Release Notes For R14.0.12

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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.

R14.0.12 is the twelfth maintenance release of the R14.0 series and it builts on and improves the previous maintenance versions.
Maintenance releases are intended to promptly bring bug fixes and new features to users, while preserving overall stability through the avoidance of both major API or feature changes and major codebase re-factoring.

Trinity R14.0.11 Desktop Trinity R14.0.11 Desktop

R14.0.12 Release Notes

This section highlights some of the most important fixes introduced by this maintenance release.

  • New applications
    • Polkit-agent-tde - a D-Bus service that provides a TDE based polkit authentication agent
    • Polkit-tqt - a library that lets developers use the PolicyKit API through a nice TQt-styled interface
    • tdemarkdown part - an embeddable lightweight markdown document viewer
  • Enhancements
    • Some improvements on Konsole terminal emulation
    • Quanta: improved support for complex characters/dead keys in VPL editor
    • KSSL: added Let's Encrypt certificates support
    • Kxkb: systray label can now have a transparent background
    • Konsole: added real transparency checkbox option
    • Quanta: added support for HTML 5
    • Sip4-tqt: initial support for python 3
    • Tdebase: added dispwin (Argyll) support to set the ICC profile
    • Translation updates (thanks to all translators)
    • Several packages have been migrated to CMake build system
    • Dropped automake build system for various packages
    • Continued overall look polishing
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed timeout on dbus' service startup response on first call
    • Fixed hanging of system on shutdown caused by conflicts between tdm and plymouth
    • Added support for Poppler >= 21.11
    • TCC: make sure correct encoding is used for editing bashrc (affects gtk-qt-engine)
    • Fixed issue with ICEAuthority ownership stealing when programs were run using tdesu in a user session
    • KMail: redirecting messages now uses the default account
    • Amarok: fixed default scoring script error caused by using a feature deprecated in latest Ruby version
    • Kaffeine: fixed detection of libdvdcss
    • Kexi: added support for postgresql 12 and later
  • Distro support
    • Gentoo: several improvements and addition to supported ebuilds
    • Debian: dropped Jessie
    • Ubuntu: dropped Trusty (14.04), added Jammy (22.04).
  • Additional info for developers/packagers
    • Minimum required version of CMake raised to 3.1
    • c++11 features are now allowed in the code base
    • cmake-trinity: added TQT_CMAKE_DIR variable, for installing and importing exported CMake targets for TQt dependent libraries
    • cmake-trinity: added ability to specify necessary CXX features

The full list of changes is available at these locations (please note that the two lists complement each others, they are not duplicates):

Getting TDE

Installation instructions and binary packages are immediately available for Debian, Devuan, Raspbian, and Ubuntu. Packages are also available for Arch. 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 R14.0.12 preinstalled are or will be available soon on the LiveCDs page.

Previous R14.0 Release Notes

Release notes for previous versions of TDE are avaiable at these links.

Previous release (R14.0.11)

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.

Trinity R14.0.10 Desktop on FreeBSD

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 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 mirrors for kindly providing free hosting for the TDE packages and archive.


We would like to thank all the people who have used the TDE Weblate Translation Workspace to improve translations for many languages. We are looking forward for further contributions in future.

  • Bulgarian
    • Emanoil Kotsev (9)
  • Czech
    • Slávek Banko (955)
  • Greek
    • Mavridis Philippe (243)
  • Hebrew
    • Omer I.S (28)
  • Italian
    • Leandro Nini (209)
    • Michele Calgaro (2518)
    • Stefano (517)
  • Polish
    • Jan Stolarek (7)
  • Portuguese
    • Hugo Carvalho (1090)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
    • Sebastião Guerra (78)
  • Russian
    • Alexander Golubev (656)
    • Andrey (Андрей) (22)
    • Mavridis Philippe (116)
  • Spanish
    • Victor Galvez (216)
  • Turkish
    • Mehmet Dokuz (752)
  • Ukrainian
    • Roman Savochenko (287)
    • Taras Panchenko (9)

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 are 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 scale, 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 project's mailing lists and the bug tracker.

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!