E17 – there’s no rushing a good thing
Just before Christmas, Slashdot reported that E17 – the latest version of the Enlightenment desktop environment – had just been released. The previous release of Enlightenment took place in 2000 – 12 years ago!
The release announcement is very sparse (apart from a list of the E17 developers):
E17 has been in development for a long time, and there have been a lot of people involved over the years. At this time, the first and final official release of E17, I think it’s important to name names and thank everyone who has been involved over the years.
(The names follow here)
That’s it! Here endeth the release announcement.
Your ‘umble scribe has occasionally used Enlightenment and found it to be a very lightweight, nifty desktop environment/window manager, although some of the earlier versions required some strange keystroke and mouse combinations to do stuff. Enlightenment comes as the default desktop environment in Bodhi Linux, a distribution especially made for running on older hardware.