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Enlightenment 0.19 Now In Alpha With Better Wayland Support

Enlightenment 0.19 Alpha was just tagged as the very latest desktop / window manager work that includes improved Wayland support for E19.
4 June 2014 - Enlightenment E19 - 5 Comments

Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Is Now Available

Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" is now available for download while we're still waiting for the official announcement.
30 May 2014 - Linux Mint 17 - 3 Comments

Enlightenment EFL 1.10 Released

For Enlightenment users out there wishing to stick to the latest versions, the 1.10 release of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries is now available.
26 May 2014 - EFL

Enlightenment E19 Should Be Released Soon

In a craftily-worded blog post, there's signals of the Enlightenment E19 desktop / window manager release coming soon.
10 May 2014 - E19 - 1 Comment

Sabayon 14.05 Plays With The Binary AMD & NVIDIA Blobs

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out with its latest monthly update.
10 May 2014 - Sabayon 14.05 - 2 Comments

The First Release Of LXQt Is Now Available

The first release of LXQT is now available that's the Qt port of the lightweight LXDE desktop environment while paired with Razor-qt.
7 May 2014 - LXQt - 60 Comments

MATE 1.8 Is Now Available On Gentoo Linux

For Phoronix readers running Gentoo Linux, you can now easily install the MATE 1.8 GNOME2-forked desktop environment.
4 May 2014 - MATE - 11 Comments

Enlightenment's Evas Adds OpenGL ETC2 Support

The Evas display canvas API to the Enlightenment project now has support for dealing with ETC2 texture compression.
25 April 2014 - ETC2 - 1 Comment

Cross-Desktop Collaboration During FreeDesktop Summit 2014

Taking place earlier this month in N├╝rnberg at the SUSE office was the 2014 FreeDesktop Summit where members of GNOME, KDE, Unity, and LXDE-Qt desktops collaborated over joint topics important to the success of the Linux desktop in a cross-desktop world.
21 April 2014 - FreeDesktop.org - 12 Comments

EFL/Elementary 1.9.3 & Enlightenment 0.18.7 Released

For those users of Enlightenment out there, there's new stable release updates out today.
15 April 2014 - Enlightenment - 1 Comment

Cinnamon 2.2 Desktop Supports HiDPI, GTK CSD Support

The Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop project has graduated to version 2.2 and it's a very large update for this GNOME3-forked environment.
14 April 2014 - Cinnamon - 28 Comments

Linux Benchmarks Of Many Lightweight Window Managers

An individual has been doing a lot of benchmarks recently from various lightweight window managers ranging from Openbox to Fvwm2 to Fluxbox with Compton and Awesome and Cairo-compmgr.
13 April 2014 - Window Managers - 3 Comments

Enlightenment Elementary Apps Can Now Run Directly On DRM

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

Enlightenment 0.19 Lands Full Wayland Support, Its Own Compositor

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 Now Has DRM Support

Enlightenment's Ecore library now has support for interfacing with the kernel's Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
6 March 2014 - DRM - 10 Comments

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

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