The new version of Trinity R14.0.10 has already been released and these are its most important changes


The new version of the Trinity R14.0.10 desktop environment has been released, which continues the development of the KDE 3.5.x and Qt 3 codebase.

Trinity presents its own tools to manage display parameters, a udev-based layer to work with the team, a new interface to configure the team, a transition to Compton-TDE composite manager (a fork of Compton with TDE extensions), an improved network configurator and user authentication mechanisms.

The Trinity environment can be installed and used at the same time as the latest versions of KDE, including the ability to use KDE applications already installed on the system in Trinity. There are also tools for the correct visualization of the interface of GTK programs without breaking the uniform design style.

What's new in Trinity R14.0.10?

The new version of Trinity R14.0.10 introduces changes, mainly related to bug fixes and work to improve stability of the codebase, as component translation to the CMake build system continues and automake support for some packages has been removed.

Besides that in this version FreeBSD support continues, although it is still biased due to some of the new problems that have arisen with the latest versions of FreeBSD. On this the TDE team mentions that they do their best to improve support for FreeBSD, but progress will probably be slow.

The composition includes new applications: KlamAV antivirus package (add-on on ClamAV), full-screen interface to switch between virtual Komposé tasks / desktops, TDEFifteen game («tags» puzzles).

Among the added improvements that we can find in this new version are:

  • A new pinentry-tqt dialog is used to enter passwords and PINs for GnuPG.
  • Added support for 32-bit and 64-bit RISC-V systems.
  • The virtual keyboard (kvkbd) implementation has been significantly improved.
  • Added the ability to adjust indents between icons on the desktop.
  • Added support for Ubuntu 21.04, Mageia 8, Fedora 33, and FreeBSD 13.
  • Added setting to display cover page in KPDF when viewed in two page mode.
  • The ability to adjust the brightness in 1% steps has been implemented.
  • Improved Unicode support.
  • The widget work to show the weather forecast has been improved.
  • Additional screen savers have been added for the screen saver.
  • Work continued to improve the user interface.
  • Initial support is provided for repeatable builds.

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it about this new version, you can check the details In the following link.

How to install Trinity desktop on Linux?

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 $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/trinity.list
echo "deb $(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:

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
zypper ar trinity
zypper ar 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

Server =

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.   Rasa said

    Installation does not work in Archlinux:
    package not found: trinity-desktop

  2.   Rasa said

    Once the packages to install are located, which are tde-tdebase and others with similar nomenclature, the message that pacman throws is

    the required signature is missing

    and it does not allow to install anything.