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Xfce 4.12 Is Still Planned For Release In One Week

Earlier this week we wrote about plans for Xfce 4.12 to finally be released and that it was being targeted for the end of February. Unlike failed Xfce 4.12 plans of the past few years, it looks like this release will actually pan out in one week's time.
20 February 2015 - Xfce 4.12 - 19 Comments

Enlightenment EFL 1.13 Released

Version 1.13 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries is now available.
9 February 2015 - Enlightenment EFL 1.13

Fluxbox 1.3.7 Released With Few Changes

Fluxbox 1.3.6 was released last month after this lightweight window manager went two years without a new release. It looks like the rate of development of Fluxbox is ticking back up as Fluxbox 1.3.7 was just tagged this morning.
8 February 2015 - Fluxbox 1.3.7 - 9 Comments

Xfce 4.12 Planned For Release In A Few Weeks

It looks like the release of Xfce 4.12 is finally about to materialize!
7 February 2015 - Xfce 4.12 - 49 Comments

Enlightenment's Elementary 1.13 Beta 1 Released

One week after the Elementary 1.13 Alpha release, Enlightenment developers have released the first beta of v1.13.
19 January 2015 - Elementary 1.13 Beta 1

Enlightenment's Elementary 1.13 Alpha Fixes DnD On Wayland

The Enlightenment crew were hard at work during the holidays and today in getting the new year going they've released the first alpha of the Elementary 1.13 library.
12 January 2015 - Elementary 1.13 Alpha

Compiz 0.8.10 Released

Following the in-fighting over the future of Compiz that happened back in November, Scott Moreau has proclaimed the release this week of Compiz v0.8.10.
9 January 2015 - Compiz 0.8.10 - 20 Comments

Budgie: A Lightweight, Chrome OS Inspired, GNOME-Aligned Desktop

The latest new open-source Linux desktop initiative is Budgie, a desktop focused on simplicity. The Budgie desktop is now undergoing possible review for inclusion into Fedora.
6 December 2014 - Budgie Desktop - 16 Comments

Quantum OS Aims For A Linux Desktop With QML, Wayland & Material Design

Quantum OS (formerly known as Quartz OS for a brief time) is a new Linux distribution mostly focused around providing a clean, very attractive desktop experience. This latest Linux desktop project is focused on providing a Qt5-based desktop that complies with Google's Material Design concepts.
26 November 2014 - Quantum OS - 14 Comments

There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz

Unless you're a user of Ubuntu with Unity 7, you probably haven't heard much about Compiz in quite some time. However, some developers are looking to further revive its development but not everyone is in agreement.
24 November 2014 - Compiz 0.8 - 32 Comments

Xfdesktop 4.10.3 Released While Xfce 4.12 Remains M.I.A.

Xfce 4.12 remains out of sight but Xfdesktop 4.10.3 was released today.
16 November 2014 - Xfdesktop - 46 Comments

Enlightenment Releases EFL 1.12 With Better OpenGL & Wayland Support

Version 1.12 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries was released bright and early this morning.
10 November 2014 - EFL 1.12

Cinnamon 2.4 Released In Beta Form

The Cinnamon 2.4 Desktop Environment is now out ahead of its official debut with Linux Mint 17.1 later this month.
2 November 2014 - Linux Mint - 9 Comments

Enlightenment's EFL 1.12 Alpha Has Evas GL-DRM Engine, OpenGL ES 1.1 Support

The first alpha release for the 1.12 version of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) was released this week.
23 October 2014 - EFL 1.12 Alpha - 3 Comments

Cairo-Dock 3.4 Shows A Lot Of Progress, Works Toward EGL/Wayland Support

It's been about one year since last hearing any Cairo-Dock news, but this evening there's a new release! Cairo-Dock has various improvements to its desktop interface offering that continues to work in replace of -- or in addition to -- the standard Linux desktop environments.
22 October 2014 - Cairo-Dock / Glx-Dock - 2 Comments

LXQt 0.8 Desktop Released With Full Qt5 Support, New Theme

Version 0.8 of LXQt -- the Qt version of the open-source, lightweight LXDE desktop -- was released on Monday. Important to LXQt 0.8 is full Qt5 compatibility while Qt4 support is being maintained too until the next release.
14 October 2014 - LXQt 0.8.0 - 23 Comments

Enlightenment E19 Officially Released With Its Own Wayland Compositor

While E19 didn't come out last week as talked about, it was released this morning! The Enlightenment E19 update is a huge upgrade over E18 or E17, especially if you're an early Wayland adopter.
15 September 2014 - E19 - 36 Comments

Rumors Of An Imminent Enlightenment E19 Release

There might be an E19 release real soon.
9 September 2014 - E19 - 8 Comments

More Wayland Improvements Hit Enlightenment E19

One week after Enlightenment's E19 RC3 release, there's more improvements that have landed that will warrant another new release in the very near future.
5 September 2014 - E19 - 7 Comments

Enlightenment E19 RC3 Shows Off The New Wayland Compositor

The third release candidate to Enlightenment E19 is now available.
29 August 2014 - E19 - 15 Comments

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