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Enlightenment's Compositor Gets A Huge Rewrite

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

GIMP Still Has Many Lofty Features To Develop

For those that may have extra time this holiday season to devote to open-source tasks, the GIMP graphics program still has many features they're after and aren't yet up to their v2.10 release.
22 December 2013 - GIMP 2.10 & Beyond - 29 Comments

Enlightenment 0.18 Released With Many New Features

Enlightenment 0.17 was released one year ago as of this weekend and now the developers behind this very compelling lightweight window manager have released Enlightenment DR 0.18, the next major release.
22 December 2013 - Enlightenment DR 0.18 - 21 Comments

Enlightenment 0.18 Release Candidate 2 Released

As some additional exciting news on Friday night besides the SteamOS beta being out is that the second release candidate to Enlightenment 0.18 is now available.
13 December 2013 - Enlightenment 0.18 - 1 Comment

Physics Support Gets Knocked Out Of Enlightenment

Coming last summer to the Enlightenment project was EPhysics, a physics module for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries to do interesting desktop games or effects, but it's now been nuked from the Enlightenment code-base.
10 December 2013 - Enlightenment Physics - 5 Comments

Enlightenment's Terminal Gets New Features

Terminology, the terminal emulator for the Enlightenment desktop built atop their EFL libraries, is up to version 0.4 and it's landed heavy with new features.
9 December 2013 - Terminology 0.4 - 28 Comments

TeamViewer 9 Is Out With New Features, Linux Update

The TeamViewer remote access/viewer software popular for VNC-like tasks as well as online meetings, is now officially up to version 9. With TeamViewer 9 comes new features as well as QuickSupport for Linux.
5 December 2013 - TeamViewer 9 - 6 Comments

Enlightenment EFL 1.8 Coming Next Week, 1.9 In 2014

The EFL 1.8 release for the Enlightenment project should be out next week and there's already plans for releasing EFL 1.9 in February!
29 November 2013 - Enlightenment Libraries - 3 Comments

New Lightworks Linux Beta Steps Up The Features

The Lightworks non-linear video editing application for Linux has picked up a great number of new features in the latest Linux beta that's available for Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu-based distributions.
17 November 2013 - Video Editor

Glx-Dock 3.3 Has A Big Core Rewrite

Glx-Dock, a unique lightweight interface for the Linux desktop and inspired by OS X to complement Unity, GNOME, KDE, and other desktop environments, is now up to version 3.3. With Glx-Dock 3.3 the core has been rewritten to use objects, there's better Cinnamon Desktop integration, and plenty of other features and changes.
17 October 2013 - Glx-Dock 3.3 - 2 Comments

Trillian Chat Client Coming To Linux, Currently In Beta

For those not satisfied with the open-source Pidgin or Empathy multi-protocol chat programs on Linux, Cerulean Studios is finally bringing Trillian to Linux. A beta was announced today of Trillian for Linux but right now it's limited.
8 October 2013 - Trillian - 30 Comments

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

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