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EDE

EDE (Equinox Desktop Environment) is simple, fast, and user-friendly environment. It works on all popular Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

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  •  19 May 2012 09:10

    Release Notes: This major version brings a lot of new goodies, fully powered with a FLTK backend (eFLTK is deprecated). Everything has been rewritten from scratch. A new library called edelib was added, and special attention was given to interoperability with external application using freedesktop.org specifications.

    •  08 Oct 2009 17:02

      Release Notes: This is the second testing release for the upcoming major 2.0 version. Notable changes are a new panel with XDG Desktop Menu support, a new bug report tool, and improved existing code.

      •  22 Apr 2009 14:12

        Release Notes: This is a major release with a lot of new features and code, but the most important changes are replacing eFLTK usage with FLTK, introducing the new edelib library, and syncing with the fredesktop.org standards.

        •  17 Nov 2007 11:36

          Release Notes: This is a bugfix release of EDE and eFLTK packages. Notable changes are improved support for 64-bit platforms and full German and French translations.

          •  03 Sep 2006 11:34

            Release Notes: This version comes with lot of changes, including bugfixes and enhancements, following the release of efltk to version 2.0.6.

            Recent comments

            04 Sep 2006 03:58 coeli

            Xfce v. EDE

            No one seems to have mentioned Xfce in this discussion. It's lean, mean, fast, and configurable. A tiny footprint with a lot of basic functionality. Good for running GTK apps, without all the bloat of KDE/Gnome etc.

            To the developer of EDE - How would you say it stacks up ram- and speed-wise against my favorite: Xfce?

            How would you, personally, contrast the two?

            02 Apr 2006 06:43 dlekic

            Re: *fltk*
            There is an ongoing effort to redo EDE and make it use FLTK 2.0 instead of good, old eFLTK, fork of old, cvs version of FLTK 2.0.

            01 Apr 2006 17:49 haary

            *fltk*
            I really like EDE. The problem is, that it uses efltk and no other app does.

            There are in general few apps based on FLTK, but it would be okay if they would all be based on one version or would be source compatible.

            There is the standard FLTK, EDE uses efltk and XD640 (a project similar to EDE) uses fltk-utf8. It would be nice, if the fltk folks would agree to merge all these versions...

            27 Jan 2005 06:07 almanley

            Re: Windows...


            >

            > % This thing look like windows... So,

            > what

            > % the point?

            >

            >

            > I think You've missed one very important

            > point... It's not important what it

            > LOOKS like - it's important how it works

            > and "what's behind"...

            >

            > EDE team contains experienced C/C++

            > developers, pople that work software for

            > more than 15 years.

            >

            > Compare EDE to Your beloved KDE, GNOME,

            > Enlightenment (...) and what You see? -

            > You seen good looking environment for

            > which You need XXX Mb RAM to run even

            > simple application like some mail client

            > or editor. Face one fact - even simplest

            > GNOME applet need MORE than few

            > megabytes to RUN! That's X times MORE

            > than You will need for EDE and all EDE

            > applications running at same time.

            >

            > Have You ever tried running mentioned

            > environments on less powerfull computers

            > like 486, or old Pentiums, I won't

            > mention i386 machines, on which EDE

            > works without problems as well...? - No,

            > You haven't - if You had You wouldn't

            > say what You said here. :)

            >

            > Somebody mentioned IceWM here, and

            > BlackBox, these are really good WM's but

            > lack some friendlyness EDE posess...

            >

            > Oh, btw. If You are not satisfied how

            > EDE looks like, pelase do me a favour

            > and contribute some new ede themes, each

            > theme is about 300kb, compare it to KDE

            > or GNOME themes...

            >

            > Best regards

            Bravo! I applaud you for not becoming too 'angry' in your reply. I know how hard it is not to. We oldtimers must always remember that a vast majority of Unix/Linux aficianados switched over from microSOFT or other OS's (term used loosely here). I came over from Vax myself! A while back. It remains that some serious users have astetic needs as well as those of functionality. But anyone who actually uses, and I mean really uses an OS, will fast learn the pitfalls of ms windoahs. It is like racing a car with slick tires with holes in them, and a leaky radiator. I still can't call any version of ms windoahs, an OS. The early to mid NTs had a glimmer of promise, momentarily. But that disappeared quickly. The IBM affiliation seamed to add some professionalism. But only some. And XP pro and Home are THE worst of all, I think! Jeeze, they will NEVER come out with a decent piece of software! If you can remember back that far, ms was even able to screw up their first Linux Distro!

            I will now again applaud you sir, for an honest, truthful opinion. It is rare indeed to find someone who doesn't spout one party line or another! And give your' software 5 out of 5 stars.And implore you to continue including solid functionality as well as everything else.

            22 Nov 2002 18:53 dlekic

            Re: Windows...

            > This thing look like windows... So, what
            > the point?


            I think You've missed one very important point... It's not important what it LOOKS like - it's important how it works and "what's behind"...

            EDE team contains experienced C/C++ developers, pople that work software for more than 15 years.

            Compare EDE to Your beloved KDE, GNOME, Enlightenment (...) and what You see? - You seen good looking environment for which You need XXX Mb RAM to run even simple application like some mail client or editor. Face one fact - even simplest GNOME applet need MORE than few megabytes to RUN! That's X times MORE than You will need for EDE and all EDE applications running at same time.

            Have You ever tried running mentioned environments on less powerfull computers like 486, or old Pentiums, I won't mention i386 machines, on which EDE works without problems as well...? - No, You haven't - if You had You wouldn't say what You said here. :)

            Somebody mentioned IceWM here, and BlackBox, these are really good WM's but lack some friendlyness EDE posess...

            Oh, btw. If You are not satisfied how EDE looks like, pelase do me a favour and contribute some new ede themes, each theme is about 300kb, compare it to KDE or GNOME themes...

            Best regards

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