2013.07.21: Trinity Desktop Environment 3.5.13.2 SRU Released!

The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.5.13.2 of the Trinity Desktop Environment. 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.

The 3.5.13.x releases, also known as "SRU", are focused on maintaining and stabilizing the classic 3.5.13 branch of TDE, which was originally based on KDE 3.5.10.




2013.06.25: TDE 3.5.13.2 SRU release underway

We are pleased to announce the imminent release of the second Stable Release Update (SRU) for TDE v3.5.13. Binary packages are currently being uploaded to the main TDE archive, which may cause temporary disruption to new installations of TDE. Continue to watch this page for further updates, and the full TDE 3.5.13.2 release announcement!



2012.11.18: GTK3/TDE theme engine added to the TDE repository!

We are pleased to announce the public release of a full TDE theme engine for GTK3! This engine allows GTK3 applications to use your current TDE widget style, creating a more unified experience across multiple toolkits. The source code is now accessible via TDE GIT, with binary builds for Debian and Ubuntu coming shortly.

NOTE: This engine is designed to work with TDE >= R14 and GTK >= 3.7, and is not available for the current 3.5.13.1 release. The GTK version cutoff was determined largely by the maturity of the GTK style engine, which did not provide many required style functions until version 3.7. Please note that GTK 3.7 contains several bugs which will have a detrimental effect on this style engine, and also that the engine itself is currently in an alpha quality state.

A screenshot of the GTK3 version of Glade running under TDE using the Plastik widget style is shown below:

As always, if you like what you see please consider making a donation to the Trinity Desktop Project; your donations help keep the site online and allow more time to be spend on development work such as this new engine.



2012.11.07: New LDAP/Kerberos components added to the TDE repository!

We are pleased to announce the public release of two components of a TDE LDAP/Kerberos toolkit! The two components released today are libtdeldap and kerberostray, both of which are now accessible via TDE GIT with binary builds for Debian and Ubuntu coming shortly.

Additionally, other portions of this suite of LDAP/Kerberos tools are being offered through the TDE bounty program. These tools are geared towards enterprise users, and cover all aspects of creating, managing, and using LDAP/Kerberos realms.

For more information, screenshots, statistics, and demo videos, please visit the TDE RFE page.

NOTE: These components are designed to work with TDE >= R14, and are not available for the current 3.5.13.1 release.



2012.10.11: Trinity Desktop Environment 3.5.13.1 SRU Released!

The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.5.13.1 of the Trinity Desktop Environment. 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.



Almost a year in development and testing, this stable release update is comprised of 141 bug fixes and 1,193 patches. This new release does not introduce new features but is focused on stabilizing the 3.5.13 release. It should be a smooth update for everyone currently using TDE v3.5.13.


2012.09.04: Summer Recap

The summer season (in the northern hemisphere), traditionally a time when many people shift paces to enjoy outdoor activities and traveling, begins to close. Despite this traditional change of pace the past three months, Trinity development continued at a methodical pace. From June 1 to August 31 there were 131 bug reports or enhancement requests resolved in the bug tracker, as well as issues resolved through discussion in the developer's mailing list.

During the past several months, many changes occurred in the upstream free/libre software world, such as changes to GCC, GLIBC, GLIB2, LIBPNG, FFMPEG, HAL, etc. Those changes occurred in rapid succession and close proximity. Resolving Trinity related issues has been challenging.

The Trinity development team kept pace. The online Patches web page shows the progress of resolving those challenges: https://www.trinitydesktop.org/patches/


2012.07.09: New programs added to the TDE Bounty Program

We are pleased to announce the addition of a full suite of LDAP/Kerberos tools to the TDE bounty program! These tools are geared towards enterprise users, and cover all aspects of creating, managing, and using LDAP/Kerberos realms.

For more information, screenshots, statistics, and demo videos, please visit the TDE RFE page.



2012.06.12: TDE R14 progress update

TDE development is still actively progressing towards the R14 release. As you may be aware, the TDE project has decided to release when ready instead of following a strict release schedule; this decision was made to increase the overall quality of the TDE system and to make it more attractive for use in enterprise environments. Over the past few weeks many critical bugs have been quashed and we are tentatively rescheduling R14 release for Fall 2012.

