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    Default E17 Release Day Set For 21 December 2012

    Phoronix: E17 Release Day Set For 21 December 2012

    Following the first E17 Alpha release earlier this week, more details have emerged about the future direction of Enlightenment and the long-awaited official release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIyNTQ

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    They really don't want it released :P

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    Is E17 technologically more advanced than gnome or kde? I don't get what's all the fuss about it. Is it just eye candy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    Is E17 technologically more advanced than gnome or kde? I don't get what's all the fuss about it. Is it just eye candy.
    It's like Duke Nukem Forever. Nothing more, nothing less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    Is E17 technologically more advanced than gnome or kde? I don't get what's all the fuss about it. Is it just eye candy.
    It's just:
    -Candy (yes);
    -Super uber duber customizable;
    -Keyboard shortcuts for everything; (great window management)
    -Ultra super duber efficient; (E16 runs on a 486, or so I believed, and E17 on a pentium 1)
    -Super stable;
    -XCB supported; (yes)
    -Unlike E16 also a DE;
    -Runs on EFL; (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, which is sweet)

    TL;DR: it's just great, but not like KDE. It's more like a non-practical sportscar, where KDE is an Audi
    Last edited by V!NCENT; 11-11-2012 at 06:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    Is E17 technologically more advanced than gnome or kde? I don't get what's all the fuss about it. Is it just eye candy.
    Probably not technologically more advanced, but certainly more customisable. If you've ever had a pet peeve about how your window manager works, then chances are that E17 will allow you to configure it differently, either via its control panel, or via theme creation. For keyboard use, it is unparalleled.

    There are some things that I can configure E17 to do, that I've never seen available in any other window manager. Genuinely useful things which help me tremendously. For that alone, I can't imagine I'll be moving to another windows manager for a very long time.

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    internally it is way more advanced then any other DE

    everything it uses(EFL) is made to run on any cpu(even weak ARM's) and on way less RAM then any other DE (in exception of simplistic DE's like fluxbox+mc and such)
    it even compresses icons
    let me say that again, it compresses icons!
    what other DE/file_manager even bothers to compress icons to save that couple kB of RAM

    so ye, its advanced althou not so integrated like gnome is
    but if you port everything to EFL, it would be awsome

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