The Plasma Desktop in Debian 8 "Jessie" uses KDE Platform and Applications 4.14.0, KDE Workspaces (Plasma) 4.11.11 and Kontact (KDEPIM) 4.14.1. The developments in Akonadi for metadata storage that were made during the KDE4 release cycle are finally available in the new version of Kontact. Additionally, there is a new file indexer baloo which shows significant performance improvements over nepomuk which has been in the previous two Debian releases.

Resources specific to KDE software in the Jessie release: