2016.02.28: Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.3 Released!

The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new TDE R14.0.3 release. The Trinity Desktop Environment 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.

R14.0.3 is the third maintenance release of the R14.0 series, and is built on and improves the previous R14.0.2 version. Maintenance releases are intended to promptly bring bug fixes to users, while preserving overall stability through the avoidance of both new features and major codebase re-factoring.

Previous R14.0.x Release Notes
You can read the release notes of the previous R14.0.2 release, on which R14.0.3 is based, here.
You can read the release notes of the previous R14.0.1 release, on which R14.0.2 was based, here.
You can read the release notes of the original R14.0.0 release here.

R14.0.3 Release Notes
* This section highlights some of the most important fixes introduced by this release
* Fixed floppy support in media manager
* Improved handling of various types of discs in media manager
* Fixed an annoying bug with zip file support that prevented some applications (such as KOffice and k3b) from opening their own saved files
* Fixed detection of mime types not contained in TDE settings (using magic library) which prevented sound files from being played in some recent distros
* Added giflib 5.1 support
* Added ruby 2.2 support
* Fixed a bunch of security issues

The complete list of bugs fixed in this release is available here.

A detailed commit change log is also available here.

FreeBSD Support
There are still some issues that need to be addressed before full FreeBSD support can be achieved. Additional developers or contributors willing to help porting the remaining features and applications are always welcome.

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 will be made available at a later date.

Live CDs with TDE R14.0.3 preinstalled are available on the LiveCDs page.

User Feedback
Feedback from our users is an integral part of a large, user-experience oriented project such TDE. Whether you want to report a bug, suggest an improvement, or simply let us know your opinion of TDE, please feel free to contact us. Two good places to start communication are the project's mailing lists and bug tracker.

Developers Wanted
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.

Contribute 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!

Press Contact Information
Project Founder/Administrator: Timothy Pearson, kb9vqf@pearsoncomputing.net

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