The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the first point release of the latest KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series.
Released last week on October 9, 2018, the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment improvements to Plasma Discover package manager, a new Firmware Update feature, various user interface enhancements, better and new desktop effects, as well as slicker animations in the KWin window manager. Now, the first point release, KDE Plasma 5.14.1, is available with an extra layer of improvements.
"Today KDE releases a Bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.14.1. 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 the announcement.
Here's what's new in KDE Plasma 5.14.1
Among the highlights of the KDE Plasma 5.14.1 point release, we can mention keyboard support for navigating desktop icons and the KonsoleProfiles applet, as well as focus handling fixes, addressed visual artifacts caused by the maximize KWin effect, better Flatpak and Snap support in Plasma Discover, and firmware update (fwupd) improvements.
The Plasma Discover graphical package manager is the star of this first point release of the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment, which arrived last week in the stable repositories of various popular GNU/Linux distributions, including OpenSuSE and Arch Linux. The KDE Plasma 5.14.1 release should be available too in the coming days, so update as soon as possible.
The next point release of the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment is KDE Plasma 5.14.2, which is scheduled for October 23, 2018. After that, three more such point releases will be available, KDE Plasma 5.14.3 on November 6, KDE Plasma 5.14.4 on November 27, and KDE Plasma 5.14.5 on January 1, 2019, when KDE Plasma 5.14 will reach end of life.