Desktop Environments

Tags:    gnu/linux desktop software projects

Author: T

A list of Free Software desktops environments taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_X_Window_System_desktop_environments enriched with some more projects I know of which are not in that list.

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  • This list contains 17 websites (with 1 scan error).
  •   0 passed all checks
  •   10 failed one or more checks
  •   0 failed all tests in at least one group
  •   7 failed at least one critical check
  •   0 could not be judged due to missing data

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At the moment we only provide one ranking scheme that consists of the following categories: NoTrack, EncWeb, Attacks, and EncMail. We perform a priorized sort to obtain the ranking: We start with the first category, sorting the sites according to their rating:         . Sites with an identical rating in a category are further sorted considering the next category to the right. This procedure is repeated until all categories have been considered.

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# URL Name First release date Last stable release date Programming language Graphical toolkit License NoTrack
EncWeb
Attacks
EncMail
Rating
1 http://xfce.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:35:29 Xfce 1996 2015-02-28 C GTK+ GPL, LGPL, BSD license
2 http://lxqt.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:55:54 LXQt 2014-05-07 2017-01-02 C, C++ Qt GPL, LGPL
3 http://artemis-project.github.io/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:31:53 Artemis ? ? ? ? ?
4 http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:39:47 Cinnamon 2011 2017-07-02 C, JavaScript, Python GTK+ GPL
5 http://lxde.org/ (1 failure) / 2017-12-15 @ 17:33:21 LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) 2006 2016-02-20 C GTK+ GPL, LGPL
6 http://www.enlightenment.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:32:45 Enlightenment (E) 1997 2017-02-16 C EFL BSD license
7 http://www.kde.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:33:09 KDE (KDE5, KDE Plasma Workspaces, formerly K Desktop Environment or simply KDE) 1998-07-12 2017-02-14 C++, QML Qt LGPL
8 http://www.yunit.io/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:34:57 Yunit (former Unity) 2010-06-09 2016-05-25 C, C++, Python, Vala, QML GTK+ GPL, LGPL
9 https://mate-desktop.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:37:36 MATE 2011-08-19 2017-03-13 C, C++, Python GTK+ LGPL, GPL
10 http://elementary.io/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:32:12 Pantheon 2011 (?) 2016-08-21 (?) Vala GTK+ GPL
11 http://www.gnome.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:41:30 GNOME 1999-03-03 2017-05-08 C, C++, Vala, Python, JavaScript GTK+ GPL, LGPL
12 http://trinitydesktop.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 18:43:31 Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) 2010-04-29 2016-11-07 C++ Qt GPL (and other)
13 http://cdesktopenv.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:33:51 CDE ? ? ? ? ?
14 http://www.equinox-project.org/ / 2017-12-15 @ 18:42:53 Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE) 2003-01-06 2014-06-21 C++ FLTK GPL, LGPL
15 http://www.etoileos.com/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:35:35 √Čtoil√© 2006-02-22 2012-04-11 Objective-C GNUstep MIT, BSD license
16 http://budgie-desktop.org/home/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:34:44 Budgie ? ? ? ? ?
17 http://rox.sourceforge.net/desktop/ / 2017-12-15 @ 17:26:58 ROX Desktop 2000 (?) 2011-10-09 C, Python GTK+ GPL