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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 22:06:49 -0500
> On 06/28/2012 06:08 PM, Calvin Morrison wrote:
>>     Lou Gogan wrote:
>>     > Is there a different installation page with instructions of how to
>>     obtain a
>>     > working version of trinity? Is there a working version?
>> I strongly suggest Slavek's packages. I have deployed them on all of my
>> systems with  great success.
> Part of his point was that the installation instructions on the website do
> not result in a working system.  This is something we talked about here
> several months ago, and nothing has been done about it.  Repeating what I
> said then, how many people do you think have found the website, tried to
> install Trinity according to the instructions there, ended up with a
> hopelessly buggy system and a lot of time wasted, and will never try
> Trinity
> again?  Lou is one of a tiny minority who have come to the mailing list
> looking for help -- many, many more simply go away quietly.

I was not actually aware of the magnitude of the problem until just now,
as I tend to use the nightly builds on new installs.

Do we actually have a procedure written anywhere that results in
successful installation on Ubuntu?  People have access to the Wiki and I
would be more than willing to redirect the Ubuntu/Debian install
instructions to a Wiki page until R14 is released; would someone who has
managed to install TDE successfully be willing to write a brief set of
instructions for the Wiki?

I did not originally intend R14 to take so long to make it to release.  In
fact I was not even planning for a 3.5.13 SRU, but enough bugs were
discovered over time (some original KDE bugs as well) to significantly
delay the next release.  This is obviously suboptimal and it looks like
some things will need to be partially fixed in the interim.