The Aurora Project is an attempt to create a new generation of Linux distributions. It will try to break free from old patterns and establish Linux as a serious world player.
Currently, Aurora Project consists of the Aurora Desktop Environment which, unlike most other Linux-based desktop environments, don't attempts to accomplish everything but to remove the focus from system configuration and desktop customizing by creating an easy-to-use out-of-the-box intuitive and beutiful desktop experience.
The UI is (for now) somewhat Microsoft Windows-inspired. I am satisfied with the general layout of the panel and start menu, currently I am busy designing the core functionality of the desktop with the panel as my number one priority. Also there is the session manager, the desktop manager and the shared library.
The Aurora Project currently consists of two major components - the panel and the shared library.
Here are some key features of "Aurora Project":
· Windows-like user interface with a start menu.
· Freedesktop-compliant application menu (compatible with GNOME and KDE).
· Frequently used applications are easy to access.
· gtkmm 2.6
· gdkmm 2.6
· glibmm 2.6
What's New in This Release:
· This version includes improvement in in-menu editing.
· It's possible to create, edit and delete items, not yet to move them around.
· It also features some contect menues, and has some increase in stability.
· The library now has support for file monitoring using the inotify kernel patch, but it's not in use. Also, dbus support is finding it's way into the library.
· And too many imporovements to mention here.