Kinoite, a KDE (and now XFCE) version of Fedora Silverblue

You can easily generate an updated list with the linked script. Just clone the workstation-ostree-config repo, switch to the f34 branch, copy the script there and run it.

The generated lists are a subset of those packages, essentially removing all non critical applications.

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OK, but I get a 404.
EDIT: I have it now. Thanks a lot!!!

Thank you very much!

I rebased to kinoite and it loads beautifully.

One observation:

When running rpm-ostree ostree under Silerblue 34 or 35, OstreeRemoteStatus for kinoite is unknown.

        OstreeRemoteStatus: Remote "kinoite" not found
                   Version: Kinoite 34.20210517.0 (2021-05-17T12:30:04Z)
                BaseCommit: 5fd0c525b4959b5088aff1fefa33d0b1432da2a168621511f72f98c69fbefde6
           LayeredPackages: qemu-img smartmontools
                    Pinned: yes

If booting Kinoite and run rpm-ostree status, then all is normal.

Ah, I’ve forgotten a feedback from my side: I tried KDE, XFCE, Gnome, LXQt, Mate and Pantheon. All loaded perfectly fine. I needed to take away some packages but the terminal listed them, so this was easily done. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to continue testing because I made a mistake and relabelled the file-system.


This could be a bug in rpm-ostree. Could you report that upstream Issues · coreos/rpm-ostree · GitHub? Thanks!


Fedora Kinoite is now available in the official mirror for the Rawhide branch! :tada:

Please move all new discussions related to Fedora Kinoite only to the new Kinoite category in the forum!

As I will now focus a lot more on fixing Fedora Kinoite specific issues, I will stop building unofficial Rawhide branches soon. I will keep building stable & branched versions for the other variants but can not promise doing that longer than one or two release cycles.

Feel free to reach out if you’re interested in taking over or maintaining a specific variant.

Thanks for the support and testing during all those years!


What kind of details I should collect and post?

What you’ve posted here plus the list of ostree remotes you have should be a good starting point. We will ask for more in the ticket if needed.

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This has been fixed. Don’t forget to remove that override now or you will keep using this package forever:

$ sudo rpm-ostree override reset podman podman-plugins
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As I previously mentioned, the Rawhide builds from today are the last ones I will be doing.

I will try to keep building branched versions and other variants at least until F35 is released but can not guarantee I’ll keep building them beyond that.

Several sub-project have been started to pick up maintenance of other variants. Please support them if you wish for your preferred DE to be made an official variant!

I’ll be switching most of my focus on improving Fedora Kinoite.


I just hope it keeps the base, the rest is superficial right now

Hi there @siosm

I’m on F34 Silverblue and want to test Kinoite.

Your message above leaves me a little confused.

The instructions here to install and test kinoite reference Rawhide. But your message above indicates this is no longer maintained.

Is there an active and supported way to test Kinoite?

Hello @ramblurr ,
I think @siosm was referring to the fact that Kionite has become an official spin, so he will not be able to focus on the other variants (like XFCE for instance) after F35.


This message was about unofficial builds: I’m not longer building unofficial variants for the Rawhide branch. I’m still building unofficial stable variants (F34 right now) and will keep building them for a while.

If you want to test Fedora Kinoite, you can try the official Rawhide builds from Fedora (How to test Fedora Kinoite (official builds only)), or the unofficial stable builds for F34 from me (Current status of Fedora Kinoite (official & unofficial builds)).


I have started first to find a suitable name within the community. The result will be posted today or tomorrow.
Next step has then to follow.

Personally, I expect other spins on F36 or later.


Hello, how are you community? A question for lovers of wm like sway or i3. I want to create an iso based on silverblue but without gnome only with sway. Right now I have sway installed but I want to remove everything from gnome and generate an iso that you recommend? it’s possible? I like the initiative to put a lot of flavors in silverblue but I feel like they forget about those of us who love tiled windows. I would like the community to have a minimal iso for those who want a simple environment like a wm. I read recommendations or suggestions


You can start reading Kinoite, a KDE (and now XFCE) version of Fedora Silverblue - #213 by stbischof and my reply right after. Feel free to ask questions here if you need help to get started.

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There will also be talks related to this topic at Nest on Friday August 6th:

  • A talk about Kinoite and what’s coming next
  • A talk with @andilinux about rpm-ostree based Desktop Spins and how to make one