KDE Frameworks 5.3 and KDE Plasma 5.1 for Fedora are ready!


Fedora KDE SIG is happy to announce that latest version of KDE Frameworks 5 have just reached stable repositories of Fedora and  brand new version of KDE Plasma 5 is now available in the our Plasma 5 COPR.

KDE Frameworks 5.3.0

The third release of KDE Frameworks brings mostly bugfixes. KDE Frameworks 5 is a collection of libraries and software frameworks created by the KDE community. It’s an effort to rework KDE 4 libraries into a set of individual and independent, cross platform modules that will be readily available to all Qt-based applications.

KDE Frameworks 5 are available in official Fedora repositories for Fedora 20 and the upcoming Fedora 21.

KDE Plasma 5.1

Fedora 20 running KDE Plasma 5KDE Plasma 5 is the next generation of KDE workspace based on Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks. It’s latest version brings many bug fixes, performance improvements but also many new features! Dark color theme for the Breeze style, more widgets, improved Task switcher, reworked tray icons and much more. You can read about all the new things in Plasma 5.1 in the official release announcement.

To install KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora, just add the Plasma 5 COPR repository to yum, and simply run yum install plasma-5.

Live ISO

Do you want to give Plasma 5 a try, but don’t want to install it yet? Easy! We have prepared a live ISO image based on Fedora 20 for you! You can get it from here: http://pub.dvratil.cz/plasma/iso/5.1/ (use Torrent for faster download).

Do you need help? Come talk to us: either on #fedora-kde IRC channel on Freenode, or join our mailing list kde@lists.fedoraproject.org.

Fedora 20 running KDE Plasma 5

11 thoughts on “KDE Frameworks 5.3 and KDE Plasma 5.1 for Fedora are ready!

  1. STiAT

    Nice, an ISO to try if the dual monitor stuff works in 5.1 or if kwin/plasmashell are still crashing :).. Thanks!

    • No, I removed the installer originally from the live image because I didn’t want people to install it (it wasn’t stable enough yet), and I haven’t thought about re-enabling it on the new image :-) You can always install Fedora from the official sources and just add the Plasma 5 COPR though.

    • I would say it already is. I am using Plasma 5 on all my computers since 5.0 and yes, there are still some small glitches, but nothing that would get in my way.

  2. RS

    Is it possible to install KF5 from the COPR in parallel to the current KDE4?
    If yes then how do I choose to run the KF5 version? From KDM?
    Thanks for all your efforts!

    • Hi,
      KF5 (KDE Frameworks 5) are just libraries, and are already available in Fedora repositories. They can be installed alongside KDE 4. Plasma 5 (the desktop and some applications) which are in Copr *cannot* be installed alongside KDE 4 due to conflicts. Plasma 5 is treated as an update of KDE 4.

      Once you install Plasma 5, you will see “Plasma” entry in KDM/SDDM, but you might need to restart KDM first (systemctl restart kdm, or just reboot computer).

  3. JV

    I look forward to it but we aren’t there yet. systemd core dumped 4 times tring to launch kf5 just once. yum history undo got me back out. I appreciate the effort of the devs and look forward to trying it again in the future.


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