Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 23:16 UTC, submitted by kragil
Window Managers "Enlightenment is one of the oldest open source desktop projects in existence. With E17, the developers are gearing up to their latest release, an occasion that has been a long time in the making. The word is that the team will make some announcements at the EFL Developer Day taking place as part of Linuxcon Europe on 5 November. With a release likely being close at hand, The H spoke to project leader Carsten 'Rasterman' Haitzler about how the desktop environment has been progressing and what the goals are for the project."
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Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 00:27 UTC
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

My biggest issue with E17 is that they are doing a terrible job of selling it.

The website has all this pretty, fancy talk about how great it is, but there's no obvious way to "See More...". No links to screenshots, no example code, and no more in-depth description of it.

It's as if they're pretending to be some fly by night operation to hide the fact that they've actually got something good and worthwhile.

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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by carltonh on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 04:44 in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
carltonh Member since:
2007-05-02

So what they need next is not programmers but sales and marketing people. Bodhi Linux will have to do for now, and are doing reasonably well for those who can tolerate a Debian/Ubuntu base.

Edited 2012-11-03 04:45 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 09:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

The problem is that, unless you're already hooked enough to be truly dedicated to assuaging your curiosity, you don't really explore Bodhi Linux.

You search up E17, wander around for a while, maybe find an image or two on Google Images or the Wikipedia page, don't find a solid explanation of why this thing named E17 is more interesting than KDE 4 or GNOME 3 or some other pretty desktop, and run out your curiosity inertia before you start properly investigating the See Also links.

Edited 2012-11-03 09:10 UTC

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