KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Now in Beta, to Offer a Unified Look, GTK+ Support on Wayland

Now that KDE Plasma 5.7 series reached end of life two days ago with the release of the fifth maintenance update, KDE Plasma 5.7.5, it is time for us to look further to the next major version, KDE Plasma 5.8, which not only it will be supported for two years as the first LTS (Long Term Support) Plasma desktop, but will also offer a comprehensive list of new features and improvements. As mentioned before, there will be numerous new features in KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS, but the biggest ones worth mentioning here are a universal search functionality to find your stuff, a unified look to run apps written in Qt4, Qt5, GTK2, or GTK3, support for getting notifications from your smartphone, Right-to-Left (RTL) language support, improved applets, simplified global shortcuts, and better Wayland support.