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Enlightenment is a themeable, fast, flexible, and powerful window manager that is designed to be as configurable as possible in both look and feel. In addition, Enlightenment provides an applet API that provides functionality somewhere between the GNOME applet system and Dock Apps from Afterstep/WindowMaker. The current design aim is for Enlightenment to become a desktop shell.


Recent releases

  •  25 Aug 2004 10:34

    Release Notes: This release features a switch from Imlib/FreeType to Imlib2/FreeType2. There is a new "winter" default theme. The distribution is now split up into programs, docs, and themes. There is "theme transparency". There are many, many bugfixes. Most of the internals have been massively overhauled since DR16.6.

    •  07 Nov 2003 00:17

      Release Notes: This version features fixes, cleanups, and NETWM support.

      •  30 Sep 2000 11:03

        Release Notes: This is a bugfix release.

        •  11 Apr 2000 01:43

          Release Notes: Bugfixes were made for dock app support, ascents in I18N fonts, a minor initialization bug in eesh, 64-bit issues, border width handling in ICCCM, warp focus, and KDE menu generation. New features include support for xinerama, i18n support via gettext, an extended display to the window_list ipc command, #-style comments in .menu files, a "configpanel" IPC command so you can open config panels via eesh, and new focus-related options. Translations into many different languages were made.

          •  23 Nov 1999 03:09

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            23 Dec 2013 11:48 gvy

            Hey, E17 and E18 have been released since E16!

            For those interested, my weekly ALT Linux based installable LiveCD builds are available: (e18 as of today) as well as the more stable/conservative ones recommended for installation: (e17)

            19 May 2011 07:08 LesleyB

            For all those wondering if enlightenment is still around

   is active

            09 Nov 2010 16:49 SteveB357

            More a question than a comment: I can't figure out how to connect to my wireless network. The programs I can find allow me to put in specifications, but there is no "Connect" feature that I can find in any of them.

            How should I go about connecting?

            27 Aug 2004 18:11 Aliem

            Re: The best wm ever!
            The Enlightenment Window Managet is ALIVE!!!
            The DR17 is coming!!!

            14 Jul 2004 11:41 amiatrome

            My Favourite
            Fast, Beautiful, Configurable. Its options are all those that I need. Lovely.


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