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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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