[linux-audio-user] Re: E17 - our choice of WM in the future?
d_baron at 012.net.il
Wed Oct 25 10:36:24 EDT 2006
Looks really, really exciting!
Note the Dynebolic uses neither KDE no Gnome which are simply too heavy.
I would like to give this a try. KDM logon will let one choose "other" window
managers. Question of installing yet another is disk space available and:
1. Can one run KDE or Gnome apps on it. These two have become more
interoperable. Various Gnome apps run on KDE. I can live without
Konqueror--Opera is much quicker. I suppose KMail could be replaced. I use
KPackage regularly for upgrading and cannot stand Aptitude. That leaves a few
KDE games. Do not have to remove KDE in any event if I have enough space.
2. Compatability with various video cards. NVidia? This stuff should be taken
care of through the kernel and Xorg but there have been problems around.
3. Compatablity with kernels?
KDE is very nice but much to heavy. E17 certain looks like an interesting
> Hello list!
> What would you say about the future of Linux audio
> workstations? What software will we run next year?
> It has been thrilling to watch how Linux audio
> software has matured, but I have always felt I'm not
> completely happy with any of the current X.org Window
> Somehow I've built an image that E17 might be what
> I've been looking for. I don't know why, but it feels
> like it could be perfect choice for Linux audio
> workstation. Future will tell if my instincts are
> right or wrong.
> Something to think about:
> - E17 does not make any 'beeps' so it does not have
> any sound server (like KDE has its Arts sound server).
> I see this as a very positive thing. This means there
> will not be any sound server to conflict with Jack.
> - E17 supports dual / triple displays out of the box.
> It was designed to be able to use multiple displays
> easily so I bet it can handle them better than other
> - E17 has some of the fastest graphics libraries on
> this planet and it should be easy to customize. E17
> scales very well. You can make it as minimalistic as
> you want (making it possible to use it on old
> hardware) or you can have all the eyecandy you could
> ever imagine.
> - E17 libraries are world class. You can write a fully
> functional DVD player with 18 lines of C code. It
> should be easy for developers to create E17
> applications rapidly. Will we see Linux audio software
> that uses E17's libraries in the future? Hope so.
> E17 has pre-alpha status now, so I don't think we will
> have to wait very long now until it's finally
> Could we get a nice Christmas present this year?
> Some links if you don't know what E17 is:
> TerraSoft's comments (these guys created YellowDog
> Linux for PS3 that has E17 as the default WM):
> "We have worked closely with the energetic, determined
> E17 team to bring this advanced graphical user
> interface to a state of interface euphoria. It's not
> about eye candy and unnecessary special effects, it's
> about finding balance between a lean, uncluttered
> desktop and a personal environment that is both
> familiar and powerful. E17 is simply the most
> incredible thing I have ever used --with any operating system"
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