Plasma 5.2 Beta available for Fedora testers


On Tuesday KDE has released first beta of the upcoming Plasma 5.2. Plasma 5.2 is adding many new features and improvements and we would welcome testers to help find and fix bugs before the final release.

Fedora 21 with Plasma 5.2 beta Fedora users are welcome to try out Plasma 5.2 beta, either by running Fedora Plasma 5.2 beta live ISO, or by installing packages from plasma-5-beta Copr (see Installation Instructions on the Copr page)

Check out the release announcement to see what new features and improvements are waiting for you in Plasma 5.2. Final release will be in two weeks on January 27, after that we will update the plasma-5 Copr to get the update to all our users :-)

12 thoughts on “Plasma 5.2 Beta available for Fedora testers

  1. José Matos

    Hi Daniel,
    I had to conflicts because okular-libs depend on kscreen:

    Error: package okular-libs-4.14.3-1.fc21.x86_64 requires

    The same for digikam

    package digikam-4.6.0-1.fc21.x86_64 requires kcm_colors,

    This is to be expected I am just reporting. I had also a conflict between the copr for plasma-stable and plasma-beta because of libkscreen that I have fixed disabling the stable copr.

    Thank you

  2. Thanks for feedback. The libkscreen problem should indeed be solved by disabling the stable plasma-5 Copr. I renamed kf5-kscreen to libkscreen there without realizing there’s still Okular that depends on the old libkscreen. The -beta Copr provides kf5-kscreen again.

    kcm_colors should be provided by plasma-desktop now, so that should be fixed too once the build finishes.

  3. Bartosz

    Is it possible to install the from this iso? I’d like to have a way to look how KDE changes on my virtualbox. I’ve tried KDE Neon but it was buggy as hell. Should I install normal fedora and add a repo?

    • There’s no installer on the live ISO. The best way is to install Fedora KDE Spin, add the Copr repos and install plasma-5.

      I’ll add the installer on the final Plasma 5.2 ISO.

  4. kde tester

    I have some screen flicks on splash screen after login manager and when I lock/unlock my session. Are these bugs known?

    • I’m not aware of such problem. Try to search in and open a new ticket if you won’t find anything. In the worst case the devs will mark it as a duplicate of an existing report.

  5. farenir

    I tried installing this per instructions on F21 KDE, but couldn’t. This is what happened:
    [root@localhost fsj]# dnf install plasma-5
    Error: package plasma-scriptengine-python-4.11.14-3.fc21.x86_64 requires kde-workspace = 4.11.14-3.fc21, but none of the providers can be installed

    But then again…
    Package kde-workspace-4.11.14-3.fc21.x86_64 is already installed
    Package plasma-scriptengine-python-4.11.14-3.fc21.x86_64 is already installed

    What to do?

    • Uninstall plasma-scriptengine-python, then the update should work. plasma-scriptengine-python requires kde-workspace, so when we try to remove kde-workspace (and replace it by plasma-workspace), dnf complains. Python scripting is not supported in Plasma 5, so the package is useless in Plasma 5 world.

      Other option is to run dnf with –allowerasing switch. but make sure to check carefully what packages are being removed, so that dnf does not remove something you don’t want to be removed :-)

  6. Jonathan Frederickson

    I get the error “Could not sync environment to dbus” when attempting to start Plasma 5. I was previously using the stable Copr – getting this error after enabling the beta Copr and updating.

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