Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2006 16:10 UTC
Linux The Elive project has released what will probably become Elive 0.4. "Elive 0.4 will be officially released next week, but you can download and try the PRE release if you want, this PRE release will be just the same as 0.4 Release if there's no problems with it." Elive is the live CD which aims to bring the latest and greatest of E16/E17 to your desktop with minimum hassle. The default window manager is Enlightenment 16.8, but of course Enlightenment 17 is also included, as well as the EFL libraries and most of the applications made on top of these libraries.
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Requirements
by Kancept on Fri 10th Feb 2006 21:17 UTC
Kancept
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2006-01-09

I've looked through the enlightment and the elive websites but cannot find a list of HW requirements for this wm, only libs listed. It looks like it'd need some sort of 3D card to render some of that, so I'm assuming it needs one. Will this thing run ok on my ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra based box? or is this something better suited for my Matrox g400 and nVidia FX5700 based boxes?

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RE: Requirements
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2006 21:33 in reply to "Requirements"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

My Ati Radeon 9000 128MB DDR-RAM (on a 1400Mhz Athlon/512MBRAM) runs it more than fine. It's that my PII-400 only has 64MBRAM at the moment, else I'd try it there too (it has a really old Matrox Millenium II with a whopping 8 MB of RAM).

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RE[2]: Requirements
by ma_d on Fri 10th Feb 2006 22:09 in reply to "RE: Requirements"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

It runs fine on my Celeron 700 with 184MB of RAM. Although, changing module configurations in this build pretty consistently segfaults it; which it handles impeccably (just reloads, much like Windows explorer does).

It really is quite efficient for a pretty thing. I think the default gold theme is pretty tasking though, but that's not default in elive. Their default is a lot easier on the eyes.

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RE: Requirements
by DigitalAxis on Fri 10th Feb 2006 23:00 in reply to "Requirements"
DigitalAxis Member since:
2005-08-28

It runs acceptably (in my book) on a Pentium II-333 Mhz machine, with 128 MB RAM and a Cirrus Logic video card with who knows how little memory...

And I'd like to quote them here: http://www.enlightenment.org/Main/FAQs/

Why is there so much bloat in E?

...These days, E could be considered one of the lighter environments out there, and will happily run on old pentium, or pre-G3 PPC class hardware. One of our developers does performance testing on a 100MHz pentium to make sure that E is light and fast.


As for KDE and Gnome...

Why are you redoing a lot of work being done in freedesktop.org?

We're not. The freedesktop.org group was formed to specify ways that applications and libraries can communicate through X. We are making use of these standards where ever it is technically reasonable. In fact, our abstractions may help the freedesktop.org group, as standards groups often require at least 2 separate implementations of a proposal before it is accepted as a standard.

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RE: Requirements
by d a v i d on Sat 11th Feb 2006 02:26 in reply to "Requirements"
d a v i d Member since:
2005-07-06

Nope, you do not need fancy 3D cards to use e17, I'm running it on a 3.5 year old stock Fujitsu laptop (Celeron 1.06Ghz, 256Mb RAM, basic video card).

Of course, if you want to go crazy and use heavily animated backgrounds etc then you'll need some better hardware than this to cope.

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