Home > Desktop environments > Enlightenment 0.16.8.6 Released Enlightenment 0.16.8.6 Released Thom Holwerda 2007-02-20 Desktop environments 9 Comments Enlightenment 0.16.8.6 has been released. “Fix window move through desk switch. Fix crash on opening certain dialogs when sound is enabled. Various minor bug fixes and enhancements.” Get it from the Sourceforge project page. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Mastodon @firstname.lastname@example.org 9 Comments 2007-02-20 9:54 pm irbis A bit out of topic maybe, but I wonder how many Enlightenment users actually still use the older 0.16 series of Enlightenment instead of the newer E17? 2007-02-20 11:26 pm miserj It’s always an issue of stability and features. They may have had to take out something or other or changed things around from a previous release. It seems that E17 has been considered experimental for a long time now. Although I have used E17 and it seemed fine to me. 2007-02-20 10:03 pm mwndk For some reason, I thought enlightment was a dead fish. But nice to see it is back, alive and kicking. In old days (beginning of this millinnium) enlightment was the most eyekandyed dm of all. But nowadays I think this place is taken by compiz;) 2007-02-20 10:44 pm rahim123 Yeah, Enlightenment is holding its own still. In fact I think it’s becoming even more popular than it was, with Linux distros like Elive promoting it. 2007-02-21 2:45 pm DeadFishMan No, I am THE mighty DeadFish!!! XD Now back to the topic… 2007-02-21 5:16 am HiThere Nice to see they still put some effort in keeping e16 up to date. With the limited developers they have one would expect that they all dig in e17. *salute* and thanks for the new release! 2007-02-21 11:28 am djame (sorry, the title is wronf it’s E16 of course Hi all, to answer to the first user, I just want to say that I’m still using e16 in conjunction with gnome (I think it’s 2.8 or 2.10) and it’s just very fast..; two little things I really like ; it’s able to launch all the windowmaker docklet in the same way than windowmaker, it still has the rollup feature when you double click on the title… the multiple screens are so handy (try to put one pdf in a screen and your latex editor in another and just drag the screen title to scroll the screen…. very amigaish and very efficient… it’s really easy to configure and more importantly very fast… Forget to say that the shiny blue theme is very efficient in space saving .. I can’t believe no one complained about the outrageous space taken bu the windows decoration in metacity or kwm…. Did I say that e16 is kde compliant ? man I like this window manager so much… Djamé Edited 2007-02-21 11:29 2007-02-21 3:35 pm Sphinx Thanks for another great release bringing e17 ever closer. It’s what the world is waiting for. 2007-02-22 4:42 am Seth Quarrier E16 and E17 I should think have very different audiences. E16 is a very stable and light wm by today’s standards, whereas E17 is flashy, relatively heavy and new. I suspect that E16 had a similar appeal to E17 when it was first released but today they are at the opposite ends of the sexy scale not that there is anything wrong with either of them, it just strikes me as interesting.