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=== Status for Feature Freeze ===
Current status: 4.2.90 already in Rawhide.
== Detailed Description ==
== Detailed Description ==

Revision as of 12:40, 23 June 2009

Feature Name

KDE 4.3


Rebase to KDE 4.3 and offers new features such as DeviceKit support and Phonon Gstreamer backend as default one.


  • KDE SIG (jreznik AT redhat DOT com)
  • IRC: #fedora-kde

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 29
  • Last updated: 2009-23-06
  • Percentage of completion: 30%

Current status: 4.2.90 already in Rawhide.

Detailed Description

We are going to rebase KDE to 4.3 version.

New features overview

  • KDE 4.3
  • DeviceKit Solid backend
  • Gstreamer Phonon backend as default
  • Continue work on Fedora branding effort

Benefit to Fedora

KDE is popular desktop environment among Fedora users and KDE 4.3 brings to users ...


Requires rebasing to the latest upstream version and preparing distribution specific patches. Packages depending on KDE have to be updated (Plasma packages already prepared for KDE 4.2).

Modified packages

How To Test

  1. yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"
  2. set KDE as default environment + KDM
  3. login to KDE desktop

or use Fedora KDE Desktop spin

What should be checked (KDE):

  • distribution integration - (Policy/Console/Device)Kit, DBUS
  • custom branding changes (KDM theme, KSplash theme, artwork) - for Preview Release

User Experience

Modern, feature rich and stable desktop environment.


Depends on upstream KDE 4.3 release, see [1].

Custom Fedora branding depends on Fedora Artwork team!

Contingency Plan

Given how the KDE 4.3 and Fedora 12 schedules align, there should be plenty of buffer time between the KDE 4.3 and Fedora 12 releases. We are already working on importing and polishing beta version of KDE. In case of problems with upstream release we can revert to older release or we can omit individual problematic modules of this feature. KDE 4.3 could be later shipped as an update.


The Fedora KDE Destop User Guide is very important part of this feature for users. It guides users how-to use the new KDE 4 Desktop and it's targeted to both former KDE 3.5 user and first time KDE 4 users.

Fedora KDE Desktop User Guide (draft)

Upstream documentation sites:

Release Notes

This release features KDE 4.3.

KDE 4.3 is the latest release of KDE 4 and provides ...

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