Jun 18 – 25, 2021
UTC timezone

Kinoite, a new Fedora variant with the KDE Plasma desktop

Jun 20, 2021, 11:00 AM
Talk Track 2


Timothée Ravier (Red Hat)


Fedora Kinoite is an immutable desktop operating system featuring the KDE Plasma desktop. It is based on rpm-ostree, Flatpak and podman to create a great user experience with atomic and safe updates for the system (rpm-ostree), the applications (Flatpak) and development tools or containers (podman). Fedora Kinoite is entirely built from Fedora RPM packages which tend to be very close to what upstream KDE is providing.

This talk will explain the goals and advantages with Fedora Kinoite and what is coming next to help KDE developers develop and test upcoming desktop changes more easily.

Authors' Bio

Timothée Ravier is a Linux system and security engineer interested in safe programming languages and container focused operating systems.

Currently working at Red Hat as a Red Hat and Fedora CoreOS engineer, he created and is now maintaining the Fedora Kinoite variant, which will be available starting with Fedora 35.

He also helps package KDE Apps as Flatpaks via Flathub.

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