Trisquel 5.5 at Libre Planet

Hi guys, just in the last edition of Libre Planet, Rubén Rodriguez (quidam), the lead developer of Trisquel GNU / Linux, was at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Where he spoke at a conference about the news of the new version of Trisquel 5.5 and the challenges that this distribution has faced.


Reading the translation of the conference written by Rain en A stupid world, we learned of the impending Gnome 3 adoption in Fallback mode, to ensure that it can work on any computer and it is similar to the default desktop of previous editions of Trisquel.

The mention of the existence and why of Abrowser also stands out.

[..] when asked why create Abrowser instead of another existing browser, he commented that probably Iceweasel would not have solved the problem of recommending non-free extensions (NT: I ​​can state as Iceweasel on Debian wearily reminded me over and over that there are extensions available to play Flash content), although the one of registered trademarks. On the other hand, he added that, although Icecat is a GNU package and pursues the same objectives as Abrowser, Trisquel uses a script (NT: from English, script. In this context it is enough to know that these are instructions written in a normal file and current, in fact, this, which automate the task) to transform [the source code of] Firefox into [that of] Abrowser [..]

And he gave his opinion on why the base was changed from Debian to Ubuntu ..

[…] He added that it was an interesting move almost planned [because] Ubuntu needs a free derivative. About half of GNU / Linux desktop users use Ubuntu. Trisquel moved to Ubuntu because, on the one hand, [gNS] moved to Debian to support a new architecture, MIPSEL, and thus support Lemote computers. On the other hand, they switched to Ubuntu to support a larger number of users. Ubuntu users would want more freedom, [and from Trisquel] they wanted to give them a job done. Also because as developers they appreciated the cycle of [only] 9 months between releases of different versions [of Ubuntu], because it is useful, but these are just practical arguments. Following an interruption by event staff, Rubén continues, pointing out that a lot of people ask [why they don't use Debian if it's] easier, but they [Trisquel] don't care how much more work this is.. (Laughter is heard) […]

We also learned about Brigantia backlog It was because by attending the conference he made it impossible to finish the last details of it, and he also assured wait another week so that everything goes well.

For more information, I recommend you visit Rain's entrance, where we can read in more detail everything that was said at the conference.

With this, we can only wait a little longer to have Brigantia among us. That will surely be something to talk about in the Linux community.

This concludes this short news, over and out.

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  1.   pandev92 said

    Interesting, although clear on the subject of the browser, I simply think that no one should recommend anything, the user is smart enough to know what he should and should not use, at least the Linux user.

  2.   MetalByte said

    Where does this come from that "about half of the desktop computer users using GNU / Linux use Ubuntu"?

    1.    taregon said

      Marketing… 😐 a stark reality.

  3.   rv said

    Trisquel is simply fantastic. With its 100% Free software (kernel, drivers, desktop, EVERYTHING) it works much better than several distros that I have tested that do contain proprietary code. I already lost count of how many machines I ran and booted it smoothly and it automatically recognized all hardware. A very polished and worked distro and ideal for any standard user (especially if he understands the value and importance of free culture in general, or at least free software in particular).