KDE Plasma 6 Alpha is here

UPDATE: It’s here:

Disclaimer: Alpha software is unfinished, will be unstable and will contain bugs. It is published so volunteers can trial-run it, identify its problems, and report them so they can be solved before the publication of the final release version.

The calendar for the next KDE Frameworks, KDE Plasma and KDE Gear has been
published. :partying_face: :tada:

8 November 2023: Alpha

KDE Gear 24.01.75 / KDE Plasma 5.80.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.245.0

29 November 2023: Beta 1

KDE Gear 24.01.80 / KDE Plasma 5.90.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.246.0

20 December 2023: Beta 2

KDE Gear 24.01.85 / KDE Plasma 5.91.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.247.0

10 January 2024: Release Candidate 1

KDE Gear 24.01.90 / KDE Plasma 5.92.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.248.0

For KDE Gear that want to ship with Qt6 for this release they need to be switched to Qt6 (and obviously stable) BEFORE this date.

31 January 2024: Release Candidate 2

KDE Gear 24.01.95 / KDE Plasma 5.93.0 / KDE Frameworks 5.249.0

21 February 2024: Private Tarball Release

KDE Gear 24.02.0 / KDE Plasma 6.0 / KDE Frameworks 6.0

28 February 2024: Public Release

KDE Gear 24.02.0 / KDE Plasma 6.0 / KDE Frameworks 6.0

I’ve been testing Plasma 6 and it’s shaping up quite nicely and fixes a few annoyances that i was having in plasma 5.27.8.

I’m aware that once released, beta will be available in kde-unstable repo.

Will alpha also be available in arch’s kde-unstable repo?


Looking forward to the updates. Not sure if or when it will be available in the repo? Maybe someone else will answer this if they know. :person_shrugging:


I will wait until it is officially released and installed on my computer. Then I still have a lot of time to figure out what’s new and what works and what doesn’t


it’s already partially there for 2 weeks now:


Alpha releases of Plasma 6, KDE Frameworks 6 and the KDE Gear is here:


How can I upgrade to this? I am using KDE right now and have boot issues so I am hoping maybe even upgrading to the beta of this may solve my issue.

I’m not sure how a DE (KDE) upgrade would fix boot issues. Do you mean login issues?

boot = locate your operating system and start it
login = locate your user account after a successful boot and start/unlock it

Someone in another thread stated the boot issue I am experiencing is because of the KDE DE. I don’t know how much truth there is to that, but I am desperate to fix this. I am still waiting for help on my other thread but no luck thus far. This literally might force me to distro hop as much as I don’t want to, but if I can’t fix or at least know why it’s happening, then I’m going to be in trouble. I am using my device for work now and those boot issues will hinder my workflow.

Which thread? Can you link it please?

Yeah, so I read through that. At no point did anyone mention a DE issue. They only mentioned a distro issue - in this case EnOS.

In order to test if it’s related to your DE, you’d have to install EnOS using a different DE than Plasma. However, as they established you should experience the same thing across Linux distros, and seeing as you are not, the DE itself shouldn’t matter.

According to your tests, using a different distro with the same device works as expected. So this is solely (as far as we can see) an EnOS issue.

It is okay to use a different distro and ask for help here, just so long as you know your issue may be unique to the distro you are using. This is a great Arch community. The best IMHO. :wink:

For me, I need noisetorch (a noise cancellation app) for work. For whatever reason, when I had installed it while using EnOS, it just wouldn’t work properly, and I remembered that I had tried ArcoLinux and Archcraft before where it ran perfectly. So now I’m not using EnOS for the base install, but I’m using it as a secondary Repo. :person_shrugging:

Do what works for you.

Sorry, I wasn’t being clear. That link is my thread for help, but the thread that claims it’s the DE is one of the links in my thread.

I love this distro, I would be so bummed out if I had to use a different one.

Plasma 6 isn’t beta rn. It’s Alpha, i.e only for testers and developers