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Enlightenment 0.17 (E17) Reaches Alpha State

Desktop

Published on 05 November 2012 12:51 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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An alpha release of Enlightenment's E17 window manager was released today after one decade in development.

For kicking off LinuxCon Europe, as a release was expected, the Enlightenment developers put out a 0.17 alpha release.
At the EFL Dev Day during a talk by Jorge "turran" Zapata, decisions were made. These decisions resulted in actions which ended up breaking my gmail (no joke), possibly foreshadowing the breaking of the world later on. This is the announcement for the ALPHA release of Enlightenment DR 0.17. E17 is a desktop environment that's been under development for a couple years, and it's finally at the point where we're happy enough with it to do an alpha release. Conveniently, this comes mere hours before I will be giving a presentation at LinuxCon wherein I will announce the release schedule for E17.
The new release is available from Enlightenment.org. An official E17 release will likely be out in the near future; stay tuned for the LinuxCon session notes.

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