KF5/Plasma 5 packages are available in our Sisyphus development repository as of April 2015, its users can just install any of these metapackages: kde5-mini kde5-small kde5 kde5-big kde5-maxi; an appropriate LiveCD is in alpha stage and will join the regular builds when ready for that.
AOSC OS provides the newest KDE Plasma/KF5 packages in its main repository (pre-configured for official releases). Users can get updates to the newest KDE Plasma and KF5 components as soon as they are made public.
Users can also get newest pre-configured KDE releases from the AOSC OS release directory.
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 provide the Plasma 5 packages by default in our official repositories. Plasma 5 is also the default option on our ISO releases.
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/.
Plasma 5 is the default option since February 2015, all installs automatically run the latest Plasma 5 release. Regularly updated ISO images are available on the Download Page
Kubuntu 15.10 comes with KDE Frameworks 5.15 and Plasma 5.4.2
Plasma 5.4.3 can be installed from the Kubuntu PPA.
Live Image from Kubuntu CI is temporarily unavailable while we sort some things out...
Xenial (16.04) now has Plasma 5.5.3. for the latest ISOs.
Users of openSUSE Tumbleweed get the latest KDE software shortly after its release. Just keep your system up-to-date.
openSUSE Leap has a more conservative release cycle by default. For details how to get new KDE software early, see this page.
We provide Plasma 5 packages for ROSA Desktop Fresh in the official Main 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.
There are also unofficial ISOs with Plasma 5 desktop. See ROSA forum for details.