Target Versions for Bookworm

Notable information

End of upstream Qt5-based development

Plasma 5.27 release vs. Soft Freeze

Transitions before the freeze

Schedules

Team Coordination with the Bookworm Release Schedule

Debian and KDE Schedules Side-by-side

Milestone Date

Debian

KDE

Frameworks

Plasma

Gear

2022-12-08

22.12.0

2022-12-10

5.101

2023-01-05

22.12.1

2023-01-12

Transition and
toolchain freeze

2023-01-14

5.102

2023-01-19

5.26.90 (beta)

2022-02-02

22.12.2

2023-02-09

5.27.0 tars 1

2023-02-12

Soft Freeze

2023-02-14

5.27.0 release

2023-02-21

5.27.1

2023-02-28

5.27.2

2022-03-02

22.12.3

2023-03-12

Hard Freeze

2023-03-14

5.27.3

2023-04-04

5.27.4

2023-05-09

5.27.5

To be announced

Full Freeze

To be announced

23.04.0

To be announced

5.27.(5+n) LTS

Added / Dropped packages

List of (./) added and {X} dropped packages between bullseye and bookworm.

Type

(./) {X}

Package

Comment

Plasma

(./)

src:flatpak-kcm

Flatpak permissions management KCM

(./)

src:kpipewire

Components relating to Flatpak 'pipewire' use in Plasma

(./)

src:ksystemstats

Plugin based system monitoring daemon

(./)

src:layer-shell-qt

Qt component to allow applications to make use of the Wayland wl-layer-shell protocol

(./)

src:oxygen-sounds

Split of the sound theme from src:oxygen

(./)

src:plasma-bigscreen

Plasma Bigscreen interface for TVs

(./)

src:plasma-firewall

Plasma configuration module for firewalls

(./)

src:plasma-pass

Plasma applet to access passwords from "pass"

(./)

src:plasma-remotecontrollers

Plasma configuration module for remotes

(./)

src:plasma-welcome

KDE Plasma welcome center

(./)

src:qqc2-breeze-style

Breeze theme for applications using Qt Quick Controls 2

{X}

src:ksysguard

Replaced by src:ksystemstats and src:plasma-systemmonitor

{X}

src:kwayland-server

Merged into src:kwin

Gear

PIM

(./)

src:kalendar

A modern calendar application using the Akonadi framework for synchronization

{X}

src:kalarmcal

Merged into src:kalarm

{X}

src:kf5-kdepim-apps-libs

Functionality merged into other PIM components

Non-PIM

(./)

src:colord-kde

Color management for KDE

(./)

src:kopeninghours

Library for parsing OpenStreetMap opening hours expressions

(./)

src:ksanecore

Library providing logic to interface scanner

(./)

src:kpublictransport

Library to assist with accessing public transport timetables and other data

(./)

src:kross-interpreters

(Re-added) now with only the Ruby implementation for the Kross cross-scripting-language framework, the Python implementation was unmaintained and not ported to Python 3

Mobile

(./)

src:ktrip

Public transport assistant targeted towards mobile Linux and Android

(./)

src:neochat

Matrix client for desktop and mobile made by KDE

Others

(./)

src:itinerary

Digital travel assistant protecting your privacy

(./)

src:kgeotag

Photo geotagging program

(./)

src:kirigami-addons

Set of "widgets" i.e visual end user components for Kirigami along with a code to support them

(./)

src:kosmindoormap

OSM multi-floor indoor map renderer

(./)

src:kquickimageeditor

Set of "widgets" i.e visual end user components for Kirigami along with a code to support them

(./)

src:kseexpr

Embeddable expression evaluation engine (used by src:krita)

(./)

src:plasma-gamemode

Plasma extension that monitors the current status of gamemode

{X}

src:kmplayer

Latest upstream release now FTBFS, some work has been done upstream but not released yet

{X}

src:ktimetracker

Blocking (data-loss) bug unfixed upstream

{X}

src:neon

Abandoned upstream, repo archived (read-only)

Third Party

(./)

src:activity-aware-firefox

Wrapper to make Firefox aware of Plasma Desktop activities

(./)

src:bismuth

KDE Plasma extension for tiling windows

(./)

src:libappimage

Core library of the ?AppImage project, reference implementation of the ?AppImage specification

(./)

src:qcoro

C++20 coroutines for Qt5

(./)

src:qgnomeplatform

Qt Platform Theme designed to use as many of the GNOME settings as possible in unmodified Qt applications

(./)

src:stellarsolver

Cross Platform SEP-based Star Extractor and Astrometry.net-Based Internal Astrometric Solver

{X}

src:qtav

Unmaintained upstream, FTBFS with FFMPEG 5.0

Reference Documents

  1. Some releases have their tarballs made available to distro packagers in a non-public location a couple of days before the actual release (1)