Trinity R14.1.2 adds support for Ubuntu 24.04, Fedora 40, new styles and more

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Trinity R14.1.2

The new version release of the Trinity Desktop Environment,»Trinity R14.1.2» which features the addition of new applications, as well as a series of new features, significant changes and bug fixes.

The Trinity R14.1.x branch stands out for its focus on several important improvements. For example, initial support for the PulseAudio sound server has been introduced, support for PKI infrastructure has been introduced, a new notification system has also been implemented to facilitate the connection of external storage devices, support for encrypted disks in LUKS format has been added , as well as a new graphical interface for controlling Bluetooth devices.

What's new in Trinity R14.1.2?

In this new version that is presented of Trinity R14.1.2 are the new styles and decorations ported from KDE, style was added tde-style-polyester for widgets and window decorations, seeking a balance between visual appeal and simplicity and twin-style-fahrenheit a nice TWin style decoration of KDE 3.2.

New Trinity Decorations and Styles R14.1.2

Another new feature that Trinity R14.1.2 presents are the new functionalities in applications, por exampleo in ksnapshot the delay functionality has been added to 'Region' mode, as well as the ability to set the pixmap remotely, six new color schemes have been added to tdebase and a GUI option to choose between the standard shutdown dialog and Ubuntu style, konsole now has the ability to reset the color of tabs to the default value, in kmail the option to open the HTML body of an email in an external browser has been added, in gwenview has included an option to prevent loading metadata and in kstreamripper, tde ioslave/sftp, kxkb, various improvements and new functionalities were applied to these applications and libraries.

Regarding support improvements, it is mentioned thate support for Python 3.12 is now included, libpoppler 24.02, taglib 2, as well as added support for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Noble and Fedora 40, In addition, the versions of Debian Stretch, Ubuntu Xenial, Devuan Ascii, Fedora 37, 38 and Mageia 8 were no longer supported.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • kicker's quicklauncher: Now ignores empty URLs.
  • noatun: Fixed crash when finding empty items in playlist.
  • kaffeine: Fixed file filters in the 'Open' dialog from the second opening.
  • Various fixes in twin: Resizing and general behavior with Virtual Terminal-based applications, such as xfce and mate terminals, have been improved, thus avoiding functionality problems.
  • The code migration and removal process has evolved in R14.1.2, including conversions to CMake and removal of autotools support for several modules, among others.
  • Redesigned authentication methods in the SFTP driver and added support for SFTP servers to zeroconf ioslave.
  • TQt3 now has buttons to move through history, and memory leak issues and other small changes have been fixed.
  • Fixed issues with resizing windows in applications that use virtual terminals, such as the xfce and mate terminal emulators, as well as the gvim text editor.

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-r14.1.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-r14.1.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 15.5 users, they can install the environment by running the following commands:

rpm --import http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/rpm/opensuse15.5/RPM-GPG-KEY-trinity
zypper ar http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/rpm/opensuse15.5/trinity-r14/RPMS/x86_64 trinity
zypper ar http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/rpm/opensuse15.5/trinity-r14/RPMS/noarch trinity-noarch
zypper refresh
zypper install trinity-desktop

While for those who are users of Arch Linux or any 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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