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A Native Enlightenment EFL Port To PlayStation 3

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Published on 16 September 2011 12:50 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) have been natively ported to the Sony PlayStation 3 console.

From the announcement, "This port comes as great news for the ps3 homebrew community which has been strugling with a complete lack of tools for easily developing application. With PSL1GHT (The unofficial PS3 SDK) and a port of the SDL as pretty much the only available libraries for the PS3, not much could be done without a huge waste of time in order to reimplement all the basic things. The initial port of the EFL was done in just a couple of days, where eina, eet, evas, ecore, embryo and edje were made available and a port of expedite and eskiss were successfully running on the PS3.The port was made using the SDL engine for evas, and while it worked, the performance wasn't great."

Still coming up for Enlightenment on the PlayStation 3 is hardware-accelerated rendering, full joystick support, support for the Move controller, full support of Elementary and widgets, and porting more games and applications to EFL on the Sony PS3.

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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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