The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the second point release of the latest KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series, version 5.14.2.
Coming just one week after the first point release, the KDE Plasma 5.14.2 point release is here with yet another layer of improvements and bug fixes to make the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment more stable and reliable. Highlights of this second point release include firmware updates improvements and better Snap support in the Plasma Discover software manager.
KDE Plasma 5.14.2 also adds accessibility information to desktop icons, addresses a typo in the GTK theme treeview style for the Breeze GTK theme, lowers the Qt dependency for plasma-browser-integration to version 5.9, improves focus handling in Plasma Desktop, and updates Plasma Networkmanager (plasma-nm) to display the right current download and upload speed.
"Today KDE releases a Bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.14.2. Plasma 5.14 was released in October with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a week's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important," reads today's announcement.
All users are urged to update to KDE Plasma 5.14.2
Among some other noteworthy changes included in the KDE Plasma 5.14.2 point release, we can mention a fix for a bug discovered in Plasma Workspace, which made Plasmashell freeze when attempting to get information about free space from mounted remote filesystems after losing the network connection to it, and better compatibility with Firefox 58 and later for the bookmarks runner.
There are a total of 44 changes in this second point release to the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series, so you are urged to update your installations as soon as the KDE Plasma 5.14.2 packages arrive in the stable software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distribution. The third KDE Plasma 5.14 point release is expected to hit the streets early next month on November 6, 2018.