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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In a production environment...
by bb_matt on Sun 12th Aug 2007 07:28 UTC
bb_matt
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2006-01-04

Eyecandy is a waste of time if you are actually using your computer in a work environment.

Certainly, if your a Desktop 'hobbyist' and enjoy tinkering with animated backgrounds and icons, then it's great. Or if your a graphics developer, working on Desktop enhancement - fantastic.

For those who use the desktop as a means to an end, it's useless clutter which gets in the way.

Having said that, if all the eyecandy is turned off, how does enlightenment rate in terms of speed and ease use when compared with other projects, such as XFCE?

Most the hardcore linux programmers and developers I've met use highly customised FVWM desktops, simply because it's fast, highly configurable and not full of eyecandy.

Different strokes I guess. Still, my interest in enlightenment kinda makes me want to give the latest release a go ;)

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Colonel Panic Member since:
2005-07-28

"Eyecandy is a waste of time if you are actually using your computer in a work environment."


Why in the hell can't you have both? All the time on here it has to be one OR the other. Please tell me why a desktop environment has to be bleak to be productive. Guess what? It doesn't. Users want a good looking desktop because to them it would mean a well designed OS no matter what was under the hood. A more pleasant work space is a more productive work space.

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