Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2007 22:34 UTC
Window Managers Enlightenment 0.16.8.9 has been released. It contains several bugfixes and other improvements. "Version 0.16 of the Enlightenment window manager was released in 2000, along with its dependencies Imlib and Fnlib, and remains in heavy usage today. While rumors of its death still circulate, DR16.8.9 was released on August 11th, 2007, and it remains in development today with a long life still ahead of it. DR16 has been the choice of power users and artists due to its low overhead, highly graphical, widely theme-able, extremely configurable, yet unobtrusive interface. Nearly all functions of the window manager can be handled without mouse input, including application launching via e16keyedit. It also remains highly portable, with ports avalible for Linux on all platforms, FreeBSD, IRIX, Solaris X86 and Sparc, HP-UX, AIX, OS/2, and more."
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E16 & 17
by MNKyDeth on Sun 12th Aug 2007 04:09 UTC
MNKyDeth
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2006-07-24

E16 imo is one of the best designed and easy to use desktops WM's today. Everything is just a mouse button click away.
The only "real" configuring of this window manager is the menu wich is super simple.

E17 is even prettier. You can't tell me XGL is surpassing and using less cpu than the capabilities and looks that E17 is doing right now in it's alpha or beta form or however they classify it.
Oh, I forgot XGL has cubed desktops and weird minimize and maximize functions that don't do anything for you besides look cool. E17 is pretty and functions properly to the most part. Only time you get into some heavy cpu usage on E17 is with some of the very heavy animated backgrounds. Oh wait, something that XGL can't do... guess we will group that into the cubed rotation that xgl has so no wins there. ;)

Edited 2007-08-12 04:12

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RE: E16 & 17
by oneiros on Sun 12th Aug 2007 04:56 in reply to "E16 & 17"
oneiros Member since:
2007-08-12

I'm not huge on the cube visualization either. Its all fun and games until you have more than 4 virtual displays, then it gets dizzying.
e17 can feature up to 25 virtual displays, shuffling all of the windows around with ease.

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RE: E16 & 17
by apoclypse on Sun 12th Aug 2007 05:59 in reply to "E16 & 17"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

AIGLX and XGL use the gpu to do its effects so in theory there should be very little cpu usage. Also dismissing the other effects that compiz has as just eyecandy is kind of funny when E17 has super shiny icons that shine like every 10 seconds among other things.

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RE: E16 & 17
by adamk on Sun 12th Aug 2007 14:14 in reply to "E16 & 17"
adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

Wow... Just wow...

I might put some stock into your opinion about E17, but you clearly don't even understand what Xgl is, so how can I trust that you really know what you're talking about when it comes to E17?

Xgl, for your future reference, is simply an X server. It's an X server that is designed to run onto top of hardware accelerated OpenGL drivers. It does not provide any of the functionality you claim it provides.

If you want the functionality you attribute to Xgl, you'll have to use a compositing window manager such as beryl or compiz. True, you can use beryl and/or compiz with Xgl. But you can also use Xgl separately or, with many video cards, compiz/beryl separately.

Adam

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