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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Some good ideas there
by whittmadden on Tue 6th Nov 2007 14:22 UTC
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1. Identify people who WANT to be leaders and shape the direction of E - and
are willing to spent the effort. Some of you do it as a hobby and love just
that, some do it for a job, others are in half-way houses.
2. Lets have actual weekly or monthly developer meetings - literally all-in live
discussions - maybe IRC? Have actual agendas in meetings. Minutes.
3. Have regular community meetings where people can tell us what they like and
don't - give feedback or whatever.
4. Try an organise some annual get-together. An "E meet" (I think I'll just
call it "The Rave" for now - it fits with the whole E thing). So Literally find
a place on the planet we all can/want to go to - go there.

I think Enlightenment deserves all of that and more. Since the announcement of the gOS, Enlightenment's site is probably getting quite a few more hits, and there's definitely the interest there. It would be great to actually see this window manager step out of beta and become a full release.

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