The Future Of Enlightenment Is Looking Great · The Kernal
When many people think of Linux desktop environments, they think of GNOME, KDE, XFCE, and maybe a window manager like i3. However, there is another huge desktop environment that many people don’t know about. Enlightenment is a desktop environment that not only is super lightweight, but looks amazing with a lot of customization options and an iconic style. Enlightenment has had a great year, and I am going to go over the new exciting projects revolving around Enlightenment and the EFL toolkit.
7urte bat

The post might have been better if it included screenshots
1urte bat

Default look from the version that just came out:

Arthur Besse
2urte bat

Wow, cool to see it still exists. I used it for a while in the distant past but hadn’t heard anything about it in years.

I was thinking of trying it out, but there aren’t packages of the new release for any of my favorite distros. Their downloads page recommends downloading a bunch of components as separate tarballs and manually building them in the right order, which is more work than I’d do just to try it. It also links to their packaging status page, which was last updated 493 days ago and has a table of seven distros - which does not include a single popular desktop distro. On repology i see the new release is actually packaged in Fedora 35 and a few others, at least; maybe I’ll try it there in a VM sometime.
0urte bat

Since the article is kinda light on details here’s a ink to more info in the Arch Wiki:

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.


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