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KaOS 2018.12

22 Gennaio 2019



KaOS è una distribuzione Linux per desktop che utilizza l’ultima versione del desktop enviroment KDE, la suite office Calligra e altre applicazioni basate su Qt toolkit. E’ stata ispirata da Arch Linux, ma usa i propri repositori. KaOS è una rolling-release ed è compilata solo per i 64 bit.

Versione 2018.12

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

Two years after initially starting the move to OpenSSL 1.1 has this update now been possible. All downstream libraries and applications have caught up, so the move was now smooth, without the need to have a mix of OpenSSL versions in the repositories. This move required a very large rebuild, combine that with a move to Perl 5.28.1, FFMPEG 4.1, LLVM/Clang 7.0.1 and Qt 5.12.0, it is clear a new ISO is needed.

The artwork saw an update to the Midna SDDM theme, gone are the QML sliding effects, instead a cleaner and simpler layout with the addition of several warnings when num lock or capslock are activated.

The Online Package Viewer has undergone a complete rewrite, the backend is now a very modern GO-based API, with json files getting the needed output, thus all loads much faster. This include the mirror status page.

As always with this rolling distribution, you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.53.0, Plasma 5.14.4 and KDE Applications 18.12.0. All built on Qt 5.12.0.

KaOS’ creation Croeso (Welsh for welcome) for helping with configuring a new install is included. It will run on the newly installed system and offers to adjust some 15 commonly used settings and replaces the formerly used, PyQt based first run wizard Kaptan. It also includes a custom Wallpaper selector, distribution info, and news. It is written in QML and fits well with the Welcome application used in the Live system. The latter now includes a fully rewritten (also in QML) Installation Guide.

The artwork includes custom icon themes for light and dark themes. Midna and Midna Dark both create a complete unified look from boot-up all the way through logout. There was a complete redesign of the Midna theme for 2018. Some 2500 new icons in use, rewritten sddm login theme and a KaOS community selected new wallpaper (created by Jomada).

There is an option to verify the authenticity of downloaded KaOS ISO files through GPG signature verification, see the Download page for further details and instructions.

Base of the system

Most notable major updates to the base of the system are OpenSSL 1.1.1 , GCC 7.4.0, Linux 4.19.12, Perl 5.28.1, FFMPEG 4.1, GStreamer 1.14.4, ICU 62.1, Mesa 18.3.1, NetworkManager 1.14.4, Rust 1.31.1, Nano 3.2, Bison 3.2.3, Apache 2.4.37 and Qt 5.12.0.

KaOS repositories no longer provide Qt 4. It is a good four years ago that development for Qt 4 stopped, late 2015 all support including security fixes ended. Any application that has not made the transition to Qt 5 in all this time can no longer be supported in KaOS. Either they actually are no longer maintained or their development is ignoring the implications of building on a possible insecure toolkit.

The Linux kernel has all the needed ucode build-in for a fully automated Early Microcode update.


La distribuzione può essere scaricata da:

Il sito web della distribuzione è:


KaOS 2018.10

KaOS 2018.10


Non si può installare su RAID.


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