KDE Plasma 5.15 Beta Arrives

Jan 23, 2019

Major improvements to software management.

The KDE community has announced its first release of 2019 – the Plasma 5.15 beta. One of the major highlights of the beta release is increased focus on usability and productivity.

The KDE community has teamed up with the VDG (Visual Design Group) contributors to get feedback on all the papercuts in the software to create an intuitive and consistent workflow for users.

The release has enhanced integration with third-party technologies like GTK and Firefox so users can choose the apps they like without worrying about a sub-par experience.

Massive improvements have been made to the Discover software management tool, something similar to App Store. Users can now perform the distribution upgrade within Discover. It also offers fine-grained control over which packages users want to update.

Discover also now supports app extensions offered with Flatpak packages and lets you choose which ones to install.

If you are a KDE Plasma user, you can test the beta and provide the community with feedback. Some of the best beta distributions to try are openSUSE Tumbleweed, Arch Linux, and KDE neon.

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