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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-users] is there a version of trinity that acually works

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:52:58 -0500
> Hi folks
> I was delighted when I heard about trinity as I still use kubuntu 8.04 and
> will
> never, until death or even beyond, use kde4 or any other developer
> ego-driven
> user-unfriendly DE.
> I followed the instructions on the installation page:
> ubuntu section, and after  installing ubuntu 11.10 on a spare partition, I
> entered the commands as instructed.
> Firstly, there was the known problem with the sudo command which the
> developers
> have decided to keep a secret and not edit the installation instructions
> to add
> 3 lines of text to help the user. But I was pointed to the bug page and
> followed the instructions there.
> I was able to download and start trinity (v3.5.13) and as soon as I
> clicked on
> the main menu button the system crashed and the whole panel disappeared
> leaving
> a totally blank desktop.
> Here is here I get really confused.
> I did have a look at the known bugs and this seems to be a know 'solved'?
> bug -
> I think. What is the point in having incorrect instructions to download
> and
> install a desktop which doesn't work?

I am sorry that you are experiencing these problems.  Please keep in mind
that we do not have the resources of other larger projects, which slows
development somewhat.

Have you installed Slavek's packages?  We are fully aware of the
problems with 3.5.13, including the one you describe (which is
incidentally a problem with the base system, not TDE itself), and are
planning to release a Stable Release Update as soon as possible.