If you are interested you can roughly follow the development team's progress towards release via this link. When all of the Blocker bugs have been resolved, and a majority (if not all) of the Critical bugs have also been resolved, the TDE codebase can be considered ready for release.

Of course we can always use help in fixing these bugs! If you would like to join in, simpy find a bug on the bugtracker that you think you can fix, grab a copy of our current GIT tree, and hack away. When you think you have the bug fixed, upload your patch to the bug report and we'll look over it for inclusion in the TDE source tree.


2012.05.01: TDE spring fundraiser success!

The TDE spring fundraiser has not only met, but exceeded, our $2,000 goal with $2,241.50 collected! The TDE project relies on your financial support to continue development of this reliable and easy-to-use desktop environment, so I offer a sincere thank you to all who have donated to keep this project alive and online.

The Qt4/TDE theme engine is now in the public GIT tree. Over time I will likely integrate some of the core Qt4 interface code directly into tdelibs, making it easy for TDE developers to add Qt4 widgets into TDE applications where needed or desired.

Once again, thank you to all who contributed, including those individuals who have volunteered time and effort to assist with TDE development. TDE would not be where it is today without your continued support!


2012.03.21: TDE spring fundraiser

It's time for our TDE spring fundraiser!

The TDE project relies on your financial support to continue development of this reliable and easy-to-use desktop environment. As my way of saying thank you I have developed a new theme engine for Qt4 that allows you to use your TDE styles and file dialogs in new Qt4 applications, as well as interface methods required to easily convert common Qt4 objects to TQt3 objects and vice versa.

If we can raise the $2,000 required to keep the TDE project running for the rest of the year by April 30, 2012, I will release the source code for this new theme engine under the GPL and also integrate it into the next TDE release. Once this engine and the conversion methods are part of TDE, the foundation will have been laid for work to begin on a Webkit-based replacement for the aging TDEHTML engine.


2012.01.01: SVN to GIT Migration Complete

The TDE project is proud to announce the completion of its SVN to GIT migration, and the GIT repository is now officially open for public access! In addition to migrating to GIT, the TDE project has also substantially completed a project to rename core TDE libraries so that they do not conflict with core KDE libraries, and has also cleaned up many of the obsolete references to KDE within the source code itself.

For those who have not used the TDE GIT system before, there are brief tutorials available here. As always, if you run into problems join us on IRC or on the mailing lists.

Critical bugfixes and a new feature or two are already present in GIT, and the TDE development team will continue updating the GIT codebase with patches from the bugtracker in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further updates as we kick off this new year with a modern source control system!


2011.11.01: Trinity Desktop Environment Version 3.5.13 Released!

Trinity Desktop Environment version 3.5.13 has been released! This version provides significant enhancements to areas such as desktop security, GTK application support, and general usability.

You will find a detailed list of upgrades and improvements to the Trinity system here:
https://wiki.trinitydesktop.org/Release_Notes_For_3.5.13



2011.05.02: Ubuntu Natty upgrade instructions

As you are most likely already aware, the Trinity project has decoupled its release cycle from Ubuntu's 6 month cycle in order to ensure a quality release. As a result, Natty specific packages have not been built. However, if you wish to upgrade your existing Maverick installation with Trinity to Natty, you may do so via these community provided upgrade instructions.


As always, we recommend that you subscribe to the Trinity project mailing list to ask any questions you may have or to share your upgrade experience.



2011.03.12: New Website Launched

The Trinity Web Team has launched a long overdue website makeover! The new website design provides a look and feel more befitting the modern Trinity Desktop Environment, and should make it easier to find any information you need.

The new site was written by Calvin Morrison, with general direction from Timothy Pearson and technical assistance from Serghei Amelian. As always, bugs should be reported to the project's bug tracker.



2010.10.03: Trinity Desktop Environment Version 3.5.12 Released!

Trinity Desktop Environment version 3.5.12 has been released! This
version provides significant enhancements to areas such as Personal
Information Management (PIM), GTK application support, and general
usability.