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Xfce-Based Xubuntu Will Not Ship XMir For 13.10

The Xubuntu team, the derivative of Ubuntu Linux focused around shipping the Xfce desktop environment, has decided against using XMir for their 13.10 release after extensive testing.
22 August 2013 - Xubuntu XMir - 21 Comments

Razor & LXDE-Qt Desktop Projects To Merge

Developers behind the lightweight Qt-based Razor-qt and LXDE-Qt desktops met up at KDE's Akademy 2013 conference. During the annual KDE developer conference, the two lightweight desktops decided to merge their efforts around LXDE-Qt.
21 July 2013 - LXDE-Qt - 32 Comments

Features Coming In The Xfce 4.12 Desktop

Xfce 4.12 still hasn't been released yet and it's running months behind schedule. Xfce 4.12 will be a major update to the lightweight desktop that's becoming an increasingly used alternative to Unity and the GNOME Shell. Here's an update on some of the completed features.
29 June 2013 - Xfce 4.12 - 45 Comments

KDE, GNOME, Unity, Razor-Qt Developers Met Up

Last week at the SUSE offices in N├╝rnberg there was a meeting between developers of the KDE, GNOME, Unity, and Razor-qt desktop environments.
17 April 2013 - Meeting - 26 Comments

LightDM Caught Off-Guard By Mir, Plans For Wayland

Development of the LightDM display manager is now in an awkward state by Canonical's announcement of developing -- and ultimately switching to -- the Mir Display Server rather than Wayland.
12 March 2013 - LightDM - 24 Comments

Xfce 4.12 Desktop Release Ends Up Behind Schedule

While Xfce 4.12 was scheduled to be released on 10 March, the release didn't happen and it looks like the release won't be coming anytime soon.
11 March 2013 - Xfce 4.12 - 35 Comments

Videos Of Unity Running On Mir Via X Server

Canonical has begun posting videos of Mir in action. While Mir itself doesn't do much yet, a video by one of the Mir developers shows Unity running on Mir. But it's running Unity through an X Server via the "XMir" project.
5 March 2013 - Video - 28 Comments

Linus Torvalds Is Back To Using GNOME 3 Desktop

The Linux desktop choices of Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, tends to pique people's interest. Linus has now shared he's switched back to using the GNOME 3.x desktop.
3 March 2013 - Torvalds - 66 Comments

Qt/GTK Speed On Unity/KDE/Xfce/LXDE/GNOME/Razor

Shared earlier today were OpenGL game benchmarks under different Linux desktops. Now to complement those earlier results are 2D performance tests under Unity, KDE, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXDE, and Razor-qt.
28 February 2013 - 2D Benchmarks - 19 Comments

Razor-qt Desktop Looks Towards v1.0, Qt 5 & Wayland

Razor-qt is the lightweight Qt-based desktop environment that's come around in mostly the past two years as a much more slim desktop alternative to KDE. It's similar in nature to Xfce but written in Qt rather than GTK. This Qt desktop environment is on initial approach for its next release and further out they are getting excited over Qt 5 and Wayland.
9 February 2013 - Razor-qt - 4 Comments

Xfce 4.12 Desktop Is Moving Along For Release Soon

While all of the talk recently in the Linux desktop world is about GNOME 3.8, KDE 4.10, or the desktop forks like Consort and Cinnamon, the Xfce desktop continues moving along vigorously. The next major release, Xfce 4.12, is due out in mid-March.
24 January 2013 - Xfce 4.12 - 36 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Officially Released

The world didn't end yesterday and Enlightenment E17 was officially released.
22 December 2012 - E17 Release - 16 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Is Being Released This Friday

Everything is set for the long-awaited Enlightenment E17 v1.0 release to happen this Friday, 21 December.
18 December 2012 - It's On - 19 Comments

Enlightenment Releases E17 "Lucky Rubber Ducky"

The Enlightenment project is out today with a new release ahead of the official E17 1.0 release expected on 21 December. With one week to go, the new E17 release is being called the "Lucky Rubber Ducky" by its developers.
14 December 2012 - E17 Enlightenment - 6 Comments

A Slew Of Performance Improvements To Hit Compiz

While publishing this morning was a large Ubuntu 13.04 OpenGL desktop performance comparison using six desktop environments and five different GPU/driver configurations, to result in 30 different data points for multiple Linux games, also announced today were forthcoming Compiz performance improvements. To land soon will be a number of performance enhancements for the Compiz compositing window manager.
13 December 2012 - Compiz Improvements - 9 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Alpha 8: "It's A Good One"

While it took twelve years to see its first alpha release, the Enlightenment E17 window manager is now certainly living up to the "release early, release often" philosophy. Alpha releases are being tagged every few days -- we're now up to three E17 alphas in the past week.
4 December 2012 - Enlightenment - 17 Comments

Another Enlightenment E17 Alpha Already Tips Up

The rapid releases of Enlightenment E17 Alpha continue. Just two days after E17 Alpha 6, there is now a seventh alpha release with less than one month to go until the official E17 1.0 release.
30 November 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 5 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Alpha 3 Brings Many Changes

It was just a few days ago that Enlightenment E17 Alpha 2 was released but there's already a third alpha of this window manager expected to finally debut next month after more than one decade of development.
17 November 2012 - Enlightenment - 1 Comment

Enlightenment 0.17 (E17) Reaches Alpha State

An alpha release of Enlightenment's E17 window manager was released today after one decade in development.
5 November 2012 - Alpha Release - 20 Comments

Motif 2.3.4 On The LGPL License

Integrated Computer Solutions released Motif 2.3.4 this week and with the point release comes the availability of the X toolkit under the LGPL v2.1 license.
26 October 2012 - Motif 2.3.4 - 13 Comments

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