Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2007 12:29 UTC, submitted by muzzle
Window Managers Rasterman, the lead developer of the Enlightenment project, speaks about the future of Enlightenment, including the project's focus on the embedded world (Rasterman works at OpenMoko now), the relationship with commercial vendors, reorganized leadership, and even some hints at an upcoming release. "The primary thing of importance is getting E17 out the door. It's actually looking petty good. Only 2 really big TODO items left. I'm doing a theme revamp. The Default theme has very much aged. The gold bling isn't incredibly popular. I'm working on something I think people will love - and it still shows off E. It will replace the current default - and will also knock off some of the comment the default theme so its better documented for people to build new themes from and learn Edje."
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I'm happy!
by yiyus on Tue 6th Nov 2007 20:17 UTC
yiyus
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2006-02-27

As somebody who has followed the E project from 0.13 (and I was involved, though I didn't really contribute useful code), I must tell I'm very happy because of these news. Now I moved out from E to dwm, terminals and shells, and plan9 tools, simpler things in general, but I always thought that the bloated software label I put in products like KDE and GNOME isn't so applicable to enlightenment, and that if it was possible to produce "bloated software" in the right way that was what rasterman was doing (lots of optimizations, taking care of memory consumption and code quality).
Though I really think software should be simpler (plan9 again...) I want to see what the enlightenment project can do, and I wish them the best luck.

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