KDE has been rebranded to mean the community instead of the software collection containing libraries, a desktop environment and other applications. In the process this huge collection of software has been split into three chunks, which follow their own release schedule: KDE Frameworks, Plasma and KDE Applications.


There are three sets matching these release bundles to ease installing the numerous packages:

To install a minimal working desktop use the plasma set:

# cave resolve plasma

To add further packages you might want to install the full plasma set:

# cave show plasma\*

There’s also a kde set which pulls in all three previously listed sets, which gives you all official KDE packages:

# cave resolve kde\*

For a more fine-grained selection there are even more sets (which are all included in the kde-applications set):

You can easily find out which packages are part of the set by running:

# cave show <set>\*