E18 has been in development for nearly one year
since the long-awaited Enlightenment E17 release last December. Now it appears that the alpha release of E18 is about ready.
While it took a decade for E17 to bake, we've been expecting E18 to come about one year later
and it's looking like it should happen.
Enlightenment E18 advances the Wayland support
to ultimately provide full Wayland support
but it won't be until E19 where Enlightenment can act as a Wayland compositor
There were E18 Wayland changes in September
as the last time I wrote about the release, but now the E18 Alpha release is being prepared. Enlightenment's Elementary was just prepared for an Alpha 1 release
and the Enlightenment requirements were bumped
for requiring EFL 1.8 for this upcoming release.
Among recent Enlightenment work has been lots of bug-fixing, shaped window mouse input, UDisks 2 support, compositor integration improvements, canvas merging. and new forms of eye candy.