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The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) project is a feature rich desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems with a primary goal of retaining the overall KDE 3.5 computing style. The project was founded by and is still led by Timothy Pearson. After 5 years of work, TDE is a fast, stable and mature desktop for Linux.
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The [http://trinitydesktop.org Trinity Desktop Environment] (TDE) project is a feature rich desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems with a primary goal of retaining a traditional, efficient and productive user interface.<br>
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TDE was born as a fork of the K Desktop Environment version 3.5, which was originally written by the KDE Team, a world-wide network of software engineers committed to Free Software development. The name Trinity was chosen because the word means Three as in continuation of KDE 3. Since then, TDE has evolved to be an independent and standalone desktop environment project.  
  
TDE is the successor desktop to KDE 3.5. Continued development by the Trinity Project has polished off many rough edges that were present in the final release of KDE 3.5.10. Many new and useful features have been added to keep the environment up-to-date.
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The TDE project was founded by and is still led by Timothy Pearson. Timothy is an experienced and skilled software developer and was the KDE >= 3.5.11 support coordinator/developer for previous Kubuntu releases.  
  
The current stable release of TDE (3.5.13-2) was released July 21st 2013. Binaries for many Linux distributions and source-code tar archives are available for download. Current development is on 14.0.0 (R14). R14 underwent soft-freeze on March, 4, 2014 and RC releases for R14 are scheduled shortly.
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Over time, continued development has polished off many rough edges that were present in the final release of KDE 3.5.10 and many new and useful features have been added to keep the environment up-to-date.
  
One of most notable features of R14 is implementation of the Trinity Desktop Hardware Library (tdehwlib) that did away with dependency on HAL. With the HAL dependency removed, R14's foundation now rests solidly on current and maintained libraries and dependencies.
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The current stable release of TDE is '''R14.0.6''', which brings along several [https://wiki.trinitydesktop.org/Release_Notes_For_R14.0.6 improvements] over the previous releases.<br>
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One of the most notable features of the R14.0 series is the implementation of the Trinity Desktop Hardware Library (tdehwlib) that did away with dependency on HAL. With the HAL dependency removed, R14's foundation now rests solidly on current and maintained libraries and dependencies. For systems still based on HAL (such as *BSD), HAL support is still available as a building option.
  
'''MediaWiki has been successfully installed.''' -- Thanks Tim!
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The TDE development team is small but friendly. Anyone wanting to join the development process and help create the next TDE release is welcome! If you wish to participate, please take a look at the [https://www.trinitydesktop.org/helpwanted.php Get involved] page.
 
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Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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== Getting started ==
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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Latest revision as of 07:32, 30 March 2019

The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) project is a feature rich desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems with a primary goal of retaining a traditional, efficient and productive user interface.
TDE was born as a fork of the K Desktop Environment version 3.5, which was originally written by the KDE Team, a world-wide network of software engineers committed to Free Software development. The name Trinity was chosen because the word means Three as in continuation of KDE 3. Since then, TDE has evolved to be an independent and standalone desktop environment project.

The TDE project was founded by and is still led by Timothy Pearson. Timothy is an experienced and skilled software developer and was the KDE >= 3.5.11 support coordinator/developer for previous Kubuntu releases.

Over time, continued development has polished off many rough edges that were present in the final release of KDE 3.5.10 and many new and useful features have been added to keep the environment up-to-date.

The current stable release of TDE is R14.0.6, which brings along several improvements over the previous releases.
One of the most notable features of the R14.0 series is the implementation of the Trinity Desktop Hardware Library (tdehwlib) that did away with dependency on HAL. With the HAL dependency removed, R14's foundation now rests solidly on current and maintained libraries and dependencies. For systems still based on HAL (such as *BSD), HAL support is still available as a building option.

The TDE development team is small but friendly. Anyone wanting to join the development process and help create the next TDE release is welcome! If you wish to participate, please take a look at the Get involved page.