Enlightenment DR17

Early morning Sunday hackery to get enlightenment 0.17 desktop environment running on Fedora Core 3 was a success.

This is definitely the coolest graphical environment I have seen so far in any OS environment (except for the Mac OSX). These guys are freaking insane. Where do they get the inspiration for this stuff????? Wow! Wow! Wow!

Right now I have snow falling transparently on my desktop. Title bars which flash sideways when I shift focus. A Mac OSX like iconbar which is soooo smooth (unlike the iconbar in gdeklets).

Everything is so classy! Thats the word – CLASSY!

I have been trying for ages to get it working on FreeBSD at office but the autofoo stuff keeps breaking things. Have loads of time next week to butcher autofoo and make it work. This is too irrestibable to be confined only to my laptop.

Damn, GTK and QT sure spoil the e17 desktop! 🙂

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Elegant rollback using cvsup

How did I rollback to Xorg 6.7?

Set “*default date=2004.12.23.00.00.00” in cvs-supfile and “portinstall x11-servers/xorg-server”. Then add “'xorg-server-*',” to HOLD_PKGS in pkgtools.conf to prevent accidental upgrades.

For all I know, the regression might have been a broken compile with Xorg 6.8. Will try again after Eric Anholt does a revision to the port.

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New Xorg 6.8.1 breaks on Compaq Evo D51S

The new Xorg 6.8.1 which was imported into FreeBSD -CURRENT breaks on my office workstation.Had to rollback xorg-server to 6.7.x and leave the rest of the xorg packages at 6.8.1.

I have both the logs saved. Should file a PR with FreeBSD.

The previous upgrade from X 4.3 to Xorg 6.7/XFree86 4.4 broke the i810 on Compaq d530 series. This is soo screwy!

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=74757

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