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LinuxToday.com.au: The Happy Divorce of GNOME and Enlightenment

Jul 27, 2000, 10:56 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Ever since Time Began, GNOME and Enlightenment have been associated. GNOME has provided the mainstay of the GNOME environment, providing a file manager much like Microsoft's Explorer, a panel in which were hosted a configurable menubar, launcher icons, applets such as clocks and mp3 controllers, and open applications. The GNOME folks also collect together a variety of useful desktop applications in order to provide a standard environment. For example, Abiword is now included as part of GNOME Office, although previously (pre the GNOME 1.2 release) it wasn't."

"Enlightenment took care of the drawing of windows - it is in fact a window manager. It didn't provide the same sort of tools that GNOME did, but instead complimented the GNOME environment by adding options to configure the windows that drove the GNOME universe."

"However, two recent releases from both parties have clearly indicated that both teams of developers have decided to part company, as it were, and head off in separate development paths."

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