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Trisquel GNU/Linux is a fully free operating system for home users, small enterprises and educational centers.

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This minor update to the 9.x "Etiona" series is intended to provide an up to date set of ISO images, both for use as an installation medium and as a live environment with newer packages. This addresses two main security concerns in the 9.0 original ISO images:

  •  An outdated Certificate Authority collection (package...

They say that good things come to those who wait, and for this release there has been a lot of waiting but also plenty of good things. Trisquel 9.0, codename "Etiona" is our most polished release yet, thanks to the contribution of a very committed team of volunteers. This release comes in several flavors:

  • MATE desktop, the default. Based on the popular fork of GNOME 2.x, this edition provides a classic desktop environment matching the user experience of previous Trisquel releases.
  • Trisquel Mini, a lightweight version for older machines and netbooks. Based on the LXDE desktop environment and a selection of resource-saving applications to bring new life to your hardware...

We write today wishing you all a happy GNU year and to announce a great milestone for the Trisquel GNU/Linux project.

A couple of months ago, we were honored as one of the recipients of the Handshake Free and Open Source Software Community Grant, an amazing initiative of the Handshake Project which means that the Trisquel Association received an USD 100.000 donation.

These funds come from the contributions received by the Handshake project from their sponsors, which were pledged to be distributed among Free and Open Source Software projects and come with no strings attached. For those who are new to the Handshake project, you can read more...

Just as we release Trisquel 8.0, the development of the next version begins! Following the naming suggestions thread I've picked Etiona, which sounds good and has the fewest search results.

We currently do our development in a rented dedicated server in France, and although it is functional it has many performance and setup issues. It has 32 gigs of RAM, which may sound like plenty but stays below the sweet spot where you can create big enough ramdisks to compile large packages without having to ever write to disk during the build process, greatly improving performance. It also has only 8 cores and rather...

Trisquel 8.0, codename "Flidas" is finally here! This release will be supported with security updates until April 2021. The first thing to acknowledge is that this arrival has been severely delayed, to the point where the next upstream release (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) will soon be published. The good news is that the development of Trisquel 9.0 will start right away, and it should come out closer to the usual release schedule of "6 months after upstream release".

But this is not to say that we shouldn't be excited about Trisquel 8.0, quite the contrary! It comes with many improvements over Trisquel 7.0, and its core...

Last week (on 12/08/17) we reinstated the Freedom Fridays, a tradition in which we hold periodic development meetings and post updates about the project at the end of each week. These updates were long overdue but since we can now consistently dedicate more time to the project, we hope to make fast progress on all fronts.

The main topic for this meeting was the status of the Trisquel 8 release, which is close to ready but still pending some important tasks. The most visible ones are the outdated Trisquel metapackages (essential for the netinstall and distro-upgrading processes to work) and...

2015 was a year of quiet but continuous progress for the Trisquel project. With no major release scheduled for the period, we focused on improving the build system and server infrastructure, making the distro more reliable through quicker and more traceable updates. Our long time sysadmin Santiago Rodriguez took on the big task of taking the original build scripts that produce all our packages and fitting them into a continuous integration system and improved the build environment with pbuilder -for packages- and live-build -for images.
This year will bring us Trisquel 8, codename "Flidas". We have already started the...

As in previous years, Ruben Rodriguez will be representing Trisquel at this edition of FSF's annual conference LibrePlanet. The event will take place this weekend 21st-22nd of March at the Stata building at MIT in Cambridge, Massachussets. Ruben will give a talk entitled Browse in privacy and freedom with GNU IceCat. Special thanks to FSF for covering the trip expenses with a Scholarship, and to ThinkPenguin for doing so with the accomodation.

Tune up to the ...

The Youtube channel LinuxActionShow will interview Rubén Rodríguez, Trisquel project leader, this Sunday 25th at 10am PST. You can suggest questions for the show at https://www.reddit.com/r/LinuxActionShow/comments/2t7qwq/sundays_las_will_feature_a_trisquel_developer/

The show positively reviewed Trisquel in 2012:...

As you may know, Trisquel is sovereign over its infrastructure. This means all of the services offered by Trisquel are managed by us, humans. We only rent the hardware and do everything else ourselves. Until now the git repositories were exported using gitweb and updated using shell accounts on the development box, but that has changed and we will be using gitlab for managing core repositories for the Trisquel project from now on.

These are exciting changes, specially the ability to allow developers to host their git repositories in the Trisquel infrastructure. Gitlab also allows for requesting merges of contributed code (also known as "pull requests" in the github world), so...


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