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Enlightenment's Ecore library now has support for interfacing with the kernel's Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
6 March 2014 - DRM - 10 Comments
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
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
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 - 27 Comments
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
The "Tiling2" branch of Enlightenment has now been merged into core, which provides major tiling improvements to the window manager.
22 February 2014 - E19
The latest beta is now out for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.
21 February 2014 - Enlightenment Update - 6 Comments
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
The Evas canvas library component to the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries now has support for filters. The Evas filters subsystem will allow for some advanced presentation capabilities for Enlightenment E19.
7 February 2014 - Evas Filters
If you have not yet found the perfect open-source desktop match for your needs, the desktop environment born out of DeforaOS is yet another option. This desktop environment is built using GTK2 and part of a larger effort to provide "ubiquitous, secure and transparent access to one's resources" and to work regardless of form factor.
5 February 2014 - DeforaOS Project - 9 Comments
The Enlightenment E19 feature freeze will happen at the end of February.
31 January 2014 - E19 Feature Freeze - 1 Comment
Not to be confused with Mono's former Moonlight open-source project re-implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight, the Moonlight Desktop Environment is trying to be the desktop environment for low-end devices like the Raspberry Pi.
30 January 2014 - Moonlight - 49 Comments
A new stable, major release of the open-source LibreOffice suite is now available and with it comes several new and improved features.
30 January 2014 - LibreOffice 4.2 - 5 Comments
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