Frameworks/Binary Packages

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.


On Kubuntu, Project Neon is available as PPAs which offers regularly updated development snapshots of KDE Frameworks. Packages will be installed to /opt/project-neon5 and will not contaminate your normal environment.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils \

Alternatively KDE Frameworks 5 Tech Preview is being packaged in the experimental PPA.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/experimental
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:canonical-qt5-edgers/canonical-qt5-edgers
sudo apt-get update


On openSUSE, there are repositories with snapshots of KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5.2. 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.

Version: 12.3

Version 13.1


Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, packages for KDE Frameworks are available in the Arch User Repository (AUR). To install:

1. Save a list of the available packages, listed in this GitHub gist to a file called 'list'.

2. Execute the command

cower -d $(cat list)
for pkg in $(cat list); do cd $pkg && makepkg -si --noconfirm || break && cd ..; done

or using yaourt:

for pkg in $(cat list); do yaourt -S --noconfirm $pkg; done

For more details, read this post by Andrea Scarpino.

Qt 5.2 packages are listed in this group.


There are currently no binary packages of KDE Frameworks for Fedora available, however you can get packages of Qt 5.2 for Fedora 20 here.

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