Linux News Today: Bodhi Linux Devs Announce Moksha Desktop 0.2.0, Still Based on Enlightenment E17
Jeff Hoogland from the Bodhi Linux project, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the Enlightenment desktop environment, was proud to announce the release of Moksha Desktop 0.2.0.
For those of you who are not in the loop, we will take this opportunity to inform you that Moksha Desktop is a fork of the Enlightenment E17 desktop environment, created especially for the Bodhi Linux operating system, just like the MATE desktop is forked from the old-school GNOME 2 interface.
Moksha Desktop was previously based on the more modern Enlightenment E19 desktop environment, but the Bodhi Linux developers decided to rebase their Moksha Desktop fork on the older Enlightenment 0.17 release a few months ago because they didn’t like the new modifications implemented in Enlightenment 0.19.
“For those who are unfamiliar with the Moksha project – it is a Linux desktop that is the natural continuation of the Enlightenment DR17 desktop. This means Moksha is lightweight, fast, flexible, and customizable,” said Jeff Hoogland in the release announcement.
Here’s what’s new in Moksha Desktop 0.2.0
Moksha Desktop 0.2.0 is a modest release with modest features. It improves the enlightenment_remote command by adding better functionality for Swami, merges the default Moksha profile into the primary repository, and replaces the old Subversion revisioning files with Git.
Moreover, various startup commands have been added for allowing users to add programs that they want to start when the operating system starts without the need to create a .desktop file for each entry, and removes every Enlightenment E17 module that is not supported or hasn’t been improved for the Moksha Desktop.
As expected, Moksha Desktop 0.2.0 is now available for existing Bodhi Linux users. You can upgrade by using the internal package management tools. Also, you can install the Moksha Desktop 0.2.0 on other GNU/Linux distributions if you want to by using our in-depth tutorial.