So first things first, I’m new here around, though I’d been looking around the forum a long while before registering. I love the distro, and I think it’s just the perfectly suitable one for my needs. Thank you all for developing it further! Without EndeavourOS, I wouldn’t be on the majestic heaven that is Linux.
Into the main point now, I was hoping if you collaborators and developers would consider opening another slot in EndeavourOS, that should let users pick Trinity as their DE. It’s the KDE from the past, before would it become Plasma as we know. One of the main points collaborated amongst, is its incredible responsiveness and lightness, requiring so little of RAM (being a good alternative if Lxqt isn’t up for your taste), as well the die-hard fundamental on sticking itself to the traditionalism principle of a desktop computer (just like MATE). I think it’s just a really neat unique DE! Most advertise it as for old computers, but I would actually love to use it on modern systems as well. EndeavourOS including Trinity is only a huge help for convenience, but also would spread more awareness of it.
As an addendum, I have tried out Trinity before, though never on EndeavourOS, so I can’t sadly quite help on detail if it does work flawlessly or not. In any case, I did happen to find this:
Might be worthy a look before setting up Trinity as option on Endeavour.
Once again, thank you all for continuing EndeavourOS! Hopefully I’m not being such a bother.
What about if some individual or a group of users here are willing to make this a communityedition?
That would mean doing the initial effort (one or more PKGBUILDs), and then do the needed maintenance later.
But this is a really large ask for a DE that isn’t supported by Arch. Look at Deepin, even that DE can’t cope with a rolling release system.
It is a lot of work and I don’t think our small team can handle that in the long run.
As @Bryanpwo says it’s a very big task. I did take a look at the TDE while I was searching for my next CE. I was interested in it for a while but gave up it’s too much to do and that DE needs a tone of work. And I personally think has more than enough choices, when it comes to desktop environments.
All of them are officially well supported and have a minimal effort from our side. Maintaining an entire desktop environment needs some resources.
Sorry to cause any confusion, was merely thinking aloud.
Obviously a task like this is a big one, and needs seasoned linux pros to create a reasonable implementation, not to mention the maintenance as well.
Fortunately we already have great DE and WM choices, thanks to everyone involved!
A 3rd party repo should definitely not be added to any of the EndeavourOS flavours. This becomes a security nightmare and makes the whole distro very risky to use (and thus, pretty worthless to anyone caring about such things).
Either TDE gets added to the Arch repos, or it is packaged by someone here on the EndeavourOS team, or it does not get an install option and is left to the user to install manually after installing the OS. Those are the only three acceptable options.
I didn’t mean for EOS to add it. Just that it’s easy enough for a user to do it on their own with the linked repo. Of course I don’t really see a need for more than KDE, Gnome, and one or two other mainstream WMs because they’re so easy to install. It all really just comes down to theming in the end there’s not much customization that EOS does to them.