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19.05 Available

2019-05-25

Project Trident version 19.05 is now available! This is a minor update to synchronize packages and move Project Trident to the 19.05 version of TrueOS (v20190516). This brings in all of the FreeBSD security fixes for the Intel vulnerabilities that were announced last week. Notable Package Changes firefox (www/firefox) : 66.0.5 -> 67.0_1 firefox-esr (www/firefox-esr) : 60.6.3 -> 60.6.3_1 Package Changes From 19.04-U1 For a full list of available packages, please visit the download page!...

19.04-U1 Available

2019-05-16

Update 1 of Project Trident version 19.04 is now available! Updating to version 19.04-U1 requires the update be performed twice. The first attempt will fail immediately after bootstrapping the new version of the sysup updater utility. Start the update again and the new version of the updater will pick up where the previous version left off. This fail/restart process is being improved for sysup and won’t be used in future updates....

19.04 Available

2019-05-08

Project Trident version 19.04 (based on TrueOS 19.04) is now available! If you experience an update error (code 150) before any packages are downloaded, please delete all Qt4 packages from your system before trying again: sudo pkg remove qt4-corelib This appears to be caused by a bug in pkg regarding the removal of flavor(s) from a package repo, and removing the Qt4 packages beforehand will allow the update procedures to work once again....

18.12-U8 Available

2019-03-29

Thank you all for your patience! Project Trident has finally finished some significant infrastructure updates over the last 2 weeks, and we are pleased to announce that package update 8 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. To switch to the new update, you will need to open the “Configuration” tab in the update manager and switch to the new “Trident-release” package repository. You can also perform this transition via the command line by running: sudo sysup --change-train Trident-release...

Infrastructure Upgrades

2019-03-16

The 18.12-U8 package updates will be delayed until the week of March 25th, due to some importance infrastructure updates that are happening right now. Migrating to version 1.1 of the TrueOS build framework We are taking this opportunity to begin testing the migration from version 1 to version 1.1 of the TrueOS build framework! The early tests are looking very promising, with a 500MB+ reduction in ISO sizes as well as faster build times....

18.12-U7 Available

2019-03-11

Package update 7 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. Trident system changes of note: The post-install default ZFS block size has been changed to 4KB (ashift=12). This is better for performance, but only impacts new ZFS datasets that are created after this change. No impact for current ZFS system layout. The “Indirect Branch Restricted Speculation” system control has now been enabled for all Project Trident systems. This should ensure a higher level of security....

18.12-U6 Available

2019-02-28

Package update 6 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. This is a relatively minor update to keep the available packages up to date. Package changes of note: drm-current_kmod : 4.16.g20181210 -> 4.16.g20190213 This updates the graphics support framework, meaning that GPU drivers may work a bit better now. node has been updated: 11.9.0 -> 11.10.0 npm : 6.7.0 -> 6.8.0 sysup : 0.6 -> 0.6.3 All postgresql database versions have also been updated: postgresql94: 9....

18.12-U5 Available

2019-02-20

Package update 5 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. The graphical system update utility has a new version now with a couple new features: When starting updates, there will now be a prompt about whether to perform a “full” update (forcibly resync your system with the versions of packages in the repository). This option takes a bit longer to download/perform the updates, but is very useful if your system has gotten out of sync with the repo from manually testing packages or you are moving backwards to an older version of the package repository....

18.12-U4 Available

2019-02-13

Package update 4 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. There have also been a couple more minor updates to the automatic Xorg setup routines which Project Trident provides: The failover drivers (vesa/scfb) should be a bit more reliable as they are no longer associated with a particular GPU device (that association was reported to cause trouble on some systems). The Intel video drivers (“modesetting” and “intel”) on Project Trident have always had the 3D acceleration disabled by default....

18.12-U3 Available

2019-02-06

Package update 3 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. This biggest changes of note are: owncloud has been “flavorized” according to the PHP versions. The “owncloud” package has been removed, and there are a number of different “owncloud-php[71/72/73]” packages available now corresponding to the various versions of PHP which are supported (7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 at the present time). Anybody using owncloud will need to manually install one of the newer owncloud packages, as the old one will be automatically removed as part of the update (custom config files will remain, just the package will get automatically removed since it no longer exists in the package repository)....

18.12-U2 Available

2019-01-29

Package update 2 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. This biggest differences are: Newer version of the Lumina desktop (and utilities) This includes significant updates to the lumina-fm utility (Insight File Manager) KF5 Framework update from 5.53.0 -> 5.54.0_1 Browser updates Firefox : 64.0.2,1 -> 65.0,1 Package Changes From 18.12-RELEASE-U1 For a full list of packages that are available with this release, please visit the download page!...

