Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 17:07 UTC, submitted by karijes
Window Managers EDE (Equinox Desktop Environment) is a desktop environment for UNUX-like operating systems. Main features of EDE are speed and responsiveness, low resource usage and familiar look and feel. "This is the first major 2.0 release, after three years of working on it. It comes with a lot of the new stuff and code, but the most important are replacing eFLTK usage with FLTK, introducing brand new edelib library and syncing with the freedesktop.org standards."
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Screenshots?
by adkilla on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 18:00 UTC
adkilla
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2005-07-07

Anyplace with decent screenshots on the v2 L&F?

-Ad

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slow but steady
by poundsmack on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 19:32 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

development on this project has always seemed a bit on the slow side. Though this is one of those projects that I think has a lot of potential and I like the FLTK toolkit (well version 2.0 anyways). Keep up the good work guys.

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EDE
by OSGuy on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 20:10 UTC
OSGuy
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2006-01-01

I have to say I love the way the UI looks as well as the taskbar. The icons on the taskbar seem to be equally spaced (I just don't know if it does it automatically as in Windows when you drag them), the space in their dialog boxes seem to be just fine (as in Windows) and the size of their widgets such as combo boxes etc seem to be fine. Also the spacing between dialog boxes is perfect. Unfortunately all of the above is lacked by GNOME.


I have not seen any EDE2.0 screenshots though my thoughts above are based on their earlier screenshots. I have to try this out.

Edited 2009-04-22 20:15 UTC

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pantheraleo
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2007-03-07

> "This is the first major 2.0 release, after
> three years of working on it. It comes with a lot
> of the new stuff and code, but the most important
> are replacing eFLTK usage with FLTK..."

But it still has eFLTK as a build dependency? Apparently they are "in the process of replacing eFLTK with FLTK"? The release announcement was a little misleading. I was looking forward to trying it. Only to be disappointed when I found out it still requires eFLTK, which I am not willing to mess with because it requires patching source code to make it build on GCC 4.3.2.

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Comment by karijes
by karijes on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 12:00 UTC
karijes
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2009-04-22

I'm one of the EDE developers and would thank you for given support in your comments. I will try to comment on some of them, clarifying things a little bit.

> development on this project has always seemed a bit on the slow side

Unfortunately it was due external causes. We rushed on FLTK 2.0, ported almost evertyhing, and figured out how FLTK 2.0 future is a bit uncertain. That was proven when most of the FLTK developers focused on the next 1.3 development.

So we did re-port again on stabile 1.x versions (and changed a lot of the things in the mean time).

> I have not seen any EDE2.0 screenshots

Because, visually, things are similar with the previous version ;) . Major visual changes are planned in beta/official release, but you have to keep in mind how we will not try to redefine concepts of desktop environments (as many tries that today) and we like to keep things simple and familiar.

> it still requires eFLTK, which I am not willing to mess with because it requires patching source code to make it build on GCC 4.3.2.

Actually that patch was applied on eFLTK 2.0.8 (released with this alpha) and eFLTK dependency should be fully gone in official 2.0.

Sanel

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