Status of the move to Plasma 5 as default in Tumbleweed.
The last few weeks the KDE community team together with the Factory Maintainers have been working hard to get everything in place to switch Tumbleweed to a new default Desktop: Plasma 5.
In order to get this change done, we needed to update the patterns, ensure the correct upgrade path for the KDE Applications and most importantly change the tests on openQA, so that it can actually test a Plasma 5 environment.
The current status is that the patterns have been changed and the required openQA changes have been submitted upstream. As soon as these openQA changes have been accepted, a final QA test needs to be done on the Plasma5 staging area before all the packages can be accepted into Tumbleweed. My expectation is that this will not happen before the 2nd half of next week (or even later in case of errors in the tests).
The KDE repositories have already been rearranged to reflect the changes that were made in KDE upstream (Frameworks, Plasma, Applications) and you can find the new layout on the KDE Repositories page on the openSUSE wiki (https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_repositories
As soon as there is more news I will update you through this channel.