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Trenta OS? When is Trenta OS coming? How can I get on the list to test Trenta OS?
Despite the discontinuation of Trenta OS, we’ve continued to receive these messages. We’re also aware of rumors starting to float around. In this month’s update, we’ll answer all those questions.
Before we get to Trenta OS, we wanted to fill you in on what else we’ve been up to.

First, let’s talk about Trenta Icons. Trenta Icons has grown its library of icons. We’ve also improved compatibility between Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04. A few icons have had their style updated to optimize file size and consistency. However, the biggest change will come Q1/Q2 2021 when we release Trenta Icons for macOS. Yes, you saw that right, Trenta Icons will support macOS Big Sur. As you may have seen, Apple has chosen to abandon their old round style of icons for a rounded rectangle look. We love options, so we thought “what the heck, why not?”. …


The iPad has become a category of its own. But, like any other piece of technology, the iPad also ages. The difference between this and a traditional computer is that you can’t simply plug in a flash drive and wipe the OEM operating system and repurpose it. I started in 2019 to spread awareness of this issue and track projects that are trying to change this.

Current Solutions

iSH–The Linux Shell on iPad. The great thing about iSH is that anyone can install it without Jailbreak as long as you’re on iPadOS 13 or over. You will have to request to be a beta tester on Testflight, but it’s as simple as requesting it on the . …


This isn’t the cure-all you’re looking for, but it may work for your current static website project.

Bye Instagram API

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The official Instagram API has been becoming more and more restrictive since the late-2010s. In 2020 the now-legacy API will seize to function and has already stopped generating new User Tokens. Instagram’s new API can be found as part of Facebook’s development tools but requires more advanced methods of getting things that used to be simple like getting a user’s feed to embed and style on a webpage. …


Close-up photo of the Trenta.media website running on a red Gameboy Pocket
Close-up photo of the Trenta.media website running on a red Gameboy Pocket
Close-up of the Trenta.media site running on Game Boy Pocket

Why?

Over the summer I spun my freelance graphic and web design business off into more of a collective brand. Being tired of non-responsive websites still being relatively common and being created every day thanks to services like Wix and Weebly, I felt I needed to advertise our web design services to produce something that works on every screen. But what does every screen mean really? I started toying with the idea of bringing my site to something out of the ordinary and being a retro gaming geek, I thought the Game Boy was the way to go.

The Visuals

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Pixaki 3 for iPad

The Game Boy is old tech, that goes without being said. That comes with limitations starting with the graphics. It’s not as easy as just taking your jpg and png from an existing project and dragging them into a project for Game Boy. Instead, you have to create pixel art that takes resources into account in the Game Boy’s 2-bit color spectrum. Of course, there are other things you have to look out for because of the hardware’s limited resources like the fact that the Game Boy converts everything into 8x8 grids but I won’t get into that. To achieve this I primarily used Pixaki on my iPad with Apple Pencil. To add text, I exported the graphics and airdropped them to my Mac. On my Mac, I used Aesprite and the . …


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We’ve been quiet, and we have some updates. We’ve been continuously receiving your messages and trying to answer as many as possible. We’re going to make this short simple and sweet.

Changes:

Rebranding:

New logo. New identity. We think it’s pretty sweet.

Icons:

Rainier UI Icons, yes that mouthful, has been renamed to Trenta Icons. Trenta Icons will move in place of Trenta OS as our main focus because let’s face it, they’re what put us on the map.*

New Products:

We’re introducing two new things. We’re taking our collection of wallpapers from Trenta OS and putting them online — Trenta Wallpapers. They’re just jpeg images that you can install on any Linux distro, Mac or Windows (though you may need more than a new wallpaper if you’re a Windows user, just saying). We will continuously update this collection. Next we plan to introduce Trenta Tools. We’ve always focused on creative work with everything we do and want to enable digital creators to have access to create without boundaries, especially financially. …


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Rainier UI has seen some changes in the last month. We hope to release a new set of icons to the public next month. We’ve held off on releasing these icons because of compatibility — we’ve made the decision to support only newer versions of Gnome available on Ubuntu 19.04 for the time being to better test for future versions. This has not only made testing more accessible, but has enabled to bring . That’s right, you can now test Rainier Icons on Arch Linux. …


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Building an OS is kind of like making a cake.

Happy New Year! Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been up to.

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Remmina Remote Desktop & Power Statistics Icons

Rainier UI continues to grow its icon library thanks to the our team and new contributors that are utilizing our icon specifications we published in our budding earlier this month.

We see our style guide as the “source code” to our design and hope to expand on- and move beyond just icons in the coming months.

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Default settings for Trenta OS organized in a spreadsheet

We’re also happy to report progress on the Trenta OS front as well. We’ve had some amazing team contributions over the last couple of months that bring us closer to an installable disc image. …


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We wanted to start this update with many thanks to out community. We appreciate all the support that has been coming through our inboxes.

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As we mentioned in the , we wanted to launch a new website for Trenta.io. The goal of the new website is to bring all of our products and brand onto one platform instead of several websites. We are happy to announce that work has begun and you can preview the new homepage at !

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Initial style guide sketches and notes

We also talked about creating a style guide for Rainier UI. We will be releasing the icon guidelines in December. While our design team continues to create new icons, this guide will enable new contributors to join us in speeding up the development process. …


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Rainier Icons 2 packaged with Trenta OS

We are pleased to announce that Rainier UI Icons, Rainier Icons for short, has officially gone vector. Our team has been reevaluating focuses of Trenta.io as a whole since January and the first move was obvious — moving from a rasterized to vector based icon format. This move cut down the overall project file size by 85%, which helps with distribution, updates and more. Plus, the icons are now fully scalable without a finite resolution — no blurry icons on HiDPI monitors.

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Wallpaper & Login Screen share a background on Trenta OS, we call it “Frostlock”

We’ve made quite a few updates to Rainier UI, but we’ll share more on that later. One of these changes is something we’ve dubbed “Frostlock” which we are sharing with you for the first time today. Frostlock will run in the background on Trenta OS and its job is to take your current wallpaper, “frost it over”, and apply it to the background of your login screen giving you a more consistent and familiar experience all around your desktop. …


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I was the kid in preschool who was banned from the arts and crafts drawer. I would show up, go straight to the drawer and start drawing, cutting and pasting things together — so much so that the preschool cut me off. At home it was the same at first, but with my dad being the techie that he is I was also surrounded by technology — mainly a Windows 98 computer that quickly became another facet of my interests. He let me play games, which were mostly passed or borrowed from coworkers at work. …

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