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Earlier this month we wrote when Cinnamon 3.2 was tagged in Git while now finally the Linux Mint developers have formally announced this next version of their GNOME3-derived desktop.
A few weeks back we wrote briefly about Enlightenment landing a new launcher named Luncher. The Samsung developers have now posted more details about this project.
Raspberry Pi's Raspbian Debian-based Linux distribution had been using xcompmgr as its compositing window manager on the desktop, but now they will likely be switching to the Compton fork for better performance.
While it's likely a long time before Xfce 4.14 gets released with full GTK3 tool-kit integration, there are some new Xfce4 package updates available this week.
For fans of Linux Mint's Cinnamon Desktop Environment, the latest Cinnamon 3.2 release was tagged today in preparation for Linux Mint 18.1 shipping later this year.
The Enlightenment project has introduced a new launcher/taskbar/iconify manager called Luncher.
Back in September the Enlightenment project's EFL library added atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping support to provide a "perfect rendering" and a "buttery smooth" experience. Earlier this month was then an update on the Ecore_Drm2 state while coming out this week is a Samsung OSG blog post explaining more about the atomic mode-setting details.
Xfce4-panel 4.12.1 has been released as a "long overdue maintenance release" while Xfce 4.14 is still in its infancy.
Flatpak 0.6.13 is now available as the latest big release of this app sandboxing tech for the Linux desktop previously known as XDG-App.
Tom Hacohen of Samsung's Open-Source Group is presenting at this week's Embedded Linux Conference about Enlightenment's EFL as a UI toolkit for the embedded world.
Jolla is looking to push out Sailfish OS releases faster and thus today announced "Fiskarsinjoki" in early access form.
LXQt developers have done a desktop memory consumption comparison to show that Qt programs are not necessarily bloated.
Blender 2.78 is now officially released to end out September for this open-source, cross-platform 3D/animation program.
Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation formally announced the Raspberry Pi PIXEL, their own desktop that will be used in future Raspbian spins.
It has been nearly one year since the LXQt 0.10 release while today it was succeeded by LXQt v0.11, the newest version of this lightweight, Qt-powered desktop environment.
The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) now has support for atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping!
TigerVNC 1.7 was released today as the newest version of this open-source, high-performance, cross-platform VNC implementation.
Version 1.18 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) brings a wealth of new features.
Chances are if you've ever dealt with Pandora music streaming from the Linux desktop you've encountered Pithos as the main open-source solution that works out quite well. Released today was Pithos 1.2 and it ships with numerous enhancements for this GPLv3-licensed Pandora desktop client.
Another Enlightenment release, another round of significant Wayland improvements. Enlightenment continues with its very well vetted Wayland support that should be roughly on par with the GNOME Wayland experience.
Mike Blumenkrantz has tagged the release candidate of the upcoming Enlightenment 0.21 release.
Chris Michael of Samsung has been working on a new DRM library for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) with a number of improvements.
Enlightenment's Wayland support continues to become more feature complete with the latest feature work being for session recovery support.
Following the early look yesterday at Cinnamon 3.0 when tagged in Git, the Linux Mint crew today officially announced the Cinnamon 3.0 desktop release.
The GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop is ready for its 3.0 milestone.
Mike Blumenkrantz of Samsung today tagged Enlightenment 0.21 (E21) Alpha.
It will likely be quite some time before the Xfce 4.14 desktop environment is released while the main focus this development cycle is on porting to the GTK+ 3.x tool-kit.
Version 1.14 of MATE-Desktop was tagged in Git yesterday along with other MATE components.
Blender 2.77 was released this weekend as the newest version of this wildly popular, cross-platform, open-source 3D animation program.
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