At the moment it is still 5.27.4 and no further update.

  • Does Kubuntu not updates KDE out of the box with bugfixes? :-/ This is weird...
    – Ezh
    Jul 16, 2023 at 13:36
  • @Ezh avoid jumping to conclusions or calling names. Kubuntu is not a rolling release, and is maintained entirely by volunteers. Right now, they are testing 5.27.6 in pre-release which will become Ubuntu 23.10 in three months. If you want to test backporting 5.27.6 to 23.04, then contact the Kubuntu volunteers and offer that help.
    – user535733
    Jul 16, 2023 at 15:05

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Ubuntu does not always have the latest version of all the packages for certain reasons. Your version of Kubuntu will possibly never have the update. The daily builds of the next version of Kubuntu (i.e. 23.10) already has 5.27.6, and will have a later version by the time it is released.

However, you can install the latest KDE Packages in Ubuntu 23.04 with the KDE backports ppa.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
  • Does Kubuntu not updates KDE out of the box with bug fixes. It's a same version (5.27), not a major update (5.28/6.0). :-/ This is really weird...
    – Ezh
    Jul 16, 2023 at 13:38
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    @Ezh They do that for LTS releases (over span of 5 years), but not for interim releases Jul 16, 2023 at 13:56

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