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Welcome to the KDE Portal Edit
KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Plasma, made by KDE is one of the graphical desktop environment of openSUSE. The latest version, Plasma 5, is a fresh, elegant and powerful desktop for both beginner and advanced users.

KDE software is not limited to a desktop environment. The software made by the community includes:

  • Plasma, the graphical desktop;
  • KDE Applications, a collection of a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment, including famous programs like Kate;
  • Additional high-quality applications, such as DigiKam and Krita;
  • KDE Frameworks, a series of modules to easily build new applications upon.

What makes KDE software on openSUSE special:

  • It has a team of dedicated engineers who spend much of their time fixing bugs so you can rely on KDE.
  • It has a large, active and highly experienced community team around it who bring multiple points of view and different interests to the project so that KDE software on openSUSE meets many users' needs
  • Through its innovation it stimulates the openSUSE distribution to develop, evolve and progress
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Packaging is the lifeblood of a project on a distribution. This is the process by which software gets included in openSUSE so it is available on the DVD or the internet repositories to install. One of openSUSE's strengths is the freshness of our KDE packages, which are frequently updated with bugfixes from KDE SVN before they become generally available in a release.

Much of the KDE core packages are packaged by the KDE Team, but third party software, for example from is welcome in our Community repositories.

Things to do Edit
  • Get a grip on all the links. The sheer amount of links on this portal is enormous. There are a couple of things where we can consolidate:
  • Transfer and update some KDE 4 tips you should know