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EFL/Elementary 1.9.3 & Enlightenment 0.18.7 Released

For those users of Enlightenment out there, there's new stable release updates out today.
15 April 2014 - Enlightenment - 1 Comment

Cinnamon 2.2 Desktop Supports HiDPI, GTK CSD Support

The Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop project has graduated to version 2.2 and it's a very large update for this GNOME3-forked environment.
14 April 2014 - Cinnamon - 25 Comments

Linux Benchmarks Of Many Lightweight Window Managers

An individual has been doing a lot of benchmarks recently from various lightweight window managers ranging from Openbox to Fvwm2 to Fluxbox with Compton and Awesome and Cairo-compmgr.
13 April 2014 - Window Managers - 3 Comments

Enlightenment Elementary Apps Can Now Run Directly On DRM

Enlightenment's been working on native DRM support for its libraries in order for Enlightenment to serve as its own Wayland compositor by talking directly to the Direct Rendering Manager drivers controlling the graphics hardware. Besides serving as a Wayland compositor, Enlightenment's apps based on Elementary can now be run directly on the DRM itself.
1 April 2014 - Elementary - 10 Comments

Enlightenment 0.19 Lands Full Wayland Support, Its Own Compositor

As expected the Enlightenment 0.19 release features full support for Wayland, down to serving as its own compositor and running directly off the DRM graphics device.
18 March 2014 - E19 - 28 Comments

Enlightenment's Ecore Now Has DRM Support

Enlightenment's Ecore library now has support for interfacing with the kernel's Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
6 March 2014 - DRM - 10 Comments

MATE Desktop 1.8 Updates Its Old GNOME2 Stack

After nearly one year of development, MATE 1.8 has been released as the latest version of its GNOME2-forked desktop.
4 March 2014 - MATE 1.8

Enlightenment Introduces Eolian, EFL C Generator

The newest component to the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) is Eolian, an EO object parser and C code generator.
3 March 2014 - Eolian - 5 Comments

Enlightenment's Evas Gains A DRM Display Engine

The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries' Evas canvas library now has a DRM engine for interfacing directly with the Linux kernel's Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
28 February 2014 - Evas DRM - 28 Comments

EFL 1.9 Supports X Present Extension, New Filters

We now have a more concise view of the features and improvements to be found in the upcoming 1.9 releases of Enlightenment's core libraries.
25 February 2014 - Enlightenment

Enlightenment Lands Tiling2, New Tiling Module

The "Tiling2" branch of Enlightenment has now been merged into core, which provides major tiling improvements to the window manager.
22 February 2014 - E19

Enlightenment's Elementary, EFL 1.9 Beta 2

The latest beta is now out for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.
21 February 2014 - Enlightenment Update - 6 Comments

LibreOffice 4.2.1 Has 100+ Bug-Fixes

Less than one month after the release of the major LibreOffice 4.2 update, LibreOffice 4.2.1 has been released to ship a large number of fixes for discovered problems.
20 February 2014 - LibreOffice - 12 Comments

Enlightenment 1.9 Beta 1 Is Now Out In The Wild

Just one week after the Enlightenment 1.9 alpha series surfaced, the 1.9.0-beta1 pre-release is now available for users of the lightweight Enlightenment window manager / desktop.
18 February 2014 - Enlightenment E19 - 3 Comments

MiracleCast: Miracast / WiFi Displays Come To Linux

For months now David Herrmann has been working on a new project known as OpenWFD for open-source WiFi displays on Linux. OpenWFD is an open-source implementation of the WiFi Display Standard / Miracast. That work is now showing success and as part of that Herrmann has just announced Miraclecast as a component to providing open-source Miracast/WFD support on the Linux desktop.
17 February 2014 - MiracleCast - 16 Comments

The Path To The Wayland-Based Hawaii 0.3.0 Desktop

The Hawaii 0.3.0 desktop is coming soon and written in Qt5 and will work against Wayland's Weston 1.4 compositor.
16 February 2014 - Hawaii - 2 Comments

LXDE's LXPanel Gets Enhanced, Now Uses Libfm

Xfce4's panel was improved this weekend and released in its 4.11 development form but that's not the only lightweight Linux desktop receiving some attention; LXDE's LXPanel has also been flagged as a new development version.
16 February 2014 - LXPanel - 3 Comments

Xfce4's Panel Gets A New Development Release

Version 4.11 is the latest development release of the xfce4-panel for the alternative lightweight Linux desktop environment.
16 February 2014 - Xfce4-panel 4.11 - 10 Comments

Enlightenment 1.9 Alpha Pre-Release Surfaces

The first pre-release of Enlightenment E19 is now available for early adopters on this next major release that has been dubbed "MYSTERY RELEASE 2K14!" by its developers.
11 February 2014 - Enlightenment E19 - 2 Comments

Hawaii Is Looking Great As A Wayland Desktop

The Enlightenment Wayland Compositor wasn't the only Wayland desktop project seeing attention at FOSDEM earlier this month, but the Qt5-based Hawaii desktop also received some stage time.
10 February 2014 - Hawaii Wayland - 16 Comments

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