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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 - 1 Comment

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

Enlightenment's EFL Evas Canvas Library Adds Filters

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

Defora Provides Yet Another Open-Source Desktop

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

Enlightenment E19 Going Into Feature Freeze Soon

The Enlightenment E19 feature freeze will happen at the end of February.
31 January 2014 - E19 Feature Freeze - 1 Comment

Moonlight: Yet Another Linux Desktop Environment

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

LibreOffice 4.2 Brings OpenCL Calc, OOXML Improvements

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

LibreOffice Gets An OpenGL Rendering Back-End

The initial work on an OpenGL rendering back-end has landed in LibreOffice, not too long after receiving OpenCL support for spreadsheets and OpenGL canvas support.
29 January 2014 - LibreOffice - 45 Comments

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