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    Phoronix: Enlightenment E18 Alpha Release Is Imminent

    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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTUwMzY

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Enlightenment E18 Alpha Release Is Imminent

    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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTUwMzY
    EFL is about to hit alpha.


    E18 is not far away but i don't think anyone knows the date for it yet. Even for an alpha. And it is still missing some really basic stuff that probably won't go in it either.

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    • #3
      Glad to see E18 wasn't another E17

      In all seriousness though, congratulations to the Enlightenment developers. I'm a KDE fan, but Enlightenment always had a place in my heart
      All opinions are my own not those of my employer if you know who they are.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ericg View Post
        Glad to see E18 wasn't another E17

        In all seriousness though, congratulations to the Enlightenment developers. I'm a KDE fan, but Enlightenment always had a place in my heart
        hehe
        people forget it is enlightenment version 0.17, not E version 17

        e18 is nice but it forces compositing, so il stick to e17 until things around wayland settle down

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gens View Post
          e18 is nice but it forces compositing, so il stick to e17 until things around wayland settle down
          If you have a problem with forced compositing, then Wayland is not for you at all, since it assumes compositing, AFAIR.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gens View Post
            hehe
            people forget it is enlightenment version 0.17, not E version 17

            e18 is nice but it forces compositing, so il stick to e17 until things around wayland settle down
            They said that e19 (that can use pure wayland) will take less time but knowing E devs this might mean 40 years

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mrugiero View Post
              If you have a problem with forced compositing, then Wayland is not for you at all, since it assumes compositing, AFAIR.
              As far as I remember... Full screen apps can request not to be double buffered (bypass compositing). But normal usage does require compositing just to help ensure no tearing and no stuttering
              All opinions are my own not those of my employer if you know who they are.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                As far as I remember... Full screen apps can request not to be double buffered (bypass compositing). But normal usage does require compositing just to help ensure no tearing and no stuttering
                Of course, full screen apps get to bypass compositing (well, it depends on the compositor implementing it, AFAIK). I thought you were referring to the desktop using composition, not that it keeps compositing when running full screen apps.

                EDIT: Anyway, it was not you before. I'm really distracted.

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                • #9
                  Interesting news but ...

                  I am still waiting to hear wtf Project Burrito was or is.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mrugiero View Post
                    If you have a problem with forced compositing, then Wayland is not for you at all, since it assumes compositing, AFAIR.
                    compositing under X requires copying things around in memory, so it's cpu consuming and makes delays

                    compositing under wayland from what i understand is done direct thru DRI
                    so it should be really fast, maybe even faster then no compositing under X (as X does final drawing on the cpu)

                    i'l turn off the bling anyway as a personal preference


                    @ Ericg

                    wayland is different in that its clients always render directly (over DRI)
                    the real task of "compositing" is done by gpu drivers, wayland compositor just tells them where to put things

                    under X e18 fullscreen uses DRI
                    just like other compositing DE's


                    i also thought wayland will be bad 'cuz todays compositing is bad

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