Trinity R14.0.12 has already been released and comes with more support

Trinity Desktop

The Trinity R14.0.12 desktop environment has been released, continuing the development of the KDE 3.5.x and Qt 3 code base. For those new to Trinity, you should know that this is a desktop environment that 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.

Trinity R14.0.12 Key New Features

In this new version of the environment that is presented, the implemented support for PolicyKit, Besides that added Polkit-agent-tde DBu services which provides an authentication agent for Polkit used to authenticate a user session to Trinity. For application developers, the Polkit-tqt library has been prepared, which allows the PolicyKit API to be used through a TQt-style interface.

Another change that stands out is that a tdemarkdown component with an implementation of a Markdown document viewer integrated into a friendly application. The Konsole terminal emulator has been improved, an option to control transparency has been added, and Quanta, an integrated environment for web development, now supports HTML 5.

Of the other changes that stand out in this new version:

  • The VPL (Visual Page Layout) visual editor adds support for complex characters (for example, with accents) and silent keys.
  • Added support for Let's Encrypt certificates to KSSL.
  • Kxkb implements a transparent background for the system tray label.
  • Sip4-tqt has added initial support for Python 3.
  • Improved communication between tdm and plymouth.
  • Tdebase has added a dispwin backend (based on the Argyll color management system) for installing ICC profiles.
  • Continuous transfer of packages to the CMake build system. The minimum version requirements of
  • CMake were upgraded to 3.1. Some packages have removed support for automake.
  • The code can use features of the C++11 standard.
  • Added support for Ubuntu 22.04.
  • Improved support for Gentoo Linux.
  • Ended support for Debian 8.0 and Ubuntu 14.04.

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 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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