Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.0 Hit Beta
At long last, the EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries) have reached a beta status for their version 1.0 release. Among the libraries hitting this beta status are Eina, Eet, Evas, Ecore, Embryo, Edje, E_Dbus, Efreet, and Eeze. New snapshots are also available for Enlightenment and Elementary.
The release announcement at Enlightenment.org isn't too descriptive, but the news e-mail we received is, so it's included below.
These libraries were created after E16 to help with E17, the goal was to build infrastructure to aid development of rich graphical user interfaces that would be both fast and easy to use. They went through major rewrites over these past 10 years, but they have settled nicely over the past and now feel ready to be released. The libraries were quite stable, but by stamping 1.0 in them the developers are committing to API and ABI stability, encouraging them to be used abroad.
Some related news that might be of interest is Enlightenment being used on the Ubuntu Netbook ARM port, an XBMC alternative using EFL, and Samsung sponsoring Enlightenment's development.
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