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Enlightenment E17 Alpha 6 Packs Many Changes

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Published on 28 November 2012 11:12 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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It's time yet again for another Enlightenment E17 Alpha release. It's only been four days since E17 Alpha 5 but there is now already E17 Alpha 6 with a huge number of changes.

The changes in E17 Alpha 6 ahead of next month's long-awaited release for E17 include:

- Translation updates
- AMD K10 temperature sensor support on OpenBSD
- Video file previews will now stutter less and respect tooltip boundaries more
- Battery module now crashes less on OpenBSD
- Icon resizing is now smoother
- Gadget menus can no longer cause crashes when the gadget is deleted
- Fileselector once again allows selection from directory previews
- Filemanager DND can no longer interfere with gadget DND to cause crashes
- Improved support for XDG_DESKTOP_DIR
- Filemanager no longer restores non-default desktop paths when desktop navigation mode is disabled
- Improvements/fixes to lost window warping behavior
- New ibar sources now copy from default source
- Right clicking on any part of a desktop gadget is now sufficient to disable move/resize
- Filemanager maximum thumbnail size config slider now more granular
- Module config dialog now updates when module states are externally toggled
- Connman wizard page now shows regardless of connman support, also disables connman module if support disabled
- First-run wizard now correctly updates after language changes
- First-run wizard button now reads "Please Wait" when it is disabled
- First-run wizard now has a page to (not) add a taskbar to the default shelf
- First-run wizard now unsets winlist pointer warping when "click" focus model is chosen
- First-run wizard now performs a more accurate wait when building XDG cache
- Edge bindings dialog can no longer crash when closed before its grab dialog
- Edge bindings dialog no longer allows blank bindings to be added
- Keybindings dialog no longer adds non-default ctrl+shift bindings when restoring default bindings
- Gadget popups will no longer sometimes obscure the source gadget if triggered on an offscreen gadget
- "Show Calendar" action renamed to "Toggle Calendar"
- Fileman Operations module now uses same infos as filemanager
- Password mode toggling in entry now works more effectively
- [THEME] Desktop gadget
- [THEME] RandR dialog
- [THEME] Notification module
- [THEME] Pixel borders fixed
- [THEME] Pixel borders allow drag resizing
- [THEME] Cpufreq gadget
- [THEME] Analog clock

More details at Enlightenment.org.

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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