KDE Applications 18.08 Software Suite has entered its Beta stage of development, so we will just have to wait a little longer to enjoy the new apps that this package developed by KDE people. Desktop environment projects such as GNOME and KDE have evolved and have gone much further as we are seeing in recent years, as they increasingly try to cover more ground and now we have complete suites of apps to use as a complement.
KDE Applications 18.04 reaches the end of its life with the third and last release of this pack, so KDE developers are very active working very hard on KDE Applications 18.08, the new suite of open source apps that we can enjoy when it comes to the final version in the near future. Although we can already enjoy the Beta version (it is not available to install in GNU / Linux distros, but it can be tested in KDE Neon Developer Edition editions) if you want to test this package that is part of the KDE ecosystem, along with Plasma and more.
Specifically, it is scheduled for its final launch on August 26, 2018, that is, in just one month the final version will be ready. And since the end of this month it entered the Beta phase, as well as version 18.07.80 presented with new libraries KPkPaas and Kltinerary, that is, an open source library designed to read Apple Wallet pass files and an open source library for data extraction and itinerary models respectively.
The first RC or Release Candidate will arrive on August 2. That candidate to become the final version of KDE Applications 18.08 will already show what will be the new final version with much more exactitude than the beta. That RC1 will arrive the same day as version 18.07.90. And it will be a busy month for KDE, as KDE Frameworks 16 will also be released on August 5.49.0th.