Project Neon provides daily builds of KDE modules for Kubuntu. It is an easy way to get the latest code without having to build the entire KDE-Git/SVN tree and maintain the checkout. Project Neon is unstable, but it installs alongside stable packages. It is suitable for contributors such as new developers, translators, usability designers, documenters, promoters, and bug triagers. With Project Neon, people can experiment freely without risk to a working KDE environment.
Project Neon is especially useful for reporting bugs. With its daily builds, bugs can be reported in the most timely manner. The more time that elapses between when a bug is introduced and when it is reported, the more difficult it gets to find it and fix it. With Project Neon, a bug can be reported on the same day that it is introduced.
Introducing Project Neon KVM
The Project Neon team has developed another product—Project Neon KVM Image. Users can download an image and deploy it anywhere, using KVM virtualization technology. Now Project Neon is available more widely.
Project Neon KVM is for people who use a Linux distribution other than Kubuntu or a non-Linux operating system. Without disturbing the host environment, Project Neon KVM can be used to test new KDE releases, to try out new features, or to develop something entirely new.
The image contains a bare install of Project Neon daily build packages. Project Neon KVM images are built weekly and can be downloaded directly or as a torrent. At least 2GB's of RAM are suggested to run these images. Alternatively, ubuntu-vm/run.sh in the tarball can be edited to allocate less memory to the KVM. The default username/password for the VM is 'neon' (without the quotes).
The Project Neon team is on Freenode IRC at #project-neon. Mailing list information and archive are available at https://launchpad.net/~neon.
A special thank you to Jonathan Riddell for hosting the images.