KDE3-Forked Desktop Updated With Partial FreeBSD Support, Compatibility For GCC 6
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 9 November 2016 at 05:35 PM EST. 14 Comments
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For those still preferring KDE3 to what's offered by KDE4 or KDE5, the Trinity Desktop Environment continues living on as a fork of the KDE3 code-base but with support for making use of modern components.

This week's Trinity Desktop R14.0.4 was made available as another maintenance update, but does come with some notable changes. This new Trinity release now has support for the CUPS 2.2 printing system, FFmpeg 3.x support, GCC 6.x compiler support, GStreamer 1.x support, and Rar 5.x support. Being able to build under the GCC6 compiler is important and support for the modern GStreamer 1.x is overdue and nice to see the other updated software support.

Aside from the new additions, there has been security fixes, switching to a newer version of the Jabber protocol for Kopete, and other maintenance items. Trinity Desktop continues to offer partial FreeBSD support but they acknowledge "progress will probably be slow." For now the best support for this desktop environment is on Linux distributions.

More details on Trinity R14.0.4 via TrinityDesktop.org.
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