Trisquel 5.5 STS Brigantia release announcement

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You can read this online at:
http://trisquel.info/en/trisquel-55-sts-brigantia-release-announcement
Downloads are at:
http://trisquel.info/download

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Trisquel 5.5 STS "Brigantia" is finally here! This release took us
some extra time but it was well worth it, as even if we went through a
lot of changes in core components we achieved many improvements while
preparing the system for the forthcoming long term support release. As
a sort of compensation (many thanks for your patience!), and due to the
importance of our next release, we will start hacking on it sooner than
usual, in about a month.

This release took our biggest effort in this eight years, and we want
to thank all the community, members, donors and specially to everyone
who contributed to the development. Many new technologies, same user
experience

This release is our first to be based on GNOME 3, GTK 3 and also
Linux-libre 3.0.0. GNOME 3 was a big challenge, because as it is
designed by now, it is not usable for our community. The new default
interface of GNOME 3 is GNOME Shell, a program that requires 3D
acceleration to work, as it relies on graphics composition. Sadly, many
graphics cards today still lack a libre driver providing acceleration,
so many users who would choose free drivers will be redirected to a
fallback desktop environment. We think that this way many users could
feel compelled to install non-free drivers to be able to use the new
desktop, so we decided to use the fallback environment as default, and
improve it when possible. Luckily this fallback is a GTK 3
implementation of GNOME panel 2x, and not only is it very usable, and
even more stable than the original, but it is also accessible,
something GNOME Shell is currently lacking.

One other advantage of using the fallback as default is that we were
able to use it to provide the same desktop layout that many Trisquel
users have become attached to. You can of course adapt and customize it
with panels and applets as usual.

This release features, among many others:

- Linux-libre 3.0.0
- GNOME 3.2
- Abrowser 11
- LibreOffice 3.4.4

Better accessibility, a better project

Continuing with our commitment to accessibility we have managed to
improve the integration with the Orca screen reader and other universal
access software. It was not easy, as it was affected by the changes in
core libraries underneath, but the results were worth it. If you use
the i18n DVD the screen reader will be started by default, allowing
visually impaired users to install it by themselves, and the login
manager in the installed system will then be accessible. It is still
far from perfect, but we will keep working on it.

Another improvement is that many NVIDIA graphic cards are now supported
with 3D acceleration using the free Nouveau driver, which was moved
from experimental into the preinstalled set of packages. Also, we can
announce now that those packages, and all the +300GB of sources and
binaries in our archive servers are now accessible through new official
mirrors in the Netherlands and India, thanks to Jason Self and the KMEA
Engineering college respectively. Many thanks!

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Rubén Rodríguez
Trisquel project leader | http://trisquel.info

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Trisquel ROCKS! Keep up the good work! :))

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On 12-04-16 04:55 PM, name at domain wrote:
> Trisquel ROCKS! Keep up the good work! :))
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thanks for all your hard work Ruben :)

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Excellent! Can't wait to install and play with it. I'm presenting Trisquel to my local Linux User Group in a few weeks, so I hope that Brigantia will impress them :).

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Trisquel ROCKS! Keep up the good work! :))

Gennaro Giugliano
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Trisquel rules :)

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+ duplicate message +

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Krzysztof Stachowiak
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Thank you for the hard work!
I'm particularly happy to have g++-4.6 in the apt-get repository as it's never been pleasant for me to build and manage such software manually. Also I like the new looks. I admire all the effort put into making Trisquel visually appealing.

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Thank you for the hard work!
I'm particularly happy to have g++-4.6 in the apt-get repository as it's
never been pleasant for me to build and manage such software manually. Also I
like the new looks. I admire all the effort put into making Trisquel visually
appealing.

Bertel

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I'm so thankful when Ruben takes some of my suggestions into consideration. :-)

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I'm so thankful when Ruben takes some of my suggestions into consideration.
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Chris

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Iscritto: 04/23/2011

Nice job Rubén!

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Nice job Rubén!

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Iscritto: 01/11/2011

Thanks Rubén. Is the web browser Epiphany packaged for this release?

aloniv

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Thanks Rubén. Is the web browser Epiphany packaged for this release?

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So far so good! I feel that it is significantly faster than the previous versions. Only problem so far, my machine seems to freeze when I go for a reboot. Apart from that, it works fine and looks nice!

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Congrats to Ruben and all Trisquellions for this release :D

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+1

If I haven't said so, already.

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> Congrats to Ruben and all Trisquellions for this release :D

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Congrats to Ruben and all Trisquellions for this release :D

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I'm very happy for this new release, the first update of Trisquel since I use only it on my laptop.
I hope that my old Nvidia will work with 3D acceleration.
Thank to Ruben and all the developpers =)

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The old old NVidia cards are well supported of the driver. However there isn't much benefit from the older cards over the better support Intel chipsets.

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The old old NVidia cards are well supported of the driver. However there
isn't much benefit from the older cards over the better support Intel
chipsets.

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-duplicated message

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Iscritto: 09/22/2010

Good job ! Runs even on MacBook Pro ( Trisquel Mini )

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God job ! Runs even on MacBook Pro ( Trisquel Mini )