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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
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 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 - 1 Comment
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 - 28 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
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