We are preparing Kubuntu Vivid Vervet (15.04) for distribution on April 23rd, 2015. With this Beta 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 Beta 2 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
Getting Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 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.
Designed to be a Breeze, Plasma 5 is now the default
Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE's desktop has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. The second set of updates to Plasma 5 is now stable enough for everyday use and is the default in this version of Kubuntu.
KDE Applications 14.12
Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 14.12 containing all your favourite apps from KDE. This is the 14.12.2 update with bugfixes and translation updates. Several applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 but those which aren't should fit in seamlessly.
(1407152) Can't log out from Plasma session with SDDM
(1426132) baloo is not replaced by baloo-kf5 on dist upgrade breaking release upgrade
(1403914) Crash after selecting timezone with non-US locale
(1413521) oem config not shown on first boot
(1154535) Continue button needs an extra click during oem install
(1413203) breeze icon theme cannot be used for x-cursor-theme
(1428328) nvidia-prime needs sddm support
(1429475) Kubuntu Vivid Ubiquity slideshow is missing translations
(1434052) kwallet wants to migrate empty kwallet4
(1372920) kipi-plugins should depend on libkqoauth
(1404239) use_libarchive_for_zip_files causes problems
(1423011) Konversation 1.6 beta logs are stored in a different place than 1.5 logs
(1431332) sddm not starting after upgrade
(1434694) user manager not in system settings
(1434857) Docs are missing
(1436381) sync kde-config-systemd
(1436395) overwrite plasma_applet_org.kde.ktp-presence.mo
(1436973) konsole crashes on closing due to kuniqueapplication
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.