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Month: June 2012

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

From: leee <leee@...>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:55:50 +0100
On Friday 29 June 2012 04:06:49 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > 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.
> <snip>
> 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.
> Tim

Referring people to a wiki for installation instructions sounds like a good 
idea and would reduce any maintenance overhead for the web site.

Although there's the potential problem with abuse on 'open' wikis the 
Trinity 'community' is pretty good and, I think, up to the task of keeping it 
straight and level.

+1 vote for this idea.