These release notes for Kubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) provide an overview of the release and document the known issues.

Details of the changes in the Ubuntu base, including kernel, toolchain and build options can be found in the main Ubuntu Release Notes.

Support lifespan

Kubuntu 22.10 will be supported for nine months.

Getting Kubuntu 22.10

Upgrading from 22.04

Upgrades Detailed upgrade instructions to 22.10 can be found here: Upgrade Kubuntu to 22.10

Download a Disk Image

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

New features and changes in 22.10

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.

Kubuntu 22.10 ships the 5th scheduled bugfix release of KDE Plasma 5.25 (5.25.5).

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


Web browser and office suite


Kubuntu 22.10 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


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KineticKudu/ReleaseNotes/Kubuntu (last edited 2022-10-20 12:40:07 by aaronhoneycutt)