18.12-U1 Available

2019-01-23

Package update 1 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. This is just the first of our weekly updates to the package repositories for the 18.12-RELEASE, and the details of this update is included below. This biggest differences are: Postgresql 9.3 no longer available (migrate to a newer version as needed). KF5 applications updated from 18.12 to 18.12.1 KDE Plasma 5 updated from 5.14.4 to 5.14.5 Browser updates Chromium : 68....

18.12-RELEASE Available

2019-01-15

The first official release version of Project Trident is now available on the download page! This version is based off the 18.12-stable branch of TrueOS (FreeBSD 13-CURRENT), using the new TrueOS distribution framework with several add-ons by Project Trident itself. The packages with this release were created from the TrueOS ports tree as-of January 7th. We are planning to release regular updates to packages every week or two depending on the state of the ports tree at any given time....

18.12-PRERELEASE-2 Available

2018-12-19

Version 18.12-PRERELEASE-2 of Project Trident is now available on the download page! This release is our last scheduled “pre-release” version of Project Trident and is based on the newly tagged 18.12-stable branch of TrueOS. There are a couple important fixes with this release: AppCafe loading of the package repo is now functional again. The AppCafe may need to be opened a couple times before the package repository has been fully downloaded and is ready for use....

18.12-PRERELEASE Available

2018-12-11

Version 18.12-PRERELEASE of Project Trident is now available on the download page! We are rapidly approaching a “real” release of Trident later this month after TrueOS branches their 18.12 STABLE version, but we anticipate there will be one more prerelease image after this one to catch/fix any last bugs that might crop up during that STABLE release procedure for TrueOS. WARNINGS There is a known bug where the AppCafe will not allow you to browse the packages available on the remote repository....

18.11-PRERELEASE_2 Available

2018-12-01

Version 18.11-PRERELEASE_2 of Project Trident is now available on the download page! This version has several significant changes: 1. ISO support for NVIDIA Optimus or other dual-GPU systems. * There has been a lot of work to make the graphics driver setup aware of and support systems with multiple graphics cards now. This is still fairly new, so please make sure you submit bug reports with the associated pciconf -lv output on your system if this still does not work properly for your hardware....

RC3 Available

2018-11-10

Release Candidate 3 of Project Trident is now available on the download page! This version is the first one based on the “trueos-master” branch of TrueOS, and with that comes a lot of changes and breaks from the previous versions. FreeBSD version is now listed as 13-CURRENT instead of 12-CURRENT. This may cause issues with upgrading if you try to use any method other than the trueos-update utility. The default bootloader has been changed by FreeBSD to the new “lua”-based version....

Rules of Conduct

2018-09-18

With all the news recently regarding the new Linux Kernel’s Code of Conduct, we decided this would be a good opportunity to share about Project Trident Rules of Conduct. Project Trident Community Rules of Conduct: Project Trident expects everyone to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully. If you need assistance relating to conduct of another member of the community, please contact us at core@project-trident.org. Some might wonder why we do not have a more verbose CoC like the documents FreeBSD and the Linux Kernel have adopted....

Alternate Architectures

2018-09-17

We are asked frequently about the ability to run on architectures other than x86. We are generally limited by the upstream support from TrueOS and FreeBSD for these architectures. Whatever options we have through those projects is what we can work with. The request we receive more than any other so far is ARM support. However, that’s not the only option on the table. What architectures are we interested in?...

Lets Talk About Transparency

2018-09-11

One of the goals of Project Trident is for the project to be as transparent as possible. Not only with code, but also with finances, decision making, and goals for the project in general. Open Meetings After the project has a successful release, we are planning to have open community meetings to discuss the project and make decisions about future work. We have internally discussed several options for how to do this and right now we are leaning towards using a Twitch stream....

What is taking so long?

2018-09-04

The short answer is that it’s complicated. Project Trident is quite literally a test of the new TrueOS build system. As expected, there have been quite a few bugs, undocumented features, and other optional bits that we discovered we needed that were not initially present. All of these things have to be addressed and retested in a constant back and forth process. While Ken and JT are both experienced developers, neither has done this kind of release engineering before....

New Website Available

2018-07-24

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new website for Project Trident! This new site is based on the “Hugo” website framework for building static-HTML websites, and replaces the previous website which was built with the “Grav” website framework. In particular, there are some new features that will come in quite handy: Edit Links: If you look carefully, there is an “Edit this page” button in the upper-right corner on most pages....