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Another Enlightenment E17 Alpha Already Tips Up

Desktop

Published on 30 November 2012 12:12 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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The rapid releases of Enlightenment E17 Alpha continue. Just two days after E17 Alpha 6, there is now a seventh alpha release with less than one month to go until the official E17 1.0 release.

While just under development for two days, E17 Alpha 7 changes are extensive and consist of:

- Translation updates
- DND operations in the filemanager now crash less often
- Notification gadget euthanized: too buggy to live
- Gadget for fileman_opinfo shows a red light when its window wants attention
- Birthday module added (Happy birthday raster!)
- Extremely large menus no longer align improperly
- Gadget popups once again position themselves correctly for left/top shelves
- Desktop gadgets no longer cause a crash when rotating a monitor
- Shelf autohide no longer causes a crash when triggered during a monitor rotation
- RandR dialog now reopens when left open during an E restart
- System action dialogs have had various text improvements
- Filemanager windows no longer unset custom border styles
- Tories rejoice, the UK flag in the first-run wizard now displays correctly
- List items will be more often deselected as intended in some cases
- Shelves may now show slightly later after startup to avoid resizing their canvases
- DND operations on desktop gadgets are less likely to show an ugly icon while dragging
- Several memory leaks plugged
- A number of desktop gadget DND-related crashes fixed
- Connman network list is now larger and refreshes more regularly
- Birthday module removed
- Mixer module no longer sometimes causes magic failures on shutdown
- Application menus now update themselves when the corresponding menu file is changed
- Mixer module no longer sets volume to zero on first load
- Various small dialog text improvements
- First-run wizard now runs shutdown routines for its pages
- First-run wizard's first page no longer accidentally the whole second page
- First-run wizard is now less likely to skip pages at random
- First-run wizard no longer shows the same page repeatedly in some cases
- [THEME] Temperature module
- [THEME] Backlight gadget
- [THEME] Mixer module
- [THEME] First-run wizard button no longer animates on click when disabled

More details at Enlightenment.org. After more than one decade in development, E17 will be released on 21 December.

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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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