and welcome to the Aurora Desktop Environment homepage. This is a
simple web site intended to provide an overview to the project. Please
use the links at the top of the page to navigate the site. The related
sourceforge project site is available here.
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
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.
This project is hosted at Sourceforge, which is an excellent service
for open software developers like myself. Several links on the top of
this page are pointed to it's correspnding sourceforge-pages. Feel free
to use the forum as much as you want.
Aurora will be a vital part of a brand new Linux distribution. Good
looks and easy handling are the main goals. Cutting edge features such
as the init-ng, HAL and d-bus will combine speed with hardware
A never-before seen installation application will
really ease the installation process by giving the user the options to
install different identities, such as Server, Developer Platform or
Office Workstation instead of thousands of packages.
It will include
(planned features) a multimedia center with features such as music and
video playback and CD and DVD-burning along with communications
features such as the Mozilla Internet Suite and the Gaim Instant
Messenger, and the OpenOffice.org Office Suite.