Plasma Next packages are available in the [extra] repository. To install it run:
# pacman -S plasma-next
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-x86_64/dvratil-plasma-5-fedora-20-x86_64.repo yum install plasma5
On Fedora 21, replace fedora-20 with fedora-21. On a 32-bit system, replace x86_64 with i386.
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: https://dvratil.fedorapeople.org/plasma5/iso/.
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
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 sudo reboot [save any work first, sorry no elegant way to reboot]
Live Images of Utopic Kubuntu Plasma 5 images are a development build of what will become the default desktop for Kubuntu from 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.
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
and openSUSE Factory:
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_Factory/ KF5
For more details see this page.
You can get Plasma 5 packages for Slackware-current from Alien BOB's repository. They should be installed on top of the latest KDE 4 package set from that same repository. Read more background on Eric's blog