We’re preparing Kubuntu Vivid Vervet (15.04) for distribution on April 23rd, 2015. With this Alpha 2 pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.


This is Alpha 2 Release. Kubuntu Alpha 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 Alpha Releases are recommended for:

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

Getting Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2

Upgrading from 14.10

Download a Disk Image

To upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04 pre-releases from 14.10, run kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade from a command line.
Full instructions to upgrade from 14.10.
Please note upgrade from Kubuntu Plasma5 14.10 is not supported and is unlikely to work, these users will need to reinstall.

Download a Bootable image and put it onto a DVD or USB Drive

Cutting-edge Plasma 5 is now the default


Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE Software is still a work in progress, but is stable enough for everyday use and it keeps getting better as new versions drop frequently.

KDE Applications 14.12.0


The KDE Applications 14.12 includes a bunch of bugfixes and migrations to KDE Frameworks 5.

Known Problems

Bugs tagged Kubuntu 15.04

  • (1403914) Crash after selecting timezone with non-US locale

  • (1154535) Continue button needs an extra click during oem install

  • (1316563) Kubuntu driver manager shows nothing, even after refreshing driver list

  • (1350855) Manual Partitioner Does not Translate when Selecting a new Language

  • (1372920) kipi-plugins should depend on libkqoauth

  • (1398363) Screen locker launches during install of Kubuntu 15.04

  • (1404239) use_libarchive_for_zip_files causes problems

  • (1413203) breeze icon theme cannot be used for x-cursor-theme

  • (1413521) oem config not shown first boot


Development of Kubuntu 15.04, the Vivid Vervet, 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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