Linux always gives more and interesting options to work upon. Whenever I get time, I try to dig out new release, might not be the latest one in this vast universe of Linux, but like to share few things on Enlightenment. This time I get on road with window manager.
The Enlightenment Window Manager was first released in 1997 by Carsten Rasterman Haitzler. Now let me get you with this feature-full window manager more:
- The Enlightenment DR16 Window Manager is a robust, flexible, highly configurable, graphically rich desktop environment for the X11 windowing system.
- It is fully theme-able and easily configured.
- DR16 provides an innovative way of managing applications found no where else, allowing for not only virtual desktops, but also multiple desktops (a separate set of virtual desktops).
- A unique snapshoting pager allows for easy management of application placement and even will zoom on mouse-over of a window in the pager for easily locating applications.
- Support exists for up to 32 multiple desktops, and virtual desktops up to 8×8 in size! (That’s 2048 possible desktops!).
- Several different types of move and resize effects exist, including Opaque, Technical, Box, Shaded, Semi-solid, and Translucent, depending on your preference and CPU requirements.
- The menu system is flexible, providing easy access to applications, theme selection, documentation, settings, and background selection.
- DR16 uniquely allows background selection to be done from the main menu system using thumbnail views of the background providing a quick and easy way to change wallpaper.
- In addition, desktop exist that can add a ripple effect at the base of your desktop.
- A simple group of flat text files allow for easy editing of user application menus, including the ability to create hierarchical user menus to suite your various needs.
- A built in help system called “eDox” provides an excellent resource for learning the wide variety of different methods of interaction and configuration. Graphical Tool Tips can also be enabled to assist normal usage.
- Enlightenment DR16 integrates well with both GNOME and KDE.