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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RE[3]: Cool...
by dbodner on Tue 6th Nov 2007 20:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cool..."
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don't count XFCE as a major environment as it's GTK base and a few other factors mean it's essentially GNOME Lite [/q]

Just because it's GTK-baed, I don't think it's "GNOME Lite" at all. Xfce has evolved into a full featured desktop environment, IMO, and had useful compositing before metacity IIRC. I find it's look and feel to be different than gnome, a look and feel that i myself prefer.

Since the release of 4.4, I've found Xfce's value to be more than just as a lightweight DE. I found it to be just as well designed and usable as well.

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RE[4]: Cool...
by Trenien on Wed 7th Nov 2007 05:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Cool..."
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The first time I used XFCE was back with version 3.something. At that time I liked it quite a lot, although after a few months I ended up going back to Windowmaker.

I intended to try it out again once it'd made the switch to gtk - I thought it'd be nice overall.

Big mistake (with my expectations). There are differences, but overall, it _has_ shifted toward a Gnomish interface (upper and lower tool bar, anyone?).

It's not a total loss, though. Thunar is still my main file manager.

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RE[5]: Cool...
by dbodner on Wed 7th Nov 2007 12:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Cool..."
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but overall, it _has_ shifted toward a Gnomish interface (upper and lower tool bar, anyone?). it?

I never understood why the default settings a Window Manager/DE would be a reason to turn someone off of it.

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