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Enlightenment E19 Going Into Feature Freeze Soon

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Published on 31 January 2014 04:38 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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The Enlightenment E19 feature freeze will happen at the end of February.

After E19's feature development has been going on for six months, at the end of February is when E19 will go into feature freeze, Michael Blumenkrantz announced today as the E19 release manager.

On 28 February is when the E19 feature freeze is happening. Blumenkrantz says, "there is currently no set date or estimated date for E19. My only goal with regard to time is to release before July 2023, though I may be forced to delay until September 2026 depending on celestial alignments." In reality though, E19 will probably be released before the end of the calendar year -- just as E17 and E18 have seen December debuts the past two years.

More details on the branching plans can be found via this blog post and the mailing list announcement.

E19 features a compositor rewrite, improved Wayland support, and other features.

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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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