSE repositories has been greatly improved to avoid prompts to trust repositories. Also popular proprietary software such as Skype, Google Hangouts, and Google Chrome are available from online repositories without any additional configuration. Like in all other GeckoLinux editions, the default installer is now Calamares, with the older  yast2-live-installer  also still available for advanced users that prefer it. Most importantly for the NEXT edition is the new release of Plasma 5.9, with many refinements and new features.

Download GeckoLinux Plasma NEXT 422.170205 here:
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