2020.04.29: TDE celebrating its 10th anniversary with new R14.0.8 release!
Ten years ago today, the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) saw the release of its first version (3.5.11). Lot of things have happened since that day but TDE has continued to grow and flourish throughout the years. Today the project is healthier than ever, with dedicated self-hosted servers, regular releases, modern collaboration tools and a vibrant community of users and enthusiasts.
The development team is pleased to celebrate TDE's 10th birthday by announcing the immediate availability of the new TDE R14.0.8 release. TDE 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.
R14.0.8 is the eighth maintenance release of the R14.0 series, and is built on and improves the previous R14.0.7 version.. Maintenance releases are intended to promptly bring bug fixes to users, while preserving overall stability through the avoidance of both major new features and major codebase re-factoring.R14.0.8 Release Notes
This section highlights some of the most important fixes introduced by this maintenance release.
- Fixed avahi support
- Fixed parsing of CPU cores frequency on some hardware
- Fixed parsing of battery information on some hardware
- Fixed detection of closing thelid on some hardware
- Fixed incorrect update of KNote "last modified" field
- Fixed several FTBFS caused by newer library versions
- Fixed K3B crashes when trying to write an audio CD with cd text
- Fixed tdenetworkmanager crashes
- Many translation updates
- Several packages have been migrated to CMake build system
- For some packages have been dropped the automake build system
- Added option to disable tdekbdledsync
- Added option to select default file manager
- The selected default terminal is also used for Open terminal here
- Improved LibreSSL support
- Improved musl libc support
- Improved support for DilOS distribution
- Improved support for XDG folders
- Improved support for Pinebook Pro
- Initial work to support reproducible builds
- Initial support for translating desktop files using Weblate
- Using Ninja build for Cmake building on FreeBSD
- Dropped Kerry and code related to Beagle search
- CVE-2019-14744: Solved similar cases of arbitrary code execution from .desktop files
The full version of the release notes is available here
The complete list of bugs fixed in this release is available at these locations (please note that two lists complement each others, they are not duplicates):
A detailed commit change log is also available here
.Useful notes on upgrading
Please read through the following notes
before upgrading. If applicable to your system, follow the recommended steps.Getting TDE
Installation instructions and binary packages are immediately available for Debian
. Packages for RedHat/CentOs
, and PCLinuxOS
are being built by their respective maintainers and may be already available or will be soon.
Live CDs with TDE R14.0.8 preinstalled are or will be available soon on the LiveCDs page
TDE continues to offer support for FreeBSD, although still partial given some of the new issues that have arisen with the latest versions of FreeBSD. The TDE team will try their best to improve support for FreeBSD but progress will probably be slow. Additional developers or contributors willing to help porting the remaining features and applications are always welcome.Credits and acknowledgements
We thanks all the people that are (or have been) involved in making TDE the great desktop environment that it is.
We would like to thank IntegriCloud
for kindly providing a powerful physical server based on a secure POWER9 architecture that serves as the new TDE primary host
and as a very powerful builder for ppc64el packages.
We would like to thank vpsFree
for kindly providing free hosting for some of the TDE services, most notably our self-hosted TDE Gitea Workspace
and TDE Weblate Translation Workspace
We would like to thank all the people who have contributed to improve translations for many languages (see here
for a detailed list of names). We are looking forward for further contributions in future.Contribute to TDE development
The TDE development team is small but friendly. If you wish to participate in the TDE development process, please visit the Get involved
page for additional information.
There many things you can contribute to, from documentation review to bug fixes as well as brand new software features or applications.
Feedback from our users is also an integral part of a large, user-experience oriented project such as TDE. Whether you want to report a bug, suggest an improvement or simply let us know your opinion about TDE, please feel free to contact us. Three good places to start communication are the official TGW site
(user guide here
),the mailing lists
and the bug tracker
.Donate to 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
. Without your financial assistance, TDE would not be possible!
Join us in congratulating TDE on its 10th birthday!!