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Enlightenment Elementary Apps Can Now Run Directly On DRM

Enlightenment's been working on native DRM support for its libraries in order for Enlightenment to serve as its own Wayland compositor by talking directly to the Direct Rendering Manager drivers controlling the graphics hardware. Besides serving as a Wayland compositor, Enlightenment's apps based on Elementary can now be run directly on the DRM itself.

1 April 2014 - Elementary - 10 Comments
LibreOffice 4.2.1 Has 100+ Bug-Fixes

Less than one month after the release of the major LibreOffice 4.2 update, LibreOffice 4.2.1 has been released to ship a large number of fixes for discovered problems.

20 February 2014 - LibreOffice - 12 Comments
MiracleCast: Miracast / WiFi Displays Come To Linux

For months now David Herrmann has been working on a new project known as OpenWFD for open-source WiFi displays on Linux. OpenWFD is an open-source implementation of the WiFi Display Standard / Miracast. That work is now showing success and as part of that Herrmann has just announced Miraclecast as a component to providing open-source Miracast/WFD support on the Linux desktop.

17 February 2014 - MiracleCast - 16 Comments
LXDE's LXPanel Gets Enhanced, Now Uses Libfm

Xfce4's panel was improved this weekend and released in its 4.11 development form but that's not the only lightweight Linux desktop receiving some attention; LXDE's LXPanel has also been flagged as a new development version.

16 February 2014 - LXPanel - 3 Comments
Hawaii Is Looking Great As A Wayland Desktop

The Enlightenment Wayland Compositor wasn't the only Wayland desktop project seeing attention at FOSDEM earlier this month, but the Qt5-based Hawaii desktop also received some stage time.

10 February 2014 - Hawaii Wayland - 17 Comments
Defora Provides Yet Another Open-Source Desktop

If you have not yet found the perfect open-source desktop match for your needs, the desktop environment born out of DeforaOS is yet another option. This desktop environment is built using GTK2 and part of a larger effort to provide "ubiquitous, secure and transparent access to one's resources" and to work regardless of form factor.

5 February 2014 - DeforaOS Project - 9 Comments
Moonlight: Yet Another Linux Desktop Environment

Not to be confused with Mono's former Moonlight open-source project re-implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight, the Moonlight Desktop Environment is trying to be the desktop environment for low-end devices like the Raspberry Pi.

30 January 2014 - Moonlight - 49 Comments
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

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