Neptune 6.0 Released, Which is based on Debian 10 (Buster)

Leszek has pleased to announce the release of the new stable release of Neptune 6.0 on 1th Aug, 2019.

It’s first stable release of Neptune 6.0 based on Debian 10 “Buster”, featuring the KDE Plasma desktop with the typical Neptune tweaks and configurations.

The base of the system is Linux Kernel in version 4.19.37 which provides the necessary hardware support.

Plasma 5.14.5 features the stable and flexible KDE made desktop that is loved by millions.

New in this version is an improved display handling which allows switching between different output methods and can be handy for presentations. The lock screen is now invoked when changing users.

Plasma Discover is able to upgrade hardware firmware now and features a more modern and polished look and feel.

New improved desktop effects and handling of compositing in the window manager KWin result in a better more fluid user experience.

Neptune 6.0 Changes:

  • Chromium 76
  • Thunderbird 60.8
  • VLC 3.0.7
  • KDE Frameworks 5
  • LibreOffice 6.1.5.2
  • Gimp 2.10
  • Audacity 2.2.2
  • Ardour 5.12
  • Kdenlive 18.08.2

How to Upgrade From Neptune 5.x to Neptune 6.0?

We can use native method to upgrade Neptune from Neptune 5.x to Neptune 6.0. However, Neptune team is offering an upgrade script to perform the smooth upgrade.

So, we can use the same to perform the upgrade

Note: Don’t forget to take backup of your important data. If something goes wrong you can restore the data from the backup after fresh installation.

Backup can be done either rsnapshot or timeshift.

Download the Neptune upgrade script and execute it as a root to perform the upgrade.

What this script does?

  • This script must be run as root
  • It creates a Backup of source list file
  • Point the repository from stretch to buster
  • Downgrade X-Server packages
  • Downgrade sddm package
  • Run the full system upgrade
  • Finally reboot your system

Neptune 6.0 Download Link:

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