From: michael bouchaud <michael.bouchaud@gm...> - 2010-10-29 19:06:56
I would like to share a BIG news with you…
As you may know, I'm a developer with Ordissimo, a French company which
proposes a unique OS based on Linux. We target beginners 50 years old (and
over!) who want to have access to their PC without any problem. In fact, our
master word is “simplicity”. We market a whole range of products all
equipped with the Ordissimo OS (laptops& desktops).
Since 2005, when the company was created, Ordissimo based its technology on
“fvwm” window manager. But after a few years of customization, we clearly
saw the limits of “fvwm” rules.
Eighteen months ago we thought: “So, it's time to rethink everything” (hum,
I've heard that somewhere)…
Our objective was to rethink our window manager to enable more and more
applications. As explained above, our users cannot decide by themselves
where to place a window on their PC. Also to help the user, each popup must
be highlighted and we must facilitate the switch from one application to the
other. After many investigations in different window managers and desktop
environments on Linux, we decided to test different solutions.
Today, the new version of the Ordissimo OS is available and I'm particularly
happy to announce that we use “e17” to make the desktop shelf, the windows
placement and many other things attached to desktop environment (software
launcher, gadgets containers ...).
In fact, “e17” uses a personnel profile like “illume”, quite close from
standard profile (main devices around are laptops and desktops). The window
placement is totally dynamic: one application by desktop. In case of
multiple windows, we use some tilling & stacking concept to have a more
efficient result. We have tested many applications with our new window
manager and so far, situation is under control! (windows are properly
More information and a preview of our new product on: fr.enlightenment.org.
To finish with, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for
delivering such a beautiful and powerful software!
Just a final precision: I particularly enjoyed to code the different modules
and the “efl” are very well designed.
Very truly yours,