The new version of the Trinity R14.0.7 desktop environment is ready

Through a blog post about the Trinity desktop environment, the developers announced the release of the new version "Trinity R14.0.7" which continues the development of the KDE 3.5.x and Qt 3 code bases.

Of the characteristics that can be highlighted of this environment Trinity desktop, you can observe your own tools for managing display parameters, a udev-based layer for working with teams, a new interface for configuring teams, a transition to Compton-TDE manager. Likewise, it also has an improved network configurator and user authentication mechanisms.

The environment Trinity can be installed and used at the same time as the latest versions of KDE, including the ability to use Trinity KDE applications already installed on the system.

There are also tools to correctly display the interface of GTK programs without violating a single style. The goal of the project is to release continual bug fixes, additional features, and recent hardware support.

Trinity Desktop it is a fork of KDE 3.5 and it is used as the default desktop environment of at least two Linux distributions, Q4OS and Exe GNU / Linux.

The new version introduces changes mainly related to bug fixes and work to improve the stability of the codebase.

What's new in Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.7?

The new version introduces changes mainly related to debugging and work to improve the stability of the code base.

Among the improvements added we can find the following:

  • Some packages have been converted to use the CMake build system
  • Performed a general refinement of the appearance and elements of the brand
  • Improved support for XDG (X Desktop Group) standards
  • Implemented initial build support for the DilOS operating system (a distribution based on the Illumos kernel, using dpkg and apt to manage packages)
  • Added initial build support with Musl library (libc)
  • Added support for building with LibreSSL instead of OpenSSL
  • The kopete instant messaging service has resumed support for the AIM and MSN protocols
  • Added support for a new ICE authorization file location
  • Added support for recent versions of libpqxx
  • Added support for MySQL 8.x
  • NetBSD support resumed
  • Ported vulnerability fix CVE-2019-14744 (execution of arbitrary commands when viewing a directory containing specially crafted ".desktop" files) and CVE-2018-19872 (crash when processing invalid PPM images).

How to install Trinity desktop R14.0.7?

For those interested in being able to install this desktop environment on their systems, You can follow the instructions we share below.

For those who are users of Ubuntu, Linux Mint or any derivative of these, the first thing we are going to do is add the environment repository to our system, so for this we are going to open a terminal in the system and we are going to type the following:

echo "deb http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-r14.0.x $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/trinity.list
echo "deb http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-builddeps-r14.0.x $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/trinity-builddeps.list

Already added the repository to the system, immediately afterwards we are going to download and import the public key into the system with the following command:

wget http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-keyring.deb
sudo dpkg -i trinity-keyring.deb

After that we will proceed to update our list of packages and repositories with:

sudo apt-get update

Finally we are going to install the environment in our system with:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-default-settings-trinity kubuntu-desktop-trinity

Now for those who are openSUSE leap 15.1 users, they can install the environment by running the following commands:

rpm --import http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/trinity/rpm/opensuse15.1/RPM-GPG-KEY-trinity
zypper ar http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/trinity/rpm/opensuse15.1/trinity-r14/RPMS/x86_64 trinity
zypper ar http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/trinity/rpm/opensuse15.1/trinity-r14/RPMS/noarch trinity-noarch

zypper refresh
zypper install trinity-desktop

While for those who are Arch Linux users or some derivative, you can compile the environment by following the instructions in this link or add the following repository to your pacman.conf file

[trinity]
Server = https://repo.nasutek.com/arch/contrib/trinity/x86_64

They update and install with:

sudo pacman -Syu

sudo pacman -S trinity-desktop

For all other Linux distributions, They can follow the instructions that are shared on the official website of the environment.


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  1.   Matias said

    did not work on linux mint 19.3, got 404 error: /
    anyone know how to install it correctly? A similar procedure appears on the trinity page, so it doesn't work either

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