It has been 5 years since we have released a new version of SymphonyOS and after several false starts we are happy to announce the release of a developer preview of SymphonyOS 14.0 (Phoenix). This new release is based on an Ubuntu 13.10 base system and includes the completely re-written Mezzo 4 desktop environment (in it’s current incomplete state).
This rewrite of Mezzo continues to use the lightweight and endlessly configurable FVWM window manager but replaces our previous Mozilla based desktop with a whole new system written with Perl and Gtk2::Webkit along with a local httpd provided by mongoose.
Note: This is in no way a stable release and should not be considered stable, safe, or secure for everyday use.
This preview release features:
PCManFM file manager
LXAppearance for Gtk2 theme configuration