Timothy Pearson | 31 Aug 00:09 2015

Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.1 Released!

For those not subscribed to the trinity-announce mailing list, TDE R14.0.1
was officially released today:


Thank you for your patience during the upload process!

Michele Calgaro | 26 Aug 15:24 2015

Possible temporary disruption when updating TDE

Dear all,
just as a word of fore-notice, we are currently publishing the Debian/Ubuntu R14.0.1 packages to the main
PPA and
mirror system.
So please be aware (as someone has already found out) that while the publishing and mirror synchonizing
processes are
under way, you may occasionally run into dependency problems if you are updating TDE.
If so, please give it some time and try again a little later.

David C. Rankin | 26 Aug 04:49 2015

Bug 1998 - systemd - user session tracking/multiseat implementation required

Tim, Slavek, Darrell, All, (whoever is left?)

   I've checked from time to time to see if 
http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1998 has been resolved to crank 
up my Arch build system again. When we left, the problem was TDE did not provide 
user session tracking or a multi-seat implementation for a pure-systemd 
environment (without ConsoleKit).

   This resulted in applications being launched, but never terminated after they 
had been closed by the user.

   Can anyone confirm correct behavior of TDE in a pure-systemd setting w/o 
ConsoleKit? Even without multi-seat, it is worth building TDE if the issue 
described in bug 1998 has been resolved.

   What says the brain trust?


David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

Darrell | 4 May 19:12 2014

Taskbar icons

When changing the panel height from 37 to 38 pixels, the taskbar icon buttons start stacking. Is there a way
to stop that stacking behavior?

Slávek Banko | 3 May 13:22 2014

FYI: hal removed from Jessie

Michele, Tim,

as I noticed HAL has been removed from Jessie:

Revision 3841
Modified Wed Apr 23 13:19:34 2014 UTC (9 days, 21 hours ago) by biebl 
Mark the hal packages as kfreebsd-any hurd-any. On Linux they have been
superseded by udev/udisks/upower.

This means that kpowersave has no meaning build for Jessie.



Slávek Banko | 3 May 00:20 2014

FYI: libr and tdelibs are broken again on Jessie

Michele, Tim, others

well, libr and maybe tdelibs are broken again on Jessie. Update binutils broke 
the compatibility. I'll send updated libr package to build-farm, when I'll 
know that on the build-farm have been updated base build-root for Jessie.




Werner Bast | 27 Apr 16:24 2014

Suggestion Metabug

Hi all,

by strolling through Bugzilla, especially Bug 2014, i've noticed that
there are several Bugs seems to have similar problems. Mainly:
 885: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=885
1879: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1879
1887: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1887
1888: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1888
1892: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1892
1947: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1947
1971: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1971
1976: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1976

What about making an metabug to keep those bugs together and have an
overview over the status

Just my 2 cents

Greetings Werner

Darrell | 25 Apr 19:19 2014

Build failures

Fresh clean build last night. I ran into two build failures with tdegames and tdeaddons:


/dev/shm/tdegames/kpat/freecell-solver/move.c:468: undefined reference to `convert_freecell_num'


/dev/shm/tdeaddons/atlantikdesigner/designer/designer.cpp:30:29: fatal error:
atlantic/estate.h: No such file or directory

Any ideas?


Slávek Banko | 25 Apr 01:21 2014

Improve compton-tde configuration options

François, Darrell,

please can you test a set of patches from the bug report 2028? In my opinion, 
the patches look good and I'm ready to push. Soon I make a test build on all 
supported Debian and Ubuntu versions. So I would like if you can test some of 
your distributions.


Many thanks


Slávek Banko | 21 Apr 19:06 2014

TDE running on real MIPS hardware

Hi all,

when I was preparing my small builder for 'R14 preliminary stable-builds' 
alternative apt source, I did not plan other architectures than i386 and 
amd64. But then I made a few tests to probe ways to also build both arm 
architectures. The tests were successful, so they are now available all 
architectures as on the build-farm.

Given that builds for other platforms are going pretty well, I tried one more 
experiment. Because I have an older SGI Indy workstation, I tried on my small 
builder to build packages in addition for MIPS architecture. And experiment 
has succeeded. With little difficulty is now built 100% packages!

Graphics card on my SGI Indy hardware unfortunately only allows 8-bit color 
depth, and as I found on this color depth many TDE application crashes - see 
bug 2033. Attached screenshot is therefore from TightVNC server, where I set 
a higher color depth. I note that this machine has only 64 MiB RAM, so it is 
very slow. But it works!

Note: Packages for Wheezy on MIPS are available in my APT source. If someone 
has a better hardware than my SGI Indy (about 1995), you can try it and let 
know how it works for you :)



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Timothy Pearson | 21 Apr 00:31 2014

Re: compton × screensavers

> 2014-04-08 5:00 GMT+04:00 Fat-Zer <fatzer2@...>:
>> 2014-04-08 3:03 GMT+04:00 Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>:
>> Hi all,
>>> I tried to set the compositor to compton-tde and now instead of
>>> screensaver
>>> Clock shows only black screen. In the test, the Clock is displayed
>>> correctly.
>>> When I set the screensaver to Swarm, the bees appear, but background is
>>> not
>>> erased - bees appears on the desktop background image. With screensaver
>>> Science displays the background image, but it is not visible any
>>> further
>>> activity. Some screensavers do not show problems - Fiberlamp, Galaxy.
>> Anyone notice the same behavior?
>> Screensavers work fine for me, but I noticed several different
>> problems...
>> e.g. the compton-tde doesn't applies changes in settings immediately and
>> fails to start if  «Use OpenGL» checked...
>> btw may be it's older bugs and not regressions. I'm not active user om
>> xcomposite...
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