At FOSDEM this weekend KDE is announcing our newest project, KDE neon. Neon will provide a way to get the latest KDE software on the day its released.
More than ever people expect a stable desktop with cutting-edge features, all in a package which is easy to use and ready to make their own.
KDE Neon is the intersection of these needs using a stable Ubuntu long-term release as its core, packaging the hottest software fresh from the KDE Community ovens. Compute knowing you have a solid foundation and enjoy the features you experience in the world's most customisable desktop.
You should use KDE neon if you want the latest and greatest from the KDE community but the safety and stability of a Long Term Support release. When you don't want to worry about strange core mechanics and just get things done with the latest features. When you want your computer as your tool, something that belongs to you, that you can trust and that delivers day after day, week after week, year after year. Here it is: now get stuff done.
Neon is a KDE Incubator project and we are still baking it. Currently we have an archive of KDE software built from unstable Git branches which can be installed on top of Ubuntu 15.10 flavours. Coming soon will be an archive built from KDE releases for users and live/installable images to install onto your computer.
While KDE neon is great for casual users, contributors will find KDE neon excels. Whether you are a coder, tester, artist, or do bug triage this is the easiest way to get KDE software as it is developed.
Our developers' archive provides packages of KDE Software built on our continuous integration system directly from Git. Everyone in the KDE community has access to fix or update our packaging.
The KDE neon announce will be at 12:45 in the desktops devroom. Hope to see you there.
cio.com has published an interview with KDE neon team member Jonathan Riddell.