How can I get KDE-Unstable repository on Manjaro?

Why is qt6-serialport and qt6-multimedia available on Arch Linux repositories but not on manjaro?

$ pacman -Ss qt6- # searching for qt6- packages on manjaro

extra/python-pyqt6-3d 6.1.1-1 (pyqt6)
    Python bindings for Qt3D
extra/python-pyqt6-charts 6.1.1-1 (pyqt6)
    Python bindings for QtChart
extra/python-pyqt6-datavisualization 6.1.1-1 (pyqt6)
    Python bindings for QtDataVisualization
extra/python-pyqt6-networkauth 6.1.1-1 (pyqt6)
    Python bindings for QtNetworkAuth
extra/python-pyqt6-sip 13.1.0-1
    The sip module support for PyQt6
extra/qt6-3d 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    C++ and QML APIs for easy inclusion of 3D graphics
extra/qt6-5compat 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Module that contains unsupported Qt 5 APIs
extra/qt6-base 6.1.2-1 (qt6) [installed]
    A cross-platform application and UI framework
extra/qt6-charts 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Provides a set of easy to use chart components
extra/qt6-datavis3d 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Qt6 Data Visualization module
extra/qt6-declarative 6.1.2-1 (qt6) [installed]
    Classes for QML and JavaScript languages
extra/qt6-doc 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    A cross-platform application and UI framework (Documentation)
extra/qt6-examples 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Examples and demos from qt6 documentation
extra/qt6-imageformats 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Plugins for additional image formats: TIFF, MNG, TGA, WBMP
extra/qt6-lottie 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    A family of player software for a certain json-based file format for describing 2d vector graphics animations
extra/qt6-networkauth 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Network authentication module
extra/qt6-quick3d 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Qt module and API for defining 3D content in Qt Quick
extra/qt6-quickcontrols2 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    User interface controls based on Qt Quick
extra/qt6-quicktimeline 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Qt module for keyframe-based timeline construction
extra/qt6-scxml 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Static and runtime integration of SCXML models into Qt6 code
extra/qt6-shadertools 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Experimental module providing APIs and a host tool to host tool to perform graphics and compute shader conditioning for the upcoming Qt
    graphics abstraction layer
extra/qt6-svg 6.1.2-1 (qt6) [installed]
    Classes for displaying the contents of SVG files
extra/qt6-tools 6.1.2-2 (qt6) [installed]
    A cross-platform application and UI framework (Development Tools, QtHelp)
extra/qt6-translations 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    A cross-platform application and UI framework (Translations)
extra/qt6-virtualkeyboard 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Virtual keyboard framework
extra/qt6-wayland 6.1.2-1 (qt6)
    Provides APIs for Wayland

I know that those packages are only available on the Repo ‘KDE-Unstable’. Is there a way I can get those?

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We only sync Arch’s stable repos. KDE-Unstable is one of their testing repos. If you want to help test those packages before they land in Arch stable or Manjaro, install Arch and add their testing repos.

We only sync Arch’s stable repos. KDE-Unstable is one of their testing repos

Understood. That is what I wanted to know. Thanks.

Manjaro also has a kde-unstable repo - I expect you to know the implications of adding in the repo.

You can add it in pacman.conf - add it between [core] and [extra] for best result.

Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Right, but we don’t have the packages he’s asking about yet. That’s why I didn’t mention it.

Ah - I see - sorry to have mixed it in.

I can see a lot of qt6- packages in the repo - so this is not all qt6- packages yet?

I see. I duck about it, is the list of available packages of kde-unstable repo this one? Because I cannot see the qt6-serialport and qt6-multimedia packages in this list.

actually qt is at 6.1 on manjaro. qt didn’t integrate all modules on this version. Among them multimedia and serial port.
It’s available on qt6.2 which is beta. 6.2 LTS is planned for the end of september.