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LinuxPower: On the road to Enlightenment - Window managing made gorgeous

Oct 26, 1999, 16:36 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Schallerler)

[ Thanks to Erik Levy for this link. ]

"Mandrake and Rasterman, those two talented hackers working for VA Research, have recently released version DR0.16 of their window manager Enlightenment. I have to admit it took some days before I bothered to download it...After having used it now for a little while I have to beg Mandrake and Rasterman my humble forgiveness for not downloading it on the day of its release. This is truly wonderful..."

"One of the first things you will notice with this new release is the new pager, its is truly beautiful. It displays actual pictures of your desktops, with background and all. When you move your mouse over the miniature images of the windows on your different desktops they are enlarged. Simply stunning. If this isn't to your liking your can disable it enlargement or lower the image quality to reduce overhead..."

"Which brings me to the next new thing in Enlightenment 0.16. The menu system. First of is the configuration menu, the E developers have replaces the old E-configuration tool with a set of menus on the right mouse button. I think this is a setting that will please most of those who criticized the previous version of Enlightenment for being hard or unintuitive to configure. This new menus are more intuitive in my eyes, and the look is very smooth..."

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