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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.0 Released!

From: <vreher@...>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:42:56 -0500
---- Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf@...> wrote: 
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> The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to
> announce the immediate availability of the new TDE R14.0.0 release.  The
> Trinity Desktop Environment is a complete software desktop environment
> designed for Unix-like operating systems, intended for computer users
> preferring a traditional desktop model, and is free/libre software.
> Unlike previous releases TDE R14.0.0 has been in development for over two
> years. This extended development period has allowed us to create a better,
> more stable and more feature-rich product than previous TDE releases. R14
> is brimming with new features, such as a new hardware manager based on
> udev (HAL is no longer required), full network-manager 0.9 support, a
> brand new compositor (compton), built-in threading support, and much more!
> Version scheme change
> Also new in this release is a change from the KDE v3.5.x series
> versioning.  In line with our new, separate identity, and to avoid
> incorrect comparisons with KDE SC based on version number alone, we are
> dropping the old versioning scheme and replacing it with our new R-series
> versioning scheme.  Each new release from this point forward will be
> identified with three numbers prefixed with an R (standing for "Release");
> the first number is the major series, the second is the minor series, and
> the last is the Stable Release Update (SRU) identifier.  A stable series
> will be indicated by a single Rxx.yy identifier, e.g. R14.0.  Major
> overhauls of the codebase that significantly and permanently change the
> way TDE functions, such as the transition from HAL to the TDE Hardware
> Library or the new style engine, will only occur when the major series
> number increments.  Normal, incremental development, including new
> features, will be indicated with an increment of the minor version number.
>  Bug fixes backported to a stable series (Rxx.yy)--with no new features or
> changed functionality--will be indicated via an increment of the SRU
> identifier alone.
> Getting TDE
> Installation instructions and binary packages are immediately available
> for Debian and Ubuntu.  Packages for RedHat/CentOs, Fedora, Mageia,
> OpenSUSE, and PCLinuxOS are being built by their respective maintainers
> and will be made available at a later date.
> Live CDs with TDE R14.0.0 preinstalled are available at
> .
> Major Improvements from 3.5.13.x
> The following is a list of the major improvements TDE R14.0.0 includes. *
> New HAL-independent hardware support based on udev. HAL support is still
> available for those systems (such as *bsd) that require it.
> * Significant renaming of applications, libraries, and packages to avoid
> conflicts with other desktop environments (most notably KDE).  This allows
> TDE to be installed in parallel with other desktop environments without
> significant negative interaction.
> * Upgrades to TQt3 (TDE's fork of Qt 3.3.8).  TQt3 upgrades include a new,
> modern style engine, multi-threading support, and improved speed and
> stability.
> * Support for network-manager 0.9 and newer.
> * Switched compositor from Kompmgr to Compton-TDE, a fork of Compton with
> TDE-specific features.
> * Added builds for armel/armhf architectures on Debian and armhf on
> Raspbian Wheezy.
> * File mimetype detection system now based on libmagic.
> To see more highlights of this release, please visit the TDE R14.0.0
> information page at
> .
> About TDE
> The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) was forked by Timothy Pearson in
> 2008 from the last official release of the K Desktop Environment's third
> series (KDE3), version 3.5.10. It existed as a set of modified KDE3
> packages for Ubuntu until 2009, when it was merged onto a proper source
> control system (KDE SVN) and rebranded as TDE. Shortly thereafter, TDE's
> core infrastructure was created utilizing spare computing capacity from
> Raptor Engineering; these infrastructure resources currently include the
> world's only Launchpad system based outside of Canonical Ltd. As the
> project grew, the TDE team migrated off of KDE's SVN server onto our own
> GIT server and has been completely independent from KDE from 2011 onward.
> - From the beginning of the TDE project, individuals from around the world
> have contributed to TDE, and our original desire to provide a powerful,
> functional desktop environment in the traditional style has been upheld.
> The TDE project still is led by Timothy Pearson utilizing Raptor
> Engineering's computing resources. TDE currently is growing faster than it
> ever has before, with many new contributors--and our dependable core team
> of developers--helping to add new functionality, repair bugs, answer
> questions on the mailing lists, and increase TDE's overall quality.
> TDE fits into a niche similar to that of the MATE project for Gnome, but
> TDE is geared more toward those who want a productive, efficient interface
> with a high customization potential. Our dedicated team is continuing to
> refine TDE instead of rebuilding it from scratch; this prolonged
> development is something rarely seen in the open source applications
> arena. While our niche position may not be as glamorous as some of the
> larger projects such as KDE and Gnome we believe TDE is no less important
> to those who rely on it and use it in their daily work, and we hope that
> in the future our niche will continue to grow.
> Developers Wanted
> The TDE development team is small but friendly.  If you wish to
> participate in the TDE development process, please visit
> for additional information.
> User Feedback
> Feedback from our users is an integral part of a large, user-experience
> oriented project such TDE.  Whether you want to report a bug, suggest an
> improvement, or simply let us know your opinion of TDE, please feel free
> to contact us.  Two good places to start communication are the project's
> mailing lists at and its
> bug tracker at .
> Contribute to the TDE Project
> Creating TDE requires significant computing resources and bandwidth. 
> Please consider helping to keep us online with a donation at
> .  Without your financial
> assistance, TDE would not be possible!
> Press Contact Information
> Project Founder/Administrator: Timothy Pearson,
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Thanks to you and the rest of the development team for this early Christmas gift! I am currently running on a version built from git sources downloaded last February and will be compiling R14  from the new source tarballs.  Are these instructions current: ?