Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Dec 2008 14:07 UTC, submitted by Ian Dumych
Window Managers There are lots of interesting desktop environments for X, other than the big two three GNOME, KDE, and Xfce. One of those is Etoile, a highly modular and leightweight environment based on GNUstep. Etoile is entirely project and document based, which means that you focus on your documents, and not on applications. Earlier this month - and we missed it, my apologies - the project released version 0.4.0.
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Etolie
by ride01 on Mon 1st Dec 2008 20:26 UTC
ride01
Member since:
2005-09-23

I think it is "beautiful" in that it is flat and minimalistic. I like that.

However, the whole effect is ruined by Linux's blurry, horribly-kerned font rendering.

When is somebody going to fix that?

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RE: Etolie
by poundsmack on Mon 1st Dec 2008 20:59 in reply to "Etolie"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

are you reffering to the FreeType rendering in Linux? if so what is your primary concern? I have had no issues with it since redhar linux 8 came out sporting Gnome and teh Blue Curve theme

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RE: Etolie
by tyrione on Mon 1st Dec 2008 23:13 in reply to "Etolie"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

I think it is "beautiful" in that it is flat and minimalistic. I like that.

However, the whole effect is ruined by Linux's blurry, horribly-kerned font rendering.

When is somebody going to fix that?


Opentype 1.5 was just added to FreeType CVS; and I won't be surprised that when FreeType 2.3.8 is released such will be fully polished thus bringing FreeType fully current with the Opentype 1.5 specification.

I will say that GNUstep and Etoile haven't been current with FreeType's font system [though it looks like they've made great strides in Etoile], but I have to ask you show an example of what you mean by blurry, horribly-kerneled font rendering.

What version of FreeType do you have running on your system?

What Window Managers do you currently have running and which versions of the Toolkits do you have running for GNOME, KDE, Xfce, etc., do you have installed?

I'm looking forward to the Opentype 1.5 spec support for FreeType 2.3.8 and beyond. Then when XeTeX and other projects to make use of Unicode in TeX are fully mature it will make publishing even more of a dream with LaTeX/TeX/XeTeX using such solid tools as LyX 1.6.x, Kile 2.1.x, TeXMaker 1.8.x and more.

Edited 2008-12-01 23:14 UTC

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