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Re: [trinity-users] getting TDE (was: Old machines...)

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:00:27 -0400
Lisi Reisz composed on 2016-07-27 17:39 (UTC+0100):

> Is anyone running TDE on a really old computer?  (Where old is as defined
> above.)

I'm not, but as a primarily openSUSE user of other distros primarily for 
various types of cross pollination and bug testing, getting TDE has always 
been problematic. All the links on
https://www.trinitydesktop.org/releases.php
omit openSUSE, while openSUSE still offers KDE3. It's easier just to skip it 
rather than to try to figure out where the download instructions that do 
exist are hidden when the time comes to do a fresh installation and choose 
its primary DE.

I do have multiple functioning Athlon systems with as much as 1GB RAM, and 
could try adding or switching to TDE on one or more of their already 
installed distros, if sufficiently motivated by reasonably accurate download 
instructions.

But, there are problems with existing instructions, e.g.:
https://www.trinitydesktop.org/releases/3.5.13.1/
points to
"Official Installation Instructions for RedHat"
under the heading
"Trinity v3.5.13.1 Release Information"
but it points to
https://wiki.trinitydesktop.org/RedHatInstall
which is only about 14.0.x.

It's mostly good that only the current release is pointed to, but there are 
reasons to have a bit more flexibility, and probably to remove obsolete links 
and directions (but, like with most wikis, that breaks the PURL[1] concept 
"Cool URIs don't change"[2]). As it's a wiki, I could help fix it up, but 
there's an obstacle: links to pages for setting up sources need to be 
accurate, and thus verifiable, both as to their presence, and their 
*absence*. The way the mirror system is set up now, redirects make that 
impossible in any fashion I'm familiar with.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistent_uniform_resource_locator
[2] https://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI.html
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