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[4]: Comment by ssokolow
by moondevil on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 10:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow"
moondevil
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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There are packages in Ubuntu and Debian, but they are horribly outdated and incomplete.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[6]: Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 15:18 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ssokolow"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

There are packages in Ubuntu and Debian, but they are horribly outdated and incomplete.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.


Good to know. I'll probably stick with LXDE since their Debian and Ubuntu packages are nice and up to date and Arch is one of those things I keep wanting to try but never can justify time for.

Still, you didn't say anything about how it compares to LXDE, performance-wise. Are we talking a little-known alternative to LXDE or just a much lighter competitor to KDE and GNOME that LXDE still outperforms?

Edited 2012-11-03 15:21 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by ssokolow
by moondevil on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 18:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ssokolow"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Then I'll pass. ;)

I lack the time I used to have for playing around with distributions and for work I need Ubuntu.

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