About the Trinity Desktop Environment
The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) project is a computer desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems with a primary goal of retaining the overall KDE 3.5 computing style.
- Provide a traditional computer desktop environment.
- Provide a flexible and highly customizable desktop.
- Visually appealing.
- Provide a suitable collection of desktop effects that remain compatible with older hardware.
- Responsive on older hardware.
- Compatible with newer hardware but not excluding older hardware.
- Compatible with but not requiring 3D acceleration.
- Compatible with freedesktop.org and Linux file system hierarchy standards.
- Compatible with other desktop environments.
- Maximize HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) efficiency in a mouse/keyboard environment.
- A repository of TDE compatible software applications.
- Traditional panel, task bar, task manager, quick launch.
- Several text editors, file manager, image viewers, office apps, archive manager.
- The original and improved classic Amarok music player.
- A comprehensive control center to configure the desktop to each user's preferences.
- Monitor and Display control center module for system wide single/multi monitor and display configuration.
- TDE Run dialog supports autocompletion and history-based autocompletion.
- Customizable System Tray icon sizes.
- Remote Folder Synchronization in Konqueror file manager.
- ICC (International Color Consortium) color profile support.
- Searchable system menu.
- Kickoff style system menu support.
- SmartCard support.
- Supports GTK2/Qt theme engine; tabs, check boxes, menu backgrounds.
- Optional Secure Attention Key to further secure the login and desktop lock dialogs.
- A built-in X11 compositor.
- Some TDE applications, such as Amarok, detect and use true RGBA (Red Green Blue Alpha) transparency when available.
- A TDE-specific DBUS notification client for improved integration with common applications such as Firefox and NetworkManager.
- Prevent OpenGL screen savers from locking the display.
- Flash plugin support in Konqueror.
- Enhanced Quick Launch.
- Caldav and Carddav support.
- XDG compliant.
- Improved stdout/stderr messages to enhance readability in xsession-error log.
- TQt interface (lays groundwork for selective Qt4 compatibility)
The TDE project began as a continuation of the K Desktop Environment (KDE) version 3. The name Trinity was chosen partly because the word means "three" and TDE was a continuation of KDE 3. TDE now is its own computer desktop environment project.
The TDE project was founded by and is still led by Timothy Pearson. Timothy is an experienced and skilled software developer and was the KDE 3.x coordinator of previous Kubuntu releases.
TDE 3.5.11: April 29, 2010.
TDE 3.5.12: October 3, 2010.
TDE 3.5.13: November 1, 2011.
TDE 220.127.116.11: October 10, 2012.
TDE R14.0.0: Anticipated Spring 2013.
NOTE: The Trinity Desktop Environment project is not a continuation of KDE 3.5 by KDE e.V., members of which no longer support the KDE 3 series. Trinity is an independent fork using a separate developer community.