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Revision as of 18:54, 25 January 2021

Add Fedora Kinoite as an Emerging Edition

Summary

Introduce Fedora Kinoite as an emerging edition of Fedora alongside Fedora Silverblue.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 35
  • Last updated: 2021-01-25
  • FESCo issue: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
  • Release notes tracker: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Fedora Kinoite is an immutable desktop operating system featuring the KDE Plasma desktop. It is based on the same technologies as Fedora Silverblue (rpm-ostree, Flatpak, podman). Fedora Kinoite is to the Fedora KDE Spin what Fedora Silverblue is to Fedora Workstation.

We chose the Kinoite name for the following reasons:

Feedback

No specific feedback received so far.


Benefit to Fedora

This will make Fedora more attractive to users that are interested in the new editions and underlying technologies but would prefer to use the KDE desktop environment. This should also strengthen the Silverblue edition as more effort may be put into fixing the issues in the shared technologies.

Scope

  • Proposal owners:
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: Submitted as #9952.
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: The "Fedora Kinoite" trademark has been approved
  • Alignment with Objectives: N/A

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

This edition has been built and made available as an unofficial preview and can be tested with the instructions from this Fedora Magazine article.

User Experience

Current limitations (last updated 2021-01-18):

Dependencies

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

Report to the next release.

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? N/A

Documentation

A lot of the known issues impacting Fedora Kinoite are shared with Silverblue and their resolution is the same: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-silverblue/troubleshooting/. It is not clear for now if Kinoite specific documentation is needed but a landing page with pointer to known issues might be good.

Release Notes

Fedora Kinoite has been introduced as a new emerging edition of Fedora featuring the KDE desktop environment and the same technologies as Silverblue (rpm-ostree, Flatpak, podman).