Trinity Desktop R14.0.5 Brings Modern Compiler Support and Security Fixes

Trinity Desktop, the Linux desktop environment which is forked from KDE 3, has just released an update bringing Trinity Desktop to version R14.0.5.

Because Trinity Desktop is a “traditional desktop” based on KDE 3 and focuses on function rather than a lot of special effects, its benefits are typically things like increased battery life on laptops, and just overall efficiency for the user.

This Trinity Desktop R14.0.5 update is mostly bug fixes to previous K Desktop Environment 3 packages and updates to make sure that the software will continue to play nice with modern compilers and other desktop components.

Building with GCC 7/8 compilers have received improved support, including Java 8 and newer, as well as enhanced support for using the LLVM Clang compiler, OpenSSL 1.1 support, and a lot of other little tweaks.

Some notable fixes in Trinity R14.0.5 include sound server crash fixes, .OGG audio file playback, JavaScript syntax highlighting for Kate, memory leak fixes, big endian detection, notifications for removable media, and two security fixes for known issues that date back to 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Here is a summary of the most important changes and updates, but you can read the entire changelog here and the entire list of bug fixes here:

  • Fixed OGG file playing (TDE login sounds now works again
  • Fixed sound server and arts crashes
  • Fixed device detection from Media Manager in kscd
  • Fixed several kdesktop_lock related bugs
  • Fixed status of Trash bin on desktop
  • Fixed notification of removable media
  • Fixed info page protocol support (regression in previous release)
  • Fixed regression with open/save dialogs on ftp or removable disks
  • Fixed javascript syntax highlighting in Kate
  • Fixed support for NetworkManager with randomized MAC addresses
  • Fixed detection whether the system is big endian
  • Fixed memory leaks
  • Improved timer handling in TDEPowersaver
  • New sessions can now correctly be started as “pre-lock”, useful where autologin is enabled
  • Added support for GnuPG 2.1
  • Improved KGPG server configuration
  • Enhanced Ark and Ark plugin interface and support for .rar files
  • Improved calculations in mini-cli
  • Improved icon display in system tray
  • Improved support for Jabber protocol in Kopete
  • Dropped support for discontinued AIM protocol in Kopete
  • Enhanced mime type code
  • Added support for G-code in Kate syntax highlighting
  • Added support for OpenSSL 1.1
  • Improved support for TLS v1.2
  • Improved support for Clang
  • Added support for GCC7 and GCC8
  • Added support for Java8 and newer
  • Added support for ICU 58 and newer
  • Added detection for ruby 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5
  • Fix security issue CVE-2016-10040
  • Fix security issue CVE-2017-6410
Kamil Anwar
Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.

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