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 packages are available in the [extra] repository. To install it run:
# pacman -Syu # pacman -S plasma-meta
# pacman -Syu # pacman -S plasma
Beta releases are available in the [kde-unstable] repository.
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*
Supported Fedora releases get Plasma updates as soon as possible. Keep your Fedora installation updated and you are good to go.
See https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/plasma-workspace for details on the progress of Plasma updates.
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
KDE neon has the latest builds of Plasma built continuously from releases, Git stable branches or Git unstable branches.
Kubuntu 15.10 came with KDE Frameworks 5.15 and Plasma 5.4.2. Plasma 5.4.3 can be installed from the Kubuntu PPA.
Kubuntu 16.10 came with Plasma 5.6.5.
The daily builds, (will become 17.04, when released in April 2017) will have Plasma 5.9.0 soon.
Kubuntu KCI provides the latest from KDE git. Add ppa:kubuntu-ci/unstable for testing. WARNING: Do not use on production systems. Ensure that you have ppa-purge installed in case you must roll back to your previous state. Zero guarantees that will fix a broken system.
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.