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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Does it still matter?
by moondevil on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 08:27 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

I still remember my first Enlightenment installations around 1996.

Our paths drifted away when I settled in WindowMaker, before moving back to Windows as my main desktop OS.

Nowadays I want to use desktop environments that just work with minimal configurations.

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RE: Does it still matter?
by moondevil on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 10:18 in reply to "Does it still matter?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

After checking the Bodhi Linux video, I think I need to play again with Enlightenment.

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RE: Does it still matter?
by sgtarky on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 14:00 in reply to "Does it still matter?"
sgtarky Member since:
2006-01-02

I started using Enlightenment around 1998 and they were talking about e17

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RE: Does it still matter?
by zima on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 23:22 in reply to "Does it still matter?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

IIRC even some 1999 CHIP magazine mentioned E17, when discussing Enlightenment - and that's not even a Linux-focused periodical. Also WindowMaker BTW, when reviewing Red Hat 5.2 in CHIP 02/1999 (that I had at hand, was able to quickly find).

I guess it's simply a good writing material, with kinda epic name. ;)
That's clearly visible above with "Seeking Enlightenment" - but also, consider the differences between exploring your files versus enlightening yourself about the contents of your computer. ;>

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