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EFL 1.9 Supports X Present Extension, New Filters

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Published on 25 February 2014 12:55 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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We now have a more concise view of the features and improvements to be found in the upcoming 1.9 releases of Enlightenment's core libraries.

The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) and related underlying code to the Enlightenment project is preparing for its 1.9 release. Later in the year for end-users we will likely then see the Enlightenment E19 release.

For those curious about the changes coming to the core libraries of Enlightenment with the 1.9 release, there's finally a NEWS file conveniently listing all of the major changes.

The news file with all of the 1.9 changes can be viewed via Git while some of the highlights include:

- Ecore supporting the X.org X Present Extension found in X.Org Server 1.15.

- Evas filters has a small utility for taking screenshots.

- Ecore_evas now handles managing the rotation of windows by the window manager.

- Evas has support for a number of new filters along with advanced text effects.

- Edje uses Lua's JIT engine by default.

- Emotion has been ported to the GStreamer 1.0 APIs.

- Ecore_Avahi has been committed.

- Many other improvements throughout these low-level Enlightenment components.

- Many bug-fixes.

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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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