bookmark_borderKDE’s 6th Megarelease – RC1 on Fedora Rawhide!

After a few days of work the Fedora KDE SIG is proud to announce the availability of KDE 6th Megarelease Release Candidate 1 on Fedora Rawhide!

For those who like bleeding edge, feel free to try it!

We are very excited and looking forward to Fedora 40 + KDE 6 + Wayland only

Note: right now the update is sitting on testing. If you don’t want to wait a few hours until it reaches stable

You can access it via a dnf repository like:


# repos


bookmark_borderTesters needed: upgrade Fedora KDE with Discover!

This is a call for people out there to help us test the major version upgrades on Fedora KDE via Discover.

In short: no more Dnf System Upgrade for us!

A bit of context/history: for those of you who follow Nate’s blog you might already know what I am talking about. Thanks to the awesome work done by aleasto on this MR, we closed this bug.

There are, of course, a few quirks to solve but essentially it works.

The @kdesig team has enabled a COPR repository for those who want to help us test the upgrades from F37 to F38.

BIG FAT WARNING: Fedora 38 is still in BETA

I will now explain shorty what are the steps you need to follow to perform the upgrade via Discover:

First enable our COPR:

Now open Discover, go to the Update tab, click on Refresh and eventually on Update All:

Click on Restart Now to trigger the installation of our patched discover

Once you reboot, open Discover again and after a few seconds click on Upgrade to Fedora Linux 38:

Switch to the Update tab and wait until the progress bar finishes. Finally click on Update All:

Now be patient as many packages will need to be downloaded. When it finishes, you will be asked for your password:

Important note: there is a known bug which might trigger an error message at this point. If you see it, don’t panic, just close the message and click on Update All again. This time everything should work.

Time to Reboot, grab a coffee and after a few minutes… you shall boot into Fedora 38!!!

Please try it out and give us feedback on our Matrix room 🙂

Looking forward to your feedback!

bookmark_borderKDE Plasma 5.27.0 on Fedora (via our COPR)

After the announcement upstream, Fedora’s @kde-sig follows up by making KDE Plasma 5.27.0 available on Fedora 36 and Fedora 37.

There’s a catch though: you will have to use our COPR.

The regular update on Fedora repositories will follow shortly, I will keep you all posted.

Feel free to join us at our Matrix room!.

bookmark_borderKDE Gear 22.12.2 available on Fedora 37

After the announcement upstream, Fedora’s @kde-sig follows up by making KDE Gear 22.12.2 available on Fedora 37.

As per Fedora’s policy, the software will first land on updates-testing and after receiving feedback and karma it will land on the updates repository.

If you want to help, make sure to follow the instructions on the update. You only need to run:

sudo dnf upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing --refresh --advisory=FEDORA-2023-17c31eabf7

Feel free to join us at our Matrix room!.

bookmark_borderIntroducing @kdesig/kde-beta COPR

We at the @kde-sig are happy to announce we have created a COPR repository which currently contains the KDE Plasma 5.27.0 Beta (aka: 5.26.90).

We intend to use this COPR repository in the future for KDE beta releases so that those Fedora users who want to help the KDE Community can test and report bugs to the KDE developers.

Enabling this COPR repository is very simple:

sudo dnf copr enable @kdesig/kde-beta
sudo dnf update

Your system should now have the Plasma Beta:

Plasma 5.26.90!

For our users using Kinoite, you should check out this blog post by @siosm

That’s all for now.

Feel free to join us at our Matrix room!.