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KDE Applications 17.08 Software Suite Enters Beta, Will Launch on August 17

KDE Applications 17.08 it’s now in freeze, and the Beta release that was announced today is here to give the community a first preview of the improvements and new features that are coming later this summer to the apps and components included in the open source software suite that’s used for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and other DEs. With both the dependency and final freeze in place, the KDE team will now concentrate all of their efforts on fixing bugs and further polishing for the upcoming KDE Applications 17.08 software suite, which will get an RC (Release Candidate) milestone in about two weeks from the moment of writing, on August 3. The final release of KDE Applications 17.08 is expected on August 17, 2017.