The "LXQt" desktop that's a Qt version of the lightweight LXDE desktop can now be compiled using Qt5 where as previously there were still Qt4 dependencies.
A easy-to-use, graphically-driven theme editor for Enlightenment's EFL Edje is under development.
Enlightenment E19 is moving closer to release following the E19 Alpha earlier this month.
The latest addition to the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries is Elua, a Lua-based Just-in-Time application runtime stack.
Enlightenment 0.19 Alpha was just tagged as the very latest desktop / window manager work that includes improved Wayland support for E19.
Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" is now available for download while we're still waiting for the official announcement.
For Enlightenment users out there wishing to stick to the latest versions, the 1.10 release of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries is now available.
In a craftily-worded blog post, there's signals of the Enlightenment E19 desktop / window manager release coming soon.
The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out with its latest monthly update.
The first release of LXQT is now available that's the Qt port of the lightweight LXDE desktop environment while paired with Razor-qt.
For Phoronix readers running Gentoo Linux, you can now easily install the MATE 1.8 GNOME2-forked desktop environment.
The Evas display canvas API to the Enlightenment project now has support for dealing with ETC2 texture compression.
Taking place earlier this month in Nürnberg 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.
For those users of Enlightenment out there, there's new stable release updates out today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enlightenment's Ecore library now has support for interfacing with the kernel's Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
After nearly one year of development, MATE 1.8 has been released as the latest version of its GNOME2-forked desktop.
The newest component to the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) is Eolian, an EO object parser and C code generator.
The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries' Evas canvas library now has a DRM engine for interfacing directly with the Linux kernel's Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
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.
The "Tiling2" branch of Enlightenment has now been merged into core, which provides major tiling improvements to the window manager.
The latest beta is now out for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.
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.
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.
The Hawaii 0.3.0 desktop is coming soon and written in Qt5 and will work against Wayland's Weston 1.4 compositor.
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.
Version 4.11 is the latest development release of the xfce4-panel for the alternative lightweight Linux desktop environment.
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