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 14.04 LTS For 14.04, on Kubuntu, Project Neon is available as PPAs which offers frequently updated development snapshots of KDE Frameworks. Packages will be installed to /opt/project-neon5 and will co-install with your normal environment.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 sudo apt update sudo apt install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole
Live Image of Kubuntu 14.04 LTS The Neon 5 Live image, updated every Friday with latest source from Git to run a full system from a USB disk. Based on Kubuntu 14.04.
Packages for Kubuntu Utopic For Utopic (will be 14.10) releases of KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 are being packaged 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
Live Images of Utopic Kubuntu Plasma 5 images are a development build of what will become the default desktop for Kubuntu from next year.
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 extra/kf5
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 )