KDE Neon Daily Build ISO Now Available For Download
After a long and an unpleasant spat with Canonical, founder of Kubuntu Jonathan Riddell was forced to step down as the release manager for the KDE variant of the Linux-based operating system.
Riddell shortly after the mishap with Canonical and is now the brainchild behind a new KDE Neon project.
The aim of the KDE Neon project is to provide the latest KDE software atop Ubuntu stable products. What the project does is bundle the stable LTS release from Ubuntu with the latest applications and software from KDE.
Package archives for KDE Frameworks and Plasma built from Git-stable and Git-unstable branches for KDE contributors and testers built on 16.04.
Package archives built from released KDE software for users. Qt 5.5 packages in all Neon archives.
Installable images made from all three package archives. The team behind the project has released the first daily build ISO of the KDE Neon for those that love to take it for a spin to test the features.
The new release is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus and comes merged with all new software cooked up by the KDE community.
“We think that your desktop is YOUR desktop. Make it unique with the option to dive into every minimal detail from visuals to work patterns.
Plasma Desktop from the KDE community is a smart, effective, and beautiful environment from the very first time you start it. Using KDE neon, Plasma and KDE applications will be continuously updated, so no more waiting, adding package archives or downloading source code if you want what’s new.” was the statement from the KDE Neon team.
You can head on to the official KDE Neon website to make a download via this link.