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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

A New E17 Snapshot Before The Big Announcement

A big Enlightenment E17 snapshot was released, days ahead of their big announcement during LinuxCon EU 2012 concerning an official release of the window manager.
13 October 2012 - Enlightenment E17

Enlightenment E17 Improves Drag-n-Drop Support

There's another new development snapshot out of Enlightenment's forthcoming E17 release.
18 September 2012 - Enlightenment - 12 Comments

Xfce 4.12 Planned For March, GTK3 Still Uncertain

While most of the Linux desktop talk these days is about Unity, KDE, and GNOME, advancing in a quiet but steadfast manner is Xfce. The next major release of Xfce, version 4.12, is due out in March. It's undecided at this time though whether Xfce 4.12 will use GTK2 or GTK3.
9 September 2012 - Xfce 4.12 - 26 Comments

Razor-Qt Desktop Still Being Developed, v0.5 Is Near

While there hasn't been a new release since February, like the Trinity KDE 3.5 fork, the Razor-qt desktop environment continues to be actively developed. Razor-qt 0.5.0 will be released soon.
4 September 2012 - Razor-Qt - 14 Comments

OpenGL ES 2.0 Support Merged Into Compiz

The OpenGL ES 2.0 support branch has been merged into mainline Compiz. This allows the once-thriving compositing window manager to run on the PandaBoard ES and various other mobile/embedded devices that only support GLES for rendering.
22 August 2012 - Merging - 1 Comment

Xfce 4.10 Desktop Feature Release

The Xfce project on Saturday afternoon released Xfce 4.10 as the first major Xfce desktop feature release in about sixteen months.
28 April 2012 - Saturday Afternoon Release - 32 Comments

GLX-Dock / Cairo-Dock 3.0 Released

GLX-Dock / Cairo-Dock, the popular open-source OpenGL dock available for the Linux desktop, has reached its 3.0 milestone with some significant changes.
16 April 2012 - New Docking Action - 9 Comments

Xfce 4.10 Goes Into Preview State

For those unsatisfied with the state of GNOME 3.x Shell, Ubuntu's Unity interface, and other Linux desktop options, Xfce 4.10 is approaching with an official release planned for later this month.
1 April 2012 - New Xfce - 13 Comments

Razor-Qt: A New Qt-Based Desktop Environment

Razor-Qt is a new Qt-based desktop environment for Linux systems.
18 December 2011 - New Desktop - 44 Comments

Samsung Continues Sponsoring Enlightenment

In late 2009 we figured out Samsung has been sponsoring the development of Enlightenment, the stacking window manager popular with some Linux enthusiasts. Since then the Enlightenment project has been more open about the gratuity provided by Samsung, and this major electronics vendor keeps paying them. Enlightenment is used on some of their mobile devices. Separately, Enlightenment has found its way onto refrigerators. There's more good news today out of the Samsung-sponsored Enlightenment camp.
17 August 2011 - Documentation - 11 Comments

OpenBox 3.5.0 Window Manager Released

OpenBox, the window manager originally derived from Blackbox and is used by the LXDE desktop environment and other niche configurations, has just reached its version 3.5 milestone release.
2 August 2011 - New Work

Compiz 0.9.5 Has Arrived

Sam Spilsbury has just tagged Compiz 0.9.5 for release as the latest development milestone for this compositing window manager.
13 July 2011 - New Release - 9 Comments

Xfce 4.8 Desktop Environment Released

After a pre-releases came in November and then another in December, Xfce 4.8 has been officially released today.
16 January 2011 - Desktop - 9 Comments

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