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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 - 30 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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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
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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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
Razor-qt Desktop Looks Towards v1.0, Qt 5 & Wayland

Razor-qt is the lightweight Qt-based desktop environment that's come around in mostly the past two years as a much more slim desktop alternative to KDE. It's similar in nature to Xfce but written in Qt rather than GTK. This Qt desktop environment is on initial approach for its next release and further out they are getting excited over Qt 5 and Wayland.

9 February 2013 - Razor-qt - Add A Comment
Xfce 4.12 Desktop Is Moving Along For Release Soon

While all of the talk recently in the Linux desktop world is about GNOME 3.8, KDE 4.10, or the desktop forks like Consort and Cinnamon, the Xfce desktop continues moving along vigorously. The next major release, Xfce 4.12, is due out in mid-March.

24 January 2013 - Xfce 4.12 - 36 Comments

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