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Efl And Elementary 1.17 Release Announcement

Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.17 and Friends are Out

After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of
version 1.17 of the EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic
Players. In these 3 months we got over 1000 commits from 74 authors in EFL alone.
Around 300 more compared to the last release. Elementary has another
265 commits by 50 authors. Great job everyone! Some highlights are listed below.

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elementary-1.17.0.tar.gz0004a3038968073f3e7599294933fab72226162d0436dce35d9ec4d3b0478267
emotion