"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
"'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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