1.9.0-alpha1 Pre-release: MYSTERY RELEASE 2K14

It's that time again! Stefan is off this week testing mountain robustness, so I've been pressed into service as the temporary pre-release release manager for this pre-release release.

What's New In This Release

  • Flaming text
  • Bug fixes?
  • Some other stuff!

You may notice that this section isn't super detailed; the release notes haven't been written/generated yet, so I have only a vague idea of what's going on. Hopefully this will get expanded, but until then I am dubbing this MYSTERY RELEASE 2K14!


Emotion Generic Players312ab49b4a41991ec6b6dc5074a99365c563c9cab38a3fae3abbeedf20b4c16b
Evas Generic Loadersd16fd4dd7f094fc0913a962342c19c554b9f3c3f019bcf8aad741115eda15d34

But wait, there's more! Download now and also gain access to this limited edition snapshot of E19! See the crashes, the stutters, the effects, and experience once again the majesty and nostalgia of pre-alpha Enlightenment!

Enlightenment DR 0.19 "Desktop Annihilator" Pre-alpha snapshot1837450f4e78b02eaf01cc1607bb7e96ae51c765b4c52496d34d6dc39bff546e

Disclaimer: Enlightenment developers cannot be responsible for any successes which occur during testing of E19.

Building and Dependencies

If you have an existing EFL or Elementary install, you may wish to delete its header files and libraries before compiling and installing to avoid possible conflicts during compilation. If you are compiling the above, please compile them in the following order:

  1. efl
  2. elementary
  3. emotion_generic_players
  4. evas_generic_loaders

Please refer to the respective README files in each release for a full list of dependencies, explanations on configure flags and other relevant information (Just scroll down to see the README already displayed nicely).

Recommended dependencies are for all of the above are:

  • bullet
  • libpng
  • libjpeg
  • gstreamer (0.10) (ensure you have all the gstreamer codecs you need/want)
  • zlib
  • lua (5.1 or 5.2)
  • libtiff
  • openssl
  • curl
  • dbus
  • libc
  • fontconfig
  • freetype2
  • fribidi
  • libpulse
  • libsndfile
  • libx11
  • libxau
  • libxcomposite
  • libxdamage
  • libxdmcp
  • libxext
  • libxfixes
  • libxinerama
  • libxrandr
  • libxrender
  • libxss
  • libxtst
  • libxcursor
  • libxp
  • libxi (2.2 or newer)
  • libgl (opengl/glx or opengl-es2/egl)
  • giflib
  • util-linux (limbount + libblkid)
  • systemd / libudev
  • harfbuzz
  • systemd
  • libwebp
  • vlc (libvlc)
  • poppler
  • libraw
  • libspectre
  • librsvg

It is suggested you add the following options when building EFL to get a better experience:

--enable-xinput22 \
--enable-multisense \
--enable-systemd \
--enable-image-loader-webp \

On linux to get framebuffer support you may want to also do:


If you want wayland support also add:


At runtime if you want thumbnailing for DOC/PPT/XLS etc. files also provide: