Trisquel 10.0 Nabia release announcement

Trisquel 10.0, codename "Nabia" is finally here! This release will be supported with security updates until April 2025. Additionally, an upgrade to the "Etiona" release (v9.0.2) is also being published today,
providing updates and corrections to the installation ISO images.

These news are the culmination of months of work towards fixing, cleaning, and reviewing hundreds of packages and tickets with close feedback from the community at large. This work was boosted by an
overhaul of the development infrastructure for a distribution that is  easier to maintain, more robust, and more welcoming to volunteers.

Many editions and flavors

  • Trisquel: We continue to use MATE (version 1.24 this time) as the default desktop environment due to its great accessibility support, simple user interface and no dependency on 3D acceleration.
  • Triskel: Our KDE (v5.68) based edition was given lots of attention for this release and it is now as polished as the MATE counterpart. This edition is excellent for customizing the design and functionality in fine detail.
  • Trisquel Mini: Running LXDE (v0.99.2), the Mini edition is a lightweight desktop perfect for netbooks, old computers and users with minimal resource usage needs.
  • Trisquel Sugar or Trisquel On A Sugar Toast (TOAST): Based on the Sugar learning platform (v0.118), TOAST comes with dozens of educational activities for children.
  • Network installer image: To deploy with a command-line install interface, it is ideal for servers and advanced users who want to explore custom designed environments.

Some common core packages include:

  • GNU Linux-libre 5.4 by default, 5.8 and 5.13 available
  • Abrowser (rebranded, privacy oriented Firefox derivative) 96.0
  • Icedove (rebranded, privacy oriented Thunderbird derivative) 91.5.0
  • LibreOffice 7.1.7
  • VLC video player 3.0.9.2
  • Xorg 7.7
  • GNU Libc6 2.31

Architecture changes

We are happy to announce the addition of support for ARM devices, incorporating armhf as a newly supported architecture for Nabia. The changes done to the development system to achieve this will make it much easier to expand to other architectures soon, targeting 64-bit ARM and PowerPC next. Although there isn't yet support for any specific board, today's publication of a pre-installed development image will allow the community to start experimenting and bring support to ARM devices. Nabia will be the first release to not have support for 32-bit hardware on x86, while Trisquel 9.0.2 Etiona will continue to provide support for x86 32-bit machines until April 2023.

Upcoming changes

Our main website will soon undergo a deep refresh, and as we continue to move to the trisquel.org domain it will be the perfect opportunity to migrate our bug tracker to our GitLab instance where all development will continue. Speaking of development, work on Trisquel 11 is set to start right away, so we invite the community to jumpstart the project with the suggestions of a codename, as is tradition. Join the forum/mailing lists to get involved.

With the continuous support form our community and contributors we will keep providing one of the best fully free operating systems, and tackle the big technical challenges ahead. Trisquel is a non-profit project, you can help sustain it by becoming a member, donating or buying from our store.

A big thank you for all the donors that keep the project going, and to the hackers adfeno, aklis, a_slacker_here, bandali, bill-auger, calher, chaosmonk, charh, CharlieBrown, daroal, davidpgil, dctrud, DiivaaD, DNS, Eighth_Doctor, fredd, freekurt, fvnines, gnutastyc, iank, joshaspinall, jxself, kpengboy, legimet, leny2010, mtsio, pabloyoyoista, pehjota, pikurasa, proninyaroslav, rms, satellit, sudoman, thomzane, valessio and specially Luis "Ark74" Guzmán, for all the code, patches, bug reports, translations and advice.

 

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