The RPM Trinity Repository

Notice: Trinity RPM packages are now officially released on the Trinity Project official site.


This page aims to share my RPM packages for the Trinity Project.

The Trinity Project is a revival of the old KDE 3 Desktop Environment.


There are currently 2 branches of the Trinity Desktop Environment:

  • v3.5.13-SRU : This is the classic branch, which retains legacy KDE 3.5.10 features and basis, such as QT3 toolkit, KDE3 branding, and HAL daemon. It is available for a wide range of older and newer distributions. Even though KDE4 cohabitation is possible, there are still drawbacks because of naming conflicts in libraries.
  • R14 : This is the newest branch, which has new features to replace KDE3's obsoletes ones. The QT3 toolkit has been renamed to TQT3, the KDE3 branding has been replaced by TDE branding, and HAL daemon has been replaced with newer upower/udisks features. There should be much less conflicts with KDE.

    Currently, I've built RPM packages for the distributions listed in the following table:
    Linux Distribution TDE v3.5.13-SRU (old) TDE R14 (stable)
    i386 x86_64 i386 x86_64
    RHEL 5 / CentOS 5 14.0.2 14.0.2
    RHEL 6 / CentOS 6 14.0.3 14.0.3
    RHEL 7 / CentOS 7 N/A N/A 14.0.3
    Fedora 21 N/A N/A 14.0.3 14.0.3
    Fedora 22 N/A N/A 14.0.3 14.0.3
    Fedora 23 N/A N/A 14.0.3 14.0.3
    Mageia 4 N/A N/A 14.0.3 14.0.3
    Mageia 5 N/A N/A 14.0.3 14.0.3
    openSUSE 13.1 14.0.3 14.0.3
    openSUSE 13.2 N/A N/A 14.0.3 14.0.3
    openSUSE Leap 42.1 N/A N/A N/A 14.0.3
    PCLinuxOS N/A N/A 14.0.3 14.0.3
    - RHEL 5 means that the packages should work for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Centos 5, Scientific Linux 5, or any other EL5-based distro.
    - RHEL 6 means that the packages should work for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Centos 6, Scientific Linux 6, or any other EL6-based distro.
    - RHEL 7 means that the packages should work for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Centos 7, Scientific Linux 7, or any other EL7-based distro.

    Testing TDE without installing

    There are some LiveCD available for testing Trinity. Get them at:

    Trinity LiveCD download page

    How to install binary packages

    See the Trinity Wiki.

    Running TDE

    If you're using GDM/KDM/anyDM, you should see a new session type called "TDE".
    You can also run Trinity v3.5.13 by running startkde directly from the command line:


    Disclaimer & Contact

    The RPM packages are provided "as-is", no technical support is provided.

    I'm not responsible for any damage they could cause blahblahblah ...

    FYI, I'm using Trinity under RHEL 6 for months for professional uses, with no major problem.

    Contact: (remove the "spam" word. My ISP is "")