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Enlightenment E17 Goes Into Beta

Free Software

Published on 07 December 2012 12:37 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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After pushing out eight alpha releases in a feverish pace, Enlightenment E17 is now into a beta state after being in active development for the past decade.

The E17 Beta announcement was made today via Enlightenment.org. Key changes over Alpha 8 from three days ago include:

- Translation updates
- Solaris build fixes
- Improved performance during secure deletion
- Various small memory leaks plugged
- Keyboard config now supports "evdev" as a model
- Pointer slide once again properly sets focus
- Various config dialogs once again resizable
- Icons no longer disappear after dragging them into external applications
- Navigate menu slightly reorganized, now also navigates relative to clicked icons
- Double clicking icons in filemanager with single click activation enabled no longer performs two opens
- Shelf autohide now functions properly in multi-monitor environments
- Shelf autohide more accurate when moving mouse from shelf into external application
- Resizing from bottom border now functional on applications which set aspect ratio (mplayer)
- Pager no longer sometimes loses windows with default theme
- Pager once again works as a desktop gadget with default theme
- Tiling module improvements when using Show Desktop action
- Xmodmap/Xresources/Xdefaults now loaded on restarts
- Fullscreening a maximized window no longer causes window's previous geometry to be lost
- Mixer much more reliable when using pulseaudio
- Various fds will no longer be passed to child processes
- Quickaccess module no longer crashes on windows which have no ICCCM name/class set
- Quickaccess module now functions correctly with windows which do not accept focus
- Illume no longer breaks executable tracking
- Wizard no longer hangs on first-run if efreet is not detected
- Systray icons now scale with shelf size
- [THEME] Illume
- [THEME] Temperature gadget text now readable

The official release of E17 is expected on 21 December, the same day as the expected Phoronix New York City meet-up.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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