We are preparing Kubuntu Kinetic Kudu (22.10) for release in October, 2022. With this Beta pre-release, you can see what we are testing in preparation for our next version.


This is Beta Release. Kubuntu Beta Releases are NOT recommended for:

  • Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • Anyone who needs a stable system
  • Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable

Kubuntu Beta Releases are recommended for:

  • Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Kubuntu, KDE, and Qt developers

Please report your installation results on the Release tracker.

General bug reporting guidelines can be found here: ReportingBugs.

For Kubuntu, Ubuntu, and other flavours you can also take part in the testing week for the Beta.

Getting Kubuntu 22.10 Beta

Upgrading from 22.04

To upgrade to a Kubuntu 22.10 pre-release version, run sudo do-release-upgrade -d from a command line.

Download a Disk Image

Download a Bootable image. Direct downloads, torrents, and zysnc are available as options.

New features and changes in 22.10 Beta

Core desktop and applications

Plasma 5.25: simple by default, powerful when needed


Plasma 5.25 has been developed to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup.

KDE Applications updates, including KDE Gear 22.08 and other updated apps


Web browser and office suite


Kubuntu 22.10 Beta ships with Qt 5.15.6.


Pipewire is now the default, replacing pulseaudio.

Other highlights/notes

Plasma Wayland session

  • A Plasma Wayland session is available for testing, but is not supported. A Wayland session can be started by selecting it at the login screen.

Known issues

Installer and live session

  • (1946803) Clicking on URLs in Kubuntu Installer Slideshow does nothing

  • (1681830) Ubiquity installer - No Label shown for where to enter LVM Encryption Passwords fields

  • (1706859) Auto-selected keyboard layout no longer matches chosen region on "Where are you" page

  • (1967015) Release notes link in KDE frontend launches Kate

Other issues

  • (1991011) snaps not preseeded on Kinetic images - Results in a short delay until for example the Firefox snap and plasma panel icon become available.

  • All bugs tagged with Kubuntu


Development of Kubuntu 22.10, Kinetic Kudu, is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day. Before reporting bugs, please ensure your system is up to date. For verifying installation related bugs, updated disk images are available from Daily bootable images for standard PCs and laptops.

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KineticKudu/Beta/Kubuntu (last edited 2022-09-29 20:33:53 by rikmills)