Plasma Next packages are available in the [extra] repository. To install it run:
# pacman -Syu # pacman -S plasma-meta
# pacman -Syu # pacman -S plasma
We currently provide Plasma 5 packages in the kde repository. They can easily be installed with the help of the plasma set:
# cave resolve plasma*
We provide Plasma 5 packages for Fedora 20 and 21 in the dvratil/plasma-5 Copr repository. (Please note that these packages replace Plasma 4. The Plasma 4 and Plasma 5 workspaces cannot be installed in parallel from our RPMs.) The required KDE Frameworks 5 packages are available in the official Fedora repositories for Fedora 20 (in updates) and 21, and will be automatically installed as dependencies of the Plasma 5 packages. (Unlike the Plasma workspaces, the libraries, i.e. KDE Frameworks 5, kdelibs 4 and kdelibs 3, can be installed in parallel.)
Add the Plasma 5 Copr to Yum and install the plasma-5 meta-package, which will install all needed packages.
wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/plasma-5/repo/fedora-20/dvratil-plasma-5-fedora-20.repo yum install plasma5
On Fedora 21, replace fedora-20 with fedora-21.
If you use DNF, simply install dnf-plugins-core and run
dnf copr enable dvratil/plasma-5 dnf install plasma5
Plasma 5 will replace Plasma 4 as the system version of Plasma in Fedora 22. Until that happens, packages for Rawhide (i.e. what will become Fedora 22 and newer) are also available from the dvratil/plasma-5 Copr repository.
For all those who want to try out Plasma 5 without affecting their existing Plasma 4 installation, we also provide an x86_64 live image with Plasma 5 based on Fedora 20: http://pub.dvratil.cz/plasma/iso/5.1/.
Packages for Kubuntu Utopic Next and Next backports PPAs for Utopic (14.10) are now deprecated.
To test upgrade to Vivid, please use the PPA-purge package to remove those PPAs and packages, and then install `kubuntu-desktop` meta-package, and finally:
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
Live Image of Kubuntu Vivid with Packages from Git The Weekly Live Image, updated every Friday with latest source from Git to run a full system from a USB disk. Based on Kubuntu 15.04, Vivid.
KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 is available in the Vivid development version of Kubuntu, now in beta.
Packages are provided in KDE:Frameworks5 and KDE:Qt5 repositories, for openSUSE 13.1:
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Qt5/openSUSE_13.1/ Qt5 zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_13.1/ KF5
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_Factory/ KF5
For openSUSE 13.2:
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Qt5/openSUSE_13.2/ zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_13.2/
For more details see this page.
You can get Plasma 5 packages for Slackware-current from Alien BOB's repository. These packages will replace KDE 4 if you have installed that. Read all about it on http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-5_15-03-for-slackware-current/ Eric's blog]
We provide Plasma 5 packages for ROSA Desktop Fresh in the unofficial KDE Backports repository. They can easily be installed with a single command:
# urpmi task-plasma5
But please note that it will remove KDE Workspace 4, including KDM. So don't install task-plasma5 from KDE 4 session.