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LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: E Stands for Enlightenment (Really, I Promise)

Oct 31, 2000, 13:41 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Right now, Rasterman is focusing much of his efforts on the next big Enlightenment project: EFM. With this new file manager in place, Rasterman envisions Enlightenment moving away from being a window manager and towards being a desktop shell. To him, this model involves a few extras beyond the window manager model."

"'[A desktop shell] is a window manager plus a file manager, application manager, and configuration tools for your general environment,' Rasterman said in a recent online interview. He stops short, though, of calling future versions of Enlightenment a desktop environment."

"'I'm not going into doing applications,' Rasterman explained, 'That is the job for GNOME and KDE. I want to make the shell that surrounds your applications better, sexier, more useful, etc. People aren't really working hard on that in the other projects. They are working hard in the application space.'"

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