Desktop News Archives
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
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
Version 0.18.3 of Enlightenment is now available along with EFL 1.8.5, Elementary 1.8.4, and other packages within the stable Enlightenment world.
28 January 2014 - E18 Stable Update - 3 Comments
The latest work on Enlightenment E19 includes a PackageKit module and many bug-fixes.
26 January 2014 - E19 Enlightenment - 9 Comments
There's yet another new desktop in the Linux land. Ome is short for the Open Minded Environment and is a cross-platform desktop environment built around web technologies.
26 January 2014 - Ome Desktop - 46 Comments
The GNOME2-forked MATE desktop is now officially available from the Arch Linux package repository.
20 January 2014 - MATE Desktop
Enlightenment E19 is advancing its support for Wayland as an alternative to X.Org and it also has a rewritten compositor.
15 January 2014 - Enlightenment E19
It's been less than one month since the release of Enlightenment E18, but already there are exciting changes landed for its follow on release. Pushed on Tuesday were many more interesting changes to Enlightenment's Git repository. The most important change was a huge window management and compositor rewrite.
15 January 2014 - E19 Features - 12 Comments
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