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Add Fedora Kinoite as an Emerging Edition


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


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 35
  • Last updated: 2021-01-18
  • 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 the Fedora Workstation.


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 users and potential developers may work on ironing out the common issues in the shared technologies.


  • Proposal owners:
    • The KDE SIG will submit the Pungi changes needed to add this new emerging edition to the compose.
    • The KDE SIG will submit the changes to add a new sub-package to fedora-release.
    • The KDE SIG will maintain the Kinoite specific rpm-ostree config in the workstation-ostree-config repo.
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: **TODO** #Releng issue number (a check of an impact with Release Engineering is needed)
  • 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 build and made available as an unofficial preview and can be tested with the instructions from:

User Experience

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

  • No rpm-ostree / updates support in Discover (graphical package and update manager). A Season of KDE is in progress to work on that.
  • Partial Flatpak support in Discover.
  • KDE applications are not yet available as Flatpak from the Fedora registry.


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

Report to the next release.

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) 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


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

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).