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Enlightenment 0.17 Release Is Just Days Away

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Published on 22 October 2012 05:04 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The long-awaited release of Enlightenment 0.17 is expected to happen within the next two weeks.

EFL 1.7.1 was released this weekend as the latest stable update to the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries. "This release is bug fix only of our 1.7 branches. As we will base Enlightenment 17 release on the 1.7 branches, we strongly encourage packager to package this branch and report any issue."

Components being released as v1.7.1 included Eina, Eet, Evas, Ecore, Embryo, Edje, Efreet, E_dbus, Eeze, Expedite, Evas Generic Loaders, Eio, Emotion, Ethumb, Elementary, and Evil.

The other interesting part of the release announcement was: " We'd also like to take the opportunity to point out that in November we will have our first ever EFL Developer Day. It is a co-located event as part of Linuxcon Europe. Please come along and take the time to meet the developers and other users. We also hope to have released Enlightenment 0.17 by then."

The EFL Developer Day is happening on the 5th of November in Spain, two weeks from today. The interesting part of their last statement is that they hope to have Enlightenment 0.17 released by that day in early November.

We have known for months that the long in-development Enlightenment E17 release was approaching and it now had a release manager, but the actual release plans were a secret. There have been many E17 snapshots up to this point but it looks like the final release of this window manager will come about in a matter of days.

The first version of Enlightenment was released by Carsten Haitzler in 1997 while this "E17" release has been in development since 2000, yes, 12 years ago. It will be interesting to see how many years it takes to reach E18, or rather if X12 will come about prior to an Enlightenment E18 release.

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