What is KDE-dev?

Just browsed the community editions on osdn a bit and found a community edition named kde-dev.
What's the difference to the official edition of kde?

KDE-Dev is more unstable than unstable, but if you want the newest and shiniest KDE Plasma and KDE Frameworks, it is the way to go. Basically, it offers development packages from the KDE git repos.
So, for example, KDE Testing will show:

$ plasmashell -v
plasmashell 5.18.5

But KDE-Dev will show:

$ plasmashell -v
plasmashell 5.18.80

which is actually development work for 5.19.

If you wanted to know which packages were unique, you could:

$ wget https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-community/storage/kde-dev/20.0/manjaro-kde-dev-20.0-unstable-minimal-200510-linux56-pkgs.txt

$ grep "\-git" manjaro-kde-dev-20.0-unstable-minimal-200510-linux56-pkgs.txt
attica-git 5.71.0.r752.g230073d-1
baloo-git 5.71.0.r2785.g6351e180-1
bluedevil-git 5.18.80.r2090.gc34ef123-1
bluez-qt-git 5.71.0.r593.g252653b-1
breeze-git 5.18.80.r1990.g15ef2c41-1
breeze-gtk-git 5.18.80.r381.gd74cdcf-1
breeze-icons-git 5.71.0.r1557.g8f519863-1
discover-git 5.18.80.r7636.g4190032f-1
frameworkintegration-git 5.71.0.r518.gaba34f0-1
kactivities-git 5.71.0.r1286.gfb858507-1
kactivities-stats-git 5.71.0.r280.gfc4d903-1
kactivitymanagerd-git 5.15.80.r1274.g3bc86ea-1
karchive-git 5.71.0.r420.gccb7d15-1
kauth-git 5.71.0.r355.gf44eadc-1
kbookmarks-git 5.71.0.r335.gea46f76-1
kcmutils-git 5.71.0.r390.g73242fb-1
kcodecs-git 5.71.0.r305.g31e1bde-1
kcompletion-git 5.71.0.r361.g51d6bb7-1
kconfig-git 5.71.0.r690.g15ecb79-1
kconfigwidgets-git 5.71.0.r460.g4d85f6a-1
kcoreaddons-git 5.71.0.r978.g6219d0b-1
kcrash-git 5.71.0.r306.g4643631-1
kdbusaddons-git 5.71.0.r309.gc85db5c-1
kde-cli-tools-git 5.18.80.r1761.gf371e6f-1
kde-gtk-config-git 5.18.80.r828.ga5d4ddb-1
kdeclarative-git 5.71.0.r774.g277b2e3-1
kdecoration-git 5.18.80.r219.gae01479-1
kded-git 5.71.0.r312.g2db6181-1
kdelibs4support-git 5.71.0.r939.g2654a2c5-1
kdeplasma-addons-git 5.18.80.r8336.g1d64bd119-1
kdesu-git 5.71.0.r397.g3540dfa-1
kemoticons-git 5.71.0.r318.g3ecf2ec-1
kfilemetadata-git 5.71.0.r695.gd864d9a-1
kgamma5-git 5.18.80.r416.g9c0f2bb-1
kglobalaccel-git 5.71.0.r359.gc2c6d8e-1
kguiaddons-git 5.71.0.r276.g87555be-1
kholidays-git 5.71.0.r862.g8b3f65e-1
khotkeys-git 5.18.80.r1990.g9be02c2-1
ki18n-git 5.71.0.r394.g8b64461-1
kiconthemes-git 5.71.0.r423.ga2064a0-1
kidletime-git 5.71.0.r248.g62d3e7b-1
kinfocenter-git 5.18.80.r1678.g8afcdf0-1
kinit-git 5.71.0.r343.g222efd5-1
kio-git 5.71.0.r3943.g21529bcb-1
kirigami2-git 5.71.0.r2187.gfc5ba467-1
kitemmodels-git 5.71.0.r425.ga976bd9-1
kitemviews-git 5.71.0.r269.g30e5e55-1
kjobwidgets-git 5.71.0.r296.ga071720-1
kmenuedit-git 5.17.80.r896.g9f1dfec-1
knetattach-git 5.18.80.r7597.geeab79954-1
knewstuff-git 5.70.0.r820.g293c87dc-1
knotifications-git 5.71.0.r534.g6517e6c-1
knotifyconfig-git 5.71.0.r284.g6ca3f44-1
kpackage-git 5.71.0.r576.g10c2f56-1
kparts-git 5.71.0.r402.ga9776c2-1
kpeople-git 5.71.0.r1253.ge0669fe-1
kpty-git 5.71.0.r258.g9e1492e-1
krunner-git 5.70.0.r421.g7b6222d-1
kscreen-git 5.17.80.r1224.gae5ba86-1
kscreenlocker-git 5.18.80.r773.gf2c89ed-1
kservice-git 5.71.0.r772.gc8c10b7-1
ksshaskpass-git 5.18.80.r159.g64d6c18-1
ksysguard-git 5.18.80.r3244.gdbb0b515-1
ktexteditor-git 5.70.0.r2352.g14fef3f9-1
ktextwidgets-git 5.71.0.r320.g08dc2c9-1
kunitconversion-git 5.71.0.r307.ge1a15f0-1
kwallet-git 5.71.0.r959.gc4be96e-1
kwallet-pam-git 5.17.80.r203.ga87f3be-1
kwayland-git 5.69.0.r1000.g51870cb-2
kwayland-integration-git 5.18.80.r143.gcb0380f-1
kwidgetsaddons-git 5.71.0.r669.gf732164-1
kwin-git 5.18.80.r17866.g6dc938907-2
kwindowsystem-git 5.71.0.r512.g895613f-1
kwrited-git 5.18.80.r421.g9d9f3c0-1
kxmlgui-git 5.71.0.r620.gd4d97fe-1
libkscreen-git 5.18.80.r1522.gf339263-1
libksysguard-git 5.18.80.r1789.gb1e9126-1
milou-git 5.18.80.r682.gc7afe20-1
modemmanager-qt-git 5.71.0.r456.gd621108-1
networkmanager-qt-git 5.71.0.r1050.g5131a3d-1
oxygen-git 5.18.80.r4364.gef365016-1
oxygen-icons-git 5.71.0.r225.gfb02f72-1
plasma-desktop-git 5.18.80.r7597.geeab79954-1
plasma-framework-git 5.71.0.r15427.g54cc2200c-1
plasma-integration-git 5.18.80.r469.gf30c8ca-1
plasma-nm-git 5.18.80.r2864.g2bf19bb7-1
plasma-pa-git 5.18.80.r821.ga876b36-1
plasma-wayland-session-git 5.18.80.r8904.g60aad4653-1
plasma-workspace-git 5.18.80.r8904.g60aad4653-1
polkit-kde-agent-git 5.18.80.r437.g76a4c2e-1
powerdevil-git 5.18.80.r2272.gaa60c4f6-1
prison-git 5.71.0.r254.ge1731d5-1
qqc2-desktop-style-git 5.71.0.r354.g3583017-1
sddm-kcm-git 5.18.80.r527.g0ec066f-1
solid-git 5.71.0.r563.g7d943d5-1
sonnet-git 5.71.0.r530.gd6f33fd-1
systemsettings-git 5.18.80.r2217.gf24048b9-1
user-manager-git 5.18.80.r489.g9ad2a41-1

The 5.18.80 are Plasma Packages; the 5.71.0 are KDE Frameworks Packages.

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Hint. Dev is the abbreviated slang for development. It's the testing version. :smiley:

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