KDE Plasma 5.14 Desktop Environment Enters Beta with New Features, Improvements

Today, the KDE Project announced the beta release of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems, a major release that adds new features and lots of improvements across several core components.

Now that the KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment series reached end of life, it’s time for a new major release, KDE Plasma 5.14, which promises a plethora of new features, including a much-improved Plasma Discover graphical package manager that now features firmware update capabilities, support for accessing channels for Snap apps, and the ability to see an app’s package dependencies.

It also now lets users display and sort apps by release date, notifies users when a new software update replaces existing packages with others, and offers users to the install the Flatpak backend when at… (read more)

Source: Softpedia