Contribute at the KDE Plasma 6 Test Week

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The KDE SIG is working on final integration for Plasma 6. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora Linux 40. As a result, the KDE SIG and QA teams have organized a test week from Monday, January 29, 2024 to Monday, February 05, 2024. The wiki page in this article contains links to the test images you’ll need to participate. Please continue reading for details.

How does a test week work?

A test week is an event where anyone can help ensure changes in Fedora Linux work well in an upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate, and the public is welcome at these events. If you’ve never contributed before, this is a perfect way to get started.

To contribute, you only need to be able to do the following things:

  • Download test materials, which include some large files
  • Read and follow directions step by step

The wiki page for the kernel test day has a lot of good information on what and how to test. After you’ve done some testing, you can log your results in the test day web application. If you’re available on or around the days of the event, please do some testing and report your results.

Happy testing, and we hope to see you on one of the test days.



  1. Darvond

    I am quite ready to test Plasma 6. I even removed Plasma-X11, since I know it to be moribund!

  2. Carlis

    It should be clarified that the final release of Plasma 6 hasn’t been launched yet. It’s still on RC1 stage. The article as currently written may induce for the readers to think otherwise.

  3. Grandpa Leslie Satenstein

    I already have rawhide kde6 beta installed. Do I scrub it and do the fresh installation on Jan 29?

    My KDE installation has zero additions above what the Rawhide ISO or what dnf provided.

    • What matters is that you are testing the latest versions of the software (as opposed to earlier versions that may have already been fixed).

      Is the “updates-testing” repo enabled? I think it should be in the beta/rawhide release.

      grep -m 2 '^\(\[\|^enabled=\).*$' /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates-testing.repo

      If so, just running

      dnf update --refresh

      should be enough.

      • Grandpa Leslie Satenstein

        Thank you Gregory, for the grep check.

        Just edited all the testing rpms in the yum.repos.d to set enable=1 for the lot.

        I do have the option to do a fresh install, as my system and network are relatively fast, I can download and reinstall KDE using the Jan 29 ISO in under 1.5hrs. I may just do that, to be safe.

      • Peter V. Daniels

        Gregory Bartholomew :
        Thanks for the update info. (shell code) . KDE 40 6 RC 1 . Processed the latest updates through: grep and refresh .

  4. cowboy

    Hi, just finished upgrading from F39 to rawhide, how do I install KDE 6 now?

  5. Matthew Phillips

    Best of luck and thank you to all the testers! Write lots of [good] bugs! I’m a GNOME guy and always be as long as it is the DE Red Hat supports, but excited nonetheless to see what KDE Plasma 6 will bring.

  6. Nicolas

    Why KDE is unestable all time? Dont matter when you read this message, KDE Plasma is beautiful but completly unnestable. I reinstalled linux several times caused by KDE, now I’m using XFCE and I have a stable fedora distribution without fear to update the system.

    • Sergio

      I have been using KDE Plasma for more than ten years now, and besides some issues in the early KDE4 releases, my experience has been extremely stable and smooth with both Fedora and openSUSE.

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