[Trisquel-devel] New Trisquel 8 development images

Lee Strobel leestrobel at disroot.org
Mon Dec 25 01:53:19 CET 2017

Hi Everyone,

My name is Lee (aka Time4Tea). I've been using Trisquel 7 for a few
months and I joined this mailing list because I think Trisquel is a
great project and I would like to devote some of my (limited) free time
to doing what I can to help get version 8 released.

I am not a Programmer by trade (actually I am a Mechanical/Aero
Engineer); however, I have got some experience with coding. I have done
a bit of shell scripting, C/C++, Java, and I am keen to learn more
about that and about GNU/Linux distributions (and free software in

I have been running Trisquel 7 with Libreboot on a second-hand Macbook
2,1 that I bought, which works great. I am using the full Trisquel
install, but I changed Gnome for LXDE. I upgraded it to Trisquel 8
about 2-3 weeks ago and there were some package issues with the
upgrade, but it seems to be working well now (apart from a couple of
minor niggles).

So, what can I do to best assist? From Ruben's e-mail below, it sounds
like testing is a major to-do atm. Are there any packages still not

Anyway, greetings to you all and a Merry Christmas! :-)


On Sun, 2017-12-24 at 00:26 -0500, Rubén Rodríguez wrote:
> The new images are available in the usual place:
> http://jenkins.trisquel.info/makeiso/iso/
> Following up discussion on the previous "Freedom Friday" meetings,
> I've
> wrapped up the needed updates to the trisquel-meta package:
> https://devel.trisquel.info/trisquel/trisquel-packages/commit/766eaf2
> 420175fa08cd8151ae2eb8c6e3d9b5757
> https://devel.trisquel.info/trisquel/trisquel-packages/commit/fa12528
> 5f2e04a3d4440527ddb14b88ce08546a1
> As a result the iso build script now uses metapackages to do package
> selection, instead of a hardcoded package list. This was a long
> back-and-forth process to move all features from the GNOME-fallback
> desktop packages to the Mate ones. A lot of cleaning is still needed
> for
> the LXDE, Sugar, GNOME and KDE metapackages.
> Other tasks included updates to the trisquel-desktop-common-data
> package, screensaver, boot splash, free-firmware, and gnome-app-
> install,
> along with the makeiso script itself.
> ## Testing
> Please test as many features in the images as possible, and report
> all
> outstanding bugs as replies in this thread. Given the amount of
> changes
> done, pay special attention to:
>  * Internationalization: try different languages if you know them
> enough, look for untranslated applications. If you can, check that
> fonts
> for non-latin scripts work correctly. Test the international keyboard
> input system.
>  * Accessibility: test that the screen reader and other accessibility
> features work as expected.
>  * Devices: try printers, cd read/write, bluetooth, cameras, and any
> other common devices you may have around.
> Note that as discussed in development meetings, the intention is to
> release Trisquel 8 soon as possible and move the development effort
> to 9
> (to be based on Ubuntu 18.04), so small annoyances will not be
> considered blockers (but all the described systems need to be
> usable).
> ## Pending work
> The main items still needing work in order to finish the release are:
>  * Testing/QA
>  * FSDG issues listed in merge requests, and other MR review/approval
>  * Deployment and testing of the upgrade system, for Trisquel 7 users
>  * Artwork
> My next focus will be to clear up the merge request queue.
> I'll be taking a 3 week break starting this weekend, so I'll not be
> available for the Freedom Friday meetings. It should be a good time
> for
> a final round of testing.
> Happy testing and holidays!
> Ruben
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