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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by matt.britt on Tue 6th Nov 2007 14:15 UTC
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In related news, 3D Realms announces that Duke Nukem Forever is due "just around the corner".

Couldn't resist... DR17 has become such fodder for jokes and legend, I wonder whether it will really even be relevant once the developers are satisfied that it's reasonably stable for mass consumption (if they even ever commit to such a claim). I used DR16 as part of my primary desktop for years, but once it slipped into obsolescence and DR17 was remained an unusable work in progress with a nebulous development schedule I had to move on to greener pastures.

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RE: Okay...
by DigitalAxis on Tue 6th Nov 2007 14:48 in reply to "Okay..."
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Considering E17 was used by Yellow Dog Linux for their PS3 port, and is now being used by Google... yeah, other people who should know consider it stable for mass consumption, if not Rasterman himself.

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by Nex6 on Tue 6th Nov 2007 15:26 in reply to "RE: Okay..."
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by yanik on Tue 6th Nov 2007 15:31 in reply to "RE: Okay..."
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google has nothing to do with gOS, if it's what you're talking about.

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by Lumbergh on Tue 6th Nov 2007 19:36 in reply to "Okay..."
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If you RTFA, then you'll know that Rasterman has said he's going to be concentrating on the mobile market.

I believe this is where E17 could shine.

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