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  • Enlightenment E17 Alpha 8: "It's A Good One"

    Phoronix: Enlightenment E17 Alpha 8: "It's A Good One"

    While it took twelve years to see its first alpha release, the Enlightenment E17 window manager is now certainly living up to the "release early, release often" philosophy. Alpha releases are being tagged every few days -- we're now up to three E17 alphas in the past week...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI0Mjc

  • #2
    just what linux needs

    another gay DE

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
      just what linux needs

      another gay DE
      Interesting, care to share details? Technically it looks really promising, from what i can gather with a quick glimpse of their documentation.
      Last edited by varikonniemi; 12-05-2012, 04:30 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
        just what linux needs

        another gay DE
        Weird. I 've been testing it and haven noticed any homoerotic behavior.

        It has some rough corners here and there though but we are still in Alpha. Overall its pretty nice.

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        • #5
          E17 needs more love, the lack of applications is frustrating, but the EFL libraries seems to be very powerful and lightweight. For example, the terminal "Terminology" (http://www.enlightenment.org/p.php?p=about/terminology) is usable and very beautiful, and have been developed since July, 2012.

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          • #6
            Wow, Terminology looks really nice! The only feature I still miss would be text shadows to make the font more readable on e.g. transparent backgrounds. I use e17 already every day but I'm excited for the release because then they will probably start e18 which will be based on elementary and take full advantage of compositing and not just have it as an module.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Maxjen View Post
              Wow, Terminology looks really nice! The only feature I still miss would be text shadows to make the font more readable on e.g. transparent backgrounds. I use e17 already every day but I'm excited for the release because then they will probably start e18 which will be based on elementary and take full advantage of compositing and not just have it as an module.
              There are a lot of things to be done and will be a blessing if devs start to take notice and start using EFL as a toolkit to make apps. E17 needs (or deserves) native apps. As for compositing native Wayland compositor is in the "plans" but i believe once the protocol is ready E will be able to run on it.

              BTW is there a way to make Everything search in all the files?? And is there a way to make the screen lock when it blanks??

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                just what linux needs

                another gay DE
                As in happy?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                  There are a lot of things to be done and will be a blessing if devs start to take notice and start using EFL as a toolkit to make apps. E17 needs (or deserves) native apps.
                  I agree it would be awesome to have native apps like a good filemanager or a simple text editor.

                  Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                  As for compositing native Wayland compositor is in the "plans" but i believe once the protocol is ready E will be able to run on it.
                  I have no doubt that E will run on Wayland. What is more exciting to me are the features they will come up with because right now compositing is just an addon and all it does are little things like transparency or shadows. I am sure E18 will do much more.

                  Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                  BTW is there a way to make Everything search in all the files?? And is there a way to make the screen lock when it blanks??
                  Sorry, I have no idea.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Maxjen View Post
                    I agree it would be awesome to have native apps like a good filemanager or a simple text editor.
                    EFM works rather well. Some glitches and features missing here and there but i believe once more people start to use enlightenment it will mature. I agree on the text editor.

                    E17 runs on WL. The WL people -or anyone that knows how- have to add some stuff to the protocol so its OK for full featured DEs. And we need Xwayland for the apps that don't run natively. Its coming
                    Last edited by 89c51; 12-06-2012, 02:07 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Otamay View Post
                      E17 needs more love, the lack of applications is frustrating, but the EFL libraries seems to be very powerful and lightweight. For example, the terminal "Terminology" (http://www.enlightenment.org/p.php?p=about/terminology) is usable and very beautiful, and have been developed since July, 2012.
                      There is not a single picture on that page, only Youtube embeds. This is _not_ how you do a free software page.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by curaga View Post
                        There is not a single picture on that page, only Youtube embeds. This is _not_ how you do a free software page.
                        What are you on about. It works brilliantly and showcases what Terminology can do.

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                        • #13
                          Yes, I have no idea what it looks like, I only see several "install flash" blocks.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by curaga View Post
                            Yes, I have no idea what it looks like, I only see several "install flash" blocks.
                            Works perfectly in FF without flash. .webm FTW.


                            (don't tell me that you still haven't enabled html5 video on your browser )

                            Also E17 BETA release today.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                              (don't tell me that you still haven't enabled html5 video on your browser )
                              Nothing's changed there.

                              My point was not about the videos' format, but about the fact there are only videos. It's bad form to do that and not post even one screenshot.

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