2019.12.30: Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.7 Released!

The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new TDE R14.0.7 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.

R14.0.7 is the seventh maintenance release of the R14.0 series, and is built on and improves the previous R14.0.6 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.

R14.0.7 Release Notes
This section highlights some of the most important fixes introduced by this maintenance release.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed some SAK related bugs
  • Fixed TLS support in recent distros
  • Clean up links to non functional old websites
  • Fixed several FTBFS caused by newer library versions
  • Fixed annoying crashes in TDevelop
  • Several packages have been migrated to CMake build system
  • General polishing of TDE look and brand
  • Several translation updates
  • Better support for XDG standard
  • Improved detection of ruby version
  • Added support for a new location of the ICEauthority file
  • Added support for recent versions of libpqxx
  • Added support for MySQL 8.x
  • Added initial support for DilOS builds
  • Added initial support for build with musl libc
  • Added support for build with LibreSSL
  • Restored both AIM and MSN protocols in kopete
  • Revived NetBSD support for various packages
  • CVE-2019-14744: Prevent arbitrary code execution from .desktop files
  • CVE-2018-19872: Fix crash in tqimage for certain malformed ppm image 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 and Ubuntu. Packages for RedHat/CentOs, Fedora, Mageia, OpenSUSE, and PCLinuxOS are being built by their respective maintainers and may be already available or will be soon.
Live CDs with TDE R14.0.7 preinstalled are or will be available soon on the LiveCDs page.

FreeBSD Support
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!

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