KaOS 2018.03

13 Marzo 2018



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 2018.03

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

A GCC 7.3.0, Glibc 2.26 & Binutils 2.30 based new toolchain has moved to all users. This new toolchain required a rather large rebuild of many packages. Since this also includes new Systemd, Filesystem & Mkinitcpio. it is fair to say the whole base of your system will be replaced. Upstream has combined all the tiny, fully mature proto packages into one, Xorgproto package, which for KaOS users means replacing some twenty five proto packages with Xorgproto. There was also a move to Qt 5.10.1 and Plasma 5.12, thus it will be clear a new ISO is due.

Falkon has replaced Qupzilla as the default web browser. Falkon is a continuation of Qupzilla, now developed on KDE development infrastructure.

As always with this rolling distribution, you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.43.0, Plasma 5.12.2, KDE Applications 17.12.2. All built on Qt 5.10.1.

New features with Plasma 5.12:

  • Night Color feature to reduce evening blue light expose
  • Usability improvement for the global menu: adding a global menu panel or window decoration button enables it without needing an extra configuration step
  • Accessibility fixes in KRunner: it can now be completely used with on-screen readers such as Orca
  • Icon applet now uses website favicon
  • Notification text selectable again including copy link feature
  • Slim Kickoff application menu layout
  • The weather applet can now optionally show temperature next to the weather status icon on the panel
  • System Activity and System Monitor now show per-process graphs for the CPU usage
  • Clock widget’s text is now sized more appropriately
  • Windows shadows are now horizontally centered, and larger by default
  • Properties dialog now shows file metadata

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.

Mesa includes experimental Nouveau patches so QtWebengine based applications and web-browsers can again be used on systems running the Nouveau driver. This fixes a long standing-bug going back to the middle of 2015.

Base of the system

Most notable major updates to the base of the system are Systemd 237, Linux 4.15.7, GCC 7.3.2, Glibc 2.26, Binutils 2.30, Qt 5.10.1, Mesa 17.3.6, DBus 1.12.6, MPFR 4.0.1, Xorgproto 2018.4, Rust 1.24.1, Meson 0.45.0 and Libva 2.1.0.

KaOS repositories no longer provide Qt 4. It is a good three 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 2018.01


Non si può installare su RAID o LVM.



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