2013.07.21: Trinity Desktop Environment SRU Released!

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

This stable release is the 3rd 3.5.13 release and it is comprises of 91 bug fixes and 530 patches, including:

* SAK (Secure Attention Key) improvements
* Desktop locking improvements
* Taskbar improvements
* Kickoff style menu improvements
* Faster session termination
* Better stability for some applications

External improvements include support for:

* automake 1.13
* clucene 2.x
* libwpd 0.9
* mp4v2
* ruby 1.9
* xine 1.2

This release adds support for newer versions of Linux distributions. It should be a smooth update for everyone currently using a previous release of TDE v3.5.13.x.

To learn about the details of this release, visit its information page.

Getting TDE

Premade binary packages have been made available by our contributors for Debian Squeeze, Wheezy; Ubuntu Lucid, Maverick, Natty, Oneiric, Precise, Quantal, Raring; Fedora 15, 16, 17, 18; RedHat Enterprise/CentOS 4, 5, 6; Mandriva 2011; Mageia 2, 3; openSUSE 11.4, 12.2, 12.3; and PCLinuxOS 2013. You can find these packages and more at our homepage, http://www.trinitydesktop.org/.

Hacking TDE

You too can join the community! Help support our desktop and what we do by joining the mailing lists, and get user support from others like you! The lists are available here. Help is always welcome!

Helping the TDE Project

Creating TDE requires significant computing resources and bandwidth; please consider helping to keep us online with a donation on our Donations page!

About TDE

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 formerly a continuation of KDE 3. Now its own desktop environment project, it continues to gain features, fix existing bugs, and provide a stable desktop to all.

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.

Note: The correct reference to Trinity is "Trinity," "Trinity Desktop Environment," or "TDE"; not "KDE3," "Trinity KDE3," "KDE3 Trinity," "KDE3 (Trinity)," "Trinity (KDE3)," or "KDE3 forked." 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 provided by a separate developer community. Thank you for using the correct name!

Press Contact Information

Project Lead: Timothy Pearson, kb9vqf@pearsoncomputing.net
SRU Release Coordinator: Slavek Banko, slavek.banko@axis.cz

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