Testing Plasma 5 On openSUSE, KDE Switching Plans

Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 6 April 2015 at 09:31 AM EDT. 10 Comments
Talked about recently were the KDE Plasma 5 transition plans for openSUSE and coming out today are more details on the planned switch.

OpenSUSE contributor Luca Beltrame has written a lengthy blog post today summarizing what's going on with KDE on openSUSE. First of all, there's now a pre-spun openSUSE Plasma 5 image now available for testing. This image is based on the current state of the rolling-release Tumbleweed distribution and ships with the newest KDE Plasma 5 / Frameworks 5 components to make for easy testing.

In terms of the Plasma 5 upgrade in openSUSE Tumbleweed, the developers feel that with the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.3 release there is "the level of quality expected from the default openSUSE desktop" and so for this milestone is when they plan on making the switch.

They plan to start the migration around the end of April, the KDE 4.x Workspace will no longer be supported or maintained in Tumbleweed once the transition begins, and the repository layout will change for the new KDE software components.

KDE openSUSE users wishing to learn more can find all of the details via this blog post.
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