Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 16:12 UTC
Window Managers In the final years of my high school career, more concerned with going out and drinking three times a week than with actually doing anything meaningful at my supposedly posh gymnasium, I rediscovered my love for computing - a love lost during the onset of aforementioned going out and drinking. Realising I would hit university soon, I saved up 2000 guilders, ordered the parts for a brand-new computer, and thanks to this then state-of-the-art computer, old flames were rekindled. Since this pun is burning a hole in my pocket - it was an enlightening experience.
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But is it more than eyecandy?
by Zbigniew on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 17:17 UTC
Zbigniew
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2008-08-28

I might be wrong, but after installing some pre-release of 0.17 I've got a feeling, that, actually, Enlightenment is mainly about "nice looking" desktop.

There's nothing wrong with that, but - on the other hand - after trying it a few days, I'm back on IceWM, which IMHO gives me if not more, then at least similar level of "customization".

No, it doesn't offer "translucent windows", available in E17, it doesn't offer "wizards" for configuration (but I've got no problem with editing text config files) - but actually, after these few days I noticed, that I don't need that much of eyecandy.

I agree: maybe there are many people, who do - but that's why I'm asking: is E17 anything more, than "nice looking desktop environment" (since what I can have using IceWM is nice enough for me)?

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