Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Tue 15th Feb 2011 22:57 UTC
General Development Enlightenment version 16 was one of most configurable window managers back in late nineties (and still is). For the next version however Rasterman and friends decided to create a complete desktop shell instead of just a simple window manager. Enlighenment version 17 is therefore based on a set of graphical libraries which can used for other applications as well. But do we need another set of libraries when QT and GTK+ are already mature and stable? Depending on your needs, you might find that using the Enlightenment libraries is truly an enlightening experience!
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RE: E17 anything but "speedy"
by Soulbender on Wed 16th Feb 2011 04:08 UTC in reply to "E17 anything but "speedy""
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I really can't tell what's wrong with your setup but on Kubuntu 10.10 my CPU usage with E17 is close to 0% most of the time. That's with the default theme (it has some system monitors), chromium and an xterm running. This is one a 5+ year old laptop at 1.3 ghz with crummy Intel 855GM video.
So yeah, I'd say it's pretty damn smooth and speedy. Although it would be nice if the default theme wasnt so washed out with white that you can't see anything of it.

Edited 2011-02-16 04:09 UTC

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