• Plasma 5/Plasma desktop installation


    Hi guys.

    Just curious - what is the right way to update KDE (on existing Antergos instance) to have newer version with new Plasma 5?
    There are already stable versions available, and new one will be released every month, so I figured it out it’s something worth trying out.

    EDIT: Found something like this: [http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-and-test-kde-frameworks-5-and-plasma-next-on-arch-linux/][0]">[http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-and-te][1] … rch-linux/
    I will try it in a while and give some response.

    EDIT2: For now, anyone who want to try new plasma out have to install plasma-desktop from AUR (and probably kf5 and kf5-aids packages from repos). Plasma will appear on logon screen in the DE select list.
    Plasma is (I think) fully independent from KDE4 instance, which means that You have to configure it ater install.

    And it’s beautiful

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-and-te

  • Hi guys.

    Just curious - what is the right way to update KDE (on existing Antergos instance) to have newer version with new Plasma 5?
    There are already stable versions available, and new one will be released every month, so I figured it out it’s something worth trying out.

    EDIT: Found something like this: [http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-and-test-kde-frameworks-5-and-plasma-next-on-arch-linux/][0]">[http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-and-te][1] … rch-linux/
    I will try it in a while and give some response.

    EDIT2: For now, anyone who want to try new plasma out have to install plasma-desktop from AUR (and probably kf5 and kf5-aids packages from repos). Plasma will appear on logon screen in the DE select list.
    Plasma is (I think) fully independent from KDE4 instance, which means that You have to configure it ater install.

    And it’s beautiful

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-and-te

  • Kde4 is already too advanced

  • I’ve read many good thing about kde 5. Any idea when it will be available to Antergos (not AUR)? Thanks

  • I’m not sure but checking on the status of KDE5 is on my never-ending todo list

    Cheers!

  • @“lots.0.logs”:2skafyhs said:

    I’m not sure but checking on the status of KDE5 is on my never-ending todo list

    Cheers![/quote:2skafyhs]
    A thankless job, I bet.

    I ask because if KDE5 is as fast as they say it is, I would dump Cinnamon. I hate Gnome-shell and XFCE so it would be a good choice for me.

  • I have high hopes for KDE5. GNOME is just not for me (I’ve tried to like it many times lol). Cinnamon has pretty much been my go-to desktop but I am running Xfce at the moment. I decided Xfce could hold me over until KDE5 haha…although I’m no fool, I expect KDE5 will be buggy at first --but who doesn’t like bug hunting right?

  • FYI: from the KDE website, the link is below.

    Note that Plasma 5 does not co-install with Plasma 4.x, you will need to uninstall older versions or install into a separate prefix.
    [http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/][0]">[http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/][1]

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/

  • @“mayagrafix”:wu01dsao said:

    FYI: from the KDE website, the link is below.

    Note that Plasma 5 does not co-install with Plasma 4.x, you will need to uninstall older versions or install into a separate prefix.
    [http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/][0]">[http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/][1][/quote:wu01dsao]
    That works for me. I have Cinnamon & XFCE installed.

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/

  • @“lots.0.logs”:mtr0tou2 said:

    GNOME is just not for me (I’ve tried to like it many times lol). Cinnamon has pretty much been my go-to desktop[/quote:mtr0tou2]
    Same. Although KDE always felt a bit too “heavy” for my liking, I’d like to try KDE 5 (hoping it’s not slower as some benchmarks at Phoronix seem to indicate).

    My question is: if I use the Antergos ISO image to install a new system and choose KDE as desktop environment, would I end up with KDE 4 or 5 ?

  • @“einarth”:1ny84446 said:

    My question is: if I use the Antergos ISO image to install a new system and choose KDE as desktop environment, would I end up with KDE 4 or 5 ?
    [/quote:1ny84446]Currently, you would end up with KDE4. I will start sorting things for KDE5 soon

  • [quote:2elm87wo]Currently, you would end up with KDE4. I will start sorting things for KDE5 soon
    Thanks, Dustin.
    I saw the new ISO available for download, but I can’t seem to find a changelog or anything in the news section. So… will there be an announcement in the forum for KDE 5 or something else?

    BTW, searching distrowatch[/url:2elm87wo] for Arch + KDE returns Manjaro, Chakra, etc. but not Antergos. You may want to correct this.

  • @“lots.0.logs”:3qsvfuen said:

    @“einarth”:3qsvfuen said:

    My question is: if I use the Antergos ISO image to install a new system and choose KDE as desktop environment, would I end up with KDE 4 or 5 ?
    [/quote:3qsvfuen]Currently, you would end up with KDE4. I will start sorting things for KDE5 soon
    I can tell you that it is a sloppy mess with many bugs. It is going to be an arduous job.

  • The latest iso is not an official release so there is no announcement or changelog. The only change is a fix for a bug that was introduced by the latest update to libparted.

    Cheers!

  • I’d like to install Antergos as soon as plasma 5.1 is available in arch, but given the different naming convention (kf5 kf5-aids plasma-desktop) I assume I’d still end up with KDE 4 (using cnchi) and I’d have to use pacman to replace those packages. Is that right?

    Thanks in advance.

  • @einarth: yes, you’ll end with KDE4

    Cheers!

  • Hello everybody!

    Plasma 5.1 is in the official repos!!

    [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/plasma-desktop/][0]">[https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr][1] … a-desktop/

    Now, any recomendations how to properly upgrade? The Arch Wiki still doesn´t say a lot about the topic.

    cheers

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr

  • I believe Plasma 5 will continue to be installed separate from the latest 4.x version for the time being. You should be able to install it and then select the appropriate session on the login screen:[command:2yq0m6ko]sudo pacman -S plasma-desktop[/command:2yq0m6ko]

  • @“lots.0.logs”:f3jrqt2w said:

    I believe Plasma 5 will continue to be installed separate from the latest 4.x version for the time being[/quote:f3jrqt2w]
    Not co-installable at the moment, it seems. This is on my freshly-installed Antergos:

    pacman -S plasma-desktop  
    >   
    > looking for inter-conflicts...  
    > :: libksysguard and kdebase-workspace are in conflict. Remove kdebase-workspace? [y/N] y  
    > :: plasma-desktop and kdebase-kdepasswd are in conflict. Remove kdebase-kdepasswd? [y/N] y  
    > error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)  
    > :: bluedevil: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: gtk-kde4: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: kdeartwork-kscreensaver: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: kdeartwork-styles: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: kdeplasma-addons-applets-lancelot: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: kdeplasma-addons-libs: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: kdeplasma-applets-plasma-nm: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: kdeutils-print-manager: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: kfaenza-icon-theme: requires kdebase-workspace  
    > :: qtcurve-kde4: requires kdebase-workspace
    

    (answering N returns “error: unresolvable package conflicts detected”).

  • Same here… :(

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