The new version of KaOS 2018.08 is now ready with new updates

KaOS 2018

KaOS is a Linux distribution featuring the latest version of the KDE desktop environment along with the applications that comprise it, in which we can find the Calligra application suite and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit.

It was inspired by Arch Linux, but the developers create their own packages that are available from the internal repositories. KaOS employs a rolling release development model and is designed exclusively for 64-bit computers.

As always, this distribution continues to be updated every two months and in this new update will find the latest packages for the KDE Plasma Desktop environment, which includes KDE Frameworks 5.49.0, Plasma 5.13.4 and KDE Applications 18.08.0, which were built on Qt 5.11.1.

In addition to it the new Croeso KaOS first run application is included 'Creation Croeso (Welcome Wales)' to help set up a new facility.


It will run on the newly installed system and offers to adjust about 15 commonly used settings and replaces the PyQt-based first-run wizard, Kaptan.

Also includes a custom wallpaper picker, distribution information and news. It is written in QML and is well suited to the welcome application used in the Live system. The latter now includes a completely rewritten Installation Guide (also in QML).

Of other things that can be highlighted in this new update we can find the new custom icon themes for light and dark themes.

Midna and Midna Dark create a unified look complete from startup to logout.

There was a complete redesign of the Midna theme for 2018. Some 2500 new icons in use, the rewritten sddm login theme, and a KaOS community selected a new wallpaper (created by Jomada).


New updates to the base packages of the system

The main Most notable system core updates are Xorg-Server 1.20.1, Linux 4.17.17, Pacman 5.1.1, Wayland 1.16.0, Gstreamer 1.14.2, LLVM / Clang 6.0.1, Systemd 239, Table 18.1, NetworkManager 7, Rust 1.12.2, Protobuf 1.26.0, Intel-ucode 3.6.1, Openjdk 20180807u8, and the Ruby 171 repositories. 2.5.1 KaOS no longer provide Qt 4.

It is good news three years ago that Qt 4 development stopped, at the end of 2015, all support, including security fixes, ended.

Any application that has not transitioned to Qt 5 in all this time can no longer be supported in KaOS. Either they are no longer being maintained or their development is ignoring the implications of building on a potentially insecure set of tools.

As well A specific KaOS tool is included to write ISO files to USB.

IsoWriter not only writes to USB but also gives you the option of recovering your USB stick after using it for an ISO, something the regular dd copy or previously used Imagewriter couldn't do.

New in this version is the ability to verify the integrity of the USB flash drive written compared to the downloaded ISO file.

This can also be done in Dolphin, right-click on the ISO file, select Actions, and then select Verify ISO Write.


This ISO uses CRC and finobt enabled XFS file system by default.

CRCs allow for improved detection of errors due to hardware problems, while format changes also improve crash recovery algorithms and the ability of various tools to validate and repair metadata corruption when found.

The free btree inode does not index used inodes, allowing for faster and more consistent inode mapping performance as file systems become outdated.

Download the new update for KaOS 2018.08

If you want to download this new version of the Linux KaOS 2018.08 distribution, you should go to the official website of the project where you can obtain the download link of the system image and which you can save to a USB with the help of Etcher.

In link of download is this.

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