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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Well done
by kjn9 on Thu 8th Nov 2007 02:46 UTC
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2006-01-17

I've tried the E-Live CD
http://www.elivecd.org/
and it is impressive. The best feature is one that is not switched on by default - the MacOSX-like animated taskbar. The thing that is most lacking is clear documentation.

I hope the "embedded" and "desktop" versions of E17 will not diverge too much: one of the trends in computing right now is the blurring of the embedded/desktop distinction, with palm-sized computers and even phones becoming more powerful, and machines such as the OLPC and Asus Eee offering desktop-like functionality but with limited CPU and memory. E17 has a small footprint and so is well-positioned for all these platforms.

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