You can obtain binary packages of KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5.2 in many distributions. This page aims to list the available binary packages, but it is not an exhaustive list and there may be new packages available that are not currently listed here.
Packages for Kubuntu Utopic Utopic (14.10) ships with KDE Frameworks 5 as part of the regular repositories. Plasma 5 packages are available in the next PPA. These will replace your Plasma 4 install.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next sudo apt update sudo apt install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop sudo apt full-upgrade sudo reboot [save any work first; sorry no elegant way to reboot]
For daily builds, install ppa:kubuntu-ci/unstable as above.
Live Images of Utopic Kubuntu Plasma 5 images are a development build of what will become the default desktop for Kubuntu next year.
Live Image of Kubuntu Utopic 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 14.10.
On openSUSE, there are repositories with snapshots of KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5.3. You can add repositories in openSUSE through the graphical YaST software repositories module, in Software Repositories and then Add and Specify URL. Enter the URL of the links below.
You can also add repositories through the command line with zypper. Use the following command:
zypper ar -f <URL> <name>
Where <name> should be an alias that is easy to remember.
Factory contains required Qt5 version, and also KF5, but if you want both on release day, add the following repos:
On Arch Linux, packages for KDE Frameworks are available in the official [extra] repository. To install execute the command
pacman -S kf5 kf5-aids
On Anthon Open Source Community's :Next project distribution, KF5 can be obtained from its "kf5-experimental" repository. To add this repository to your sources.list, execute
echo "deb http://mirror.anthonos.org/os2-repo/os2-experimental/kf5-experimental/ /" >> /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get update
- Make sure to run this command with Super User privilege.
As for quality concern, some git revision packages like "kactivities-frameworks" are not uploaded, they will be rebuilt and uploaded as soon as a Beta release is made public.
KF5 is available in Mageia cauldron ( Development Release )