The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the fourth maintenance update to the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series, version 5.14.4.
Highlights of the KDE Plasma 5.14.4 update include improved Flatpak support and better global progress display for updates in the Plasma Discover graphical package manager, updated Weather add-on to correctly display temperatures of 0 degrees, as well as improved label contrast in Folder View for better compatibility with certain wallpapers.
Updated components in this release include Plasma Desktop, Plasma Discover, Plasma Workspace, Plasma Audio Volume Control, Plasma Networkmanager (plasma-nm), plasma-browser-integration, Plasma Addons, Breeze, KScreen, KWin, and kactivitymanagerd. A total of 45 changes are included, so check out the official changelog for more details about the KDE Plasma 5.14.4 update.
"Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.14.4. 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.
KDE Plasma 5.14.5 is expected to arrive on January 8, 2019
The next planned maintenance update for the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series will be KDE Plasma 5.14.5, which is expected to arrive next year on January 8, 2019, as the last one. This means that KDE Plasma 5.14.5 will also mark the end of life of the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series, so no further updates will follow after version 5.14.5.
Meanwhile, if you're using the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution, we recommend updating to the KDE Plasma 5.14.4 point release as soon as possible, or as soon as the packages land in the stable software repositories. This way, you are keeping your KDE installation stable and reliable at all times.