KDE Plasma 5.14 Beta Brings Many Improvements, Especially Wayland Polishing
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 13 September 2018 at 06:27 PM EDT. 43 Comments
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The KDE community has released the beta of the upcoming Plasma 5.14 desktop update.

Plasma 5.14 has been breaking a lot of great stuff the past few months. Some of the highlights for the KDE Plasma 5.14 beta include:

- KWin has better Wayland support including some copy-paste issues resolved, improved pointer constraints, new Wayland protocols being supported, and much more polished support throughout.

- A lot of work to KDE Discover including firmware updating via fwupd, support for Snap channels, Flatpak handling improvements, and various UI work.

- A new display configuration widget as well as some monitor hot-plug handling improvements.

- Also on the widget front are audio volume improvements, the network widget restores support for SSH VPN tunnels,

- Support for importing existing encrypted files from a Plasma Vault.

- A hibernate option from the log-out screen has been restored.

- A fix to avoid the lock screen from excessively eating CPU resources on older hardware.

KDE Plasma 5.14.0 is planned for release around 9 October.

More details on today's KDE Plasma 5.14 beta release via KDE.org.

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