New in version R14.0.0

December 16th, 2014
  • Unlike previous releases TDE R14.0.0 has been in development for over two years. This extended development period has allowed us to create a better, more stable and more feature-rich product than previous TDE releases. R14 is brimming with new features, such as a new hardware manager based on udev (HAL is no longer required), full network-manager 0.9 support, a brand new compositor (compton), built-in threading support, and much more!
  • Version scheme change:
  • Also new in this release is a change from the KDE v3.5.x series versioning. In line with our new, separate identity, and to avoid incorrect comparisons with KDE SC based on version number alone, we are dropping the old versioning scheme and replacing it with our new R-series versioning scheme. Each new release from this point forward will be identified with three numbers prefixed with an R (standing for "Release"); the first number is the major series, the second is the minor series, and the last is the Stable Release Update (SRU) identifier. A stable series will be indicated by a single Rxx.yy identifier, e.g. R14.0. Major overhauls of the codebase that significantly and permanently change the way TDE functions, such as the transition from HAL to the TDE Hardware Library or the new style engine, will only occur when the major series number increments. Normal, incremental development, including new features, will be indicated with an increment of the minor version number. Bug fixes backported to a stable series (Rxx.yy)--with no new features or changed functionality--will be indicated via an increment of the SRU identifier alone.
  • Major Improvements from 3.5.13.x:
  • New HAL-independent hardware support based on udev. HAL support is still available for those systems (such as *bsd) that require it.
  • Significant renaming of applications, libraries, and packages to avoid conflicts with other desktop environments (most notably KDE). This allows TDE to be installed in parallel with other desktop environments without significant negative interaction.
  • Upgrades to TQt3 (TDE's fork of Qt 3.3.8). TQt3 upgrades include a new, modern style engine, multi-threading support, and improved speed and stability.
  • Support for network-manager 0.9 and newer.
  • Switched compositor from Kompmgr to Compton-TDE, a fork of Compton with TDE-specific features.
  • Added builds for armel/armhf architectures on Debian and armhf on Raspbian Wheezy.
  • File mimetype detection system now based on libmagic.

New in version 14.0.0 RC1 (November 20th, 2014)

  • R14 is brimming with new features, such as a new hardware manager based on udev (HAL is no longer required), full network-manager 0.9 support, a brand new compositor, built-in threading support, and much more!

New in version 3.5.13.1 (October 12th, 2012)

  • Screen locking improvements
  • Placement of connected devices icons
  • Reorganizing TDE menu
  • Added KControl controls to set default mount options
  • Utf8 encoding for webdav directories
  • Updated Kate synatax highlighting files
  • Improved KMix autostart
  • Added default global shortcuts for KMix
  • Improved Kaffeine plugin support in Kopete
  • Performance improvements for IMAP
  • Ark support for Arj
  • Ark support for check archives
  • Ark Utf8 enconding in filenames
  • Large file support in kio-locate
  • Improved the screen saver control in KMPlayer
  • New keyboard shortcuts in KMPlayer
  • KMyMoney? updated
  • KTorrent updated
  • New localization packages: gwenview-i18n, k3b-i18n, koffice-i18n

New in version 3.5.13 (November 2nd, 2011)

  • Back End Improvements:
  • 3.5.13 development starts at SVN revision r1182534
  • Ported tqtinterface, arts, kdelibs, kdebase, kdeartwork, kdesdk, kdegraphics, kdepim, kdenetwork, kwebdev, and kdevelop to CMake.
  • The Trinity project is now maintaining the required Qt glue libraries for poppler, avahi, and other applications
  • Trinity is now using the TQ* class namespace within all modules, libraries, and applications except kdebindings
  • Many bug fixes and crash fixes
  • Additional Trinity rebranding
  • Interface Enhancements:
  • Added new "Monitor and Display" control center module for system wide single/multi monitor and display configuration
  • Enhanced GTK Qt theme engine; tabs, checkboxes, menu backgrounds and much more now display correctly in the Trinity style
  • An optional Secure Attention Key has been implemented to further secure the login and desktop lock dialogs
  • A new widget theme, Asteroid, has been added
  • A built-in TDE X11 compositor is now included, and certain Trinity applications, such as Amarok, now detect and use true ARGB transparency when available
  • A TDE-specific DBUS notification client has been added for higher integration with common applications such as Firefox and NetworkManager?
  • Prevent OpenGL? screensavers from locking up the display
  • Fixed Flash plugin segfaults in Konqueror
  • Enhanced QuickLaunch? Kicker applet
  • Added "Deep Buttons" option to Kicker