Game Engine Powered Arcan Display Server With Durden Desktop Updated
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 22 September 2017 at 04:40 PM EDT. 12 Comments
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Arcan, the open-source display server powered by a game engine, is out with a new release. Its Durden desktop environment has also been updated.

Arcan is a display server built off "the corpse of a game engine" and also integrates a multimedia framework and offers behavior controls via Lua. Arcan has been in development for a half-decade while its original code traces back more than a decade, as explained previously and has continued advancing since.

Arcan 0.5.3 is the new release and has crash recovery improvements, improved support for Wayland clients, initial support for OpenBSD, and more.

The Durden 0.3 desktop meanwhile has introduced window slicing, an overlay tool, input multicasting, and other windowing improvements.

More details on all of these improvements to find in the new Arcan and Durden release can be found via today's release announcement where there are also plenty of screenshots.

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