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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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by Yehppael on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 09:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
Yehppael
Member since:
2012-08-01

You have to try it and see.

It's incredibly snappy, very smooth animations (integrated graphics intel gma965). Makes everything else look slow and overloaded.

Except, it's very simplistic. If you like that, then Enlightenment is worth the effort.

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RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow
by moondevil on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 10:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

For an older timer like me (first Linux kernel 1.0.9), that wishes to revisit Enlightenment without much trouble, does anyone know if there are Ubuntu packages available?

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RE[5]: Comment by ssokolow
by Morgan on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 14:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

There are packages in Ubuntu and Debian, but they are horribly outdated and incomplete. As others have said, the best experience right now is Bodhi Linux.

That said, the Arch Linux packages are very complete and stable enough for daily use.

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RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 11:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

How would you say it compares to LXDE for performance and memory-consumption?

...because that's currently sort of my gold standard for what I want. I'm always looking for new functionality that streamlines my day (for example, I may replace Openbox with AwesomeWM or XMonad) but only if it doesn't increase the CPU or memory footprint disproportionate to what I gain.

(Among other reasons, because I run the same desktop on both my monster of a main machine and the 2Ghz Celeron with 1GiB of RAM that I use as a minimum target platform for my own creations)

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