These release notes for Kubuntu 24.04 (Noble Numbat) 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 24.04 will be supported for 3 years.

Getting Kubuntu 24.04 LTS

Upgrading from 22.04 or 23.10

Detailed upgrade instructions can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NobleUpgrades/Kubuntu

Download a Disk Image

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

New features and changes in 24.04

Core desktop and applications

Plasma 5.27: simple by default, powerful when needed

Plasma 5.27.11 has been developed to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup.

Kubuntu 24.04 ships the 11th scheduled bugfix release of KDE Plasma 5.27 (5.27.11). Kubuntu 24.04 ships the latest Frameworks 5 release of 5.115.0

KDE Apps updates, including KDE Gear 23.08 and other updated apps

Web browser and office suite


Kubuntu 24.04 ships with Qt 5.15.13

Other new and updated applications in the Ubuntu archive

  • KDEs own Haruna and Elisa is now installed by default.
  • KDE applications are updated to the latest 23.08.5
  • DigiKam is at 8.2

Other highlights/notes

Plasma Wayland session

  • A Plasma Wayland session is available for testing by installing the plasma-workspace-wayland package, but is not supported. A Wayland session can then be started by selecting it at the login screen.

Known issues

Installer and live session

Other issues


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NobleNumbat/ReleaseNotes/Kubuntu (last edited 2024-04-26 14:32:48 by snowhog)