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Is Fedora 21 will has KDE plasma 5 as Default??

asked 2014-11-01 03:22:02 -0600

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updated 2014-11-04 08:04:20 -0600

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Fedora 21 will has kde plasma as default?

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I very well hope not! It's appropriate to avoid disruptive changes within a same release, otherwise what's the point of releases.

Federico gravatar imageFederico ( 2015-07-18 18:45:55 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-11-01 06:09:30 -0600

updated 2014-11-01 12:54:40 -0600

No, Fedora 21 KDE features Applications and Platform 4.14.2 as the default desktop.

Plasma 5 is not even available in stable Fedora repository yet. You can still run it on Fedora 20 and 21 via COPR repository. Here are the instructions for you.

  • Install KDE Frameworks

    yum install kf5-\*
  • Install Plasma 5 COPR repository and Plasma 5

    dnf copr enable dvratil/plasma-5        #You need "dnf-plugins-core" to use this command
    yum install plasma-5
  • Some KDE 4 packages like ksysgaurd, kde-workspace-devel, etc. will conflict with plasma-workspace. It is generally safe to remove them but please pay diligent attention to what you end up removing.

  • Plasma 5 replaces KDE 4. It is not co-installable. It will be hard to go back to KDE 4 once you upgrade to Plasma 5 via current method.

  • I would read Plamsa 5.1 Errata before installing it.

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Good answer! I'm using this copr now and enjoying it. However, 'default' might be the wrong term here, without context; there are multiple Fedora spins and this answer pertains to the KDE spin.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-11-01 12:05:18 -0600 )edit

Thanks for correcting me. I presumptuously thought that the OP implied F21 KDE.

sudhirkhanger gravatar imagesudhirkhanger ( 2014-11-01 12:56:55 -0600 )edit

Right, Fedora 21 Workstation defaults to GNOME (3.14.x), unfortunately. And the Server and Cloud products do not focus on desktop environments at all. KDE Plasma 4 is the default on the Fedora 21 KDE Spin. At the time of this writing (shortly after the Fedora 21 Beta release), the included versions are KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11.13 and KDE Applications 4.14.2. (The KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11.13 release was released together with the KDE Applications 4.14.2. 4.11.x LTS is the last 4.x release series of the KDE Plasma Workspaces.)

kkofler gravatar imagekkofler ( 2014-11-03 17:51:04 -0600 )edit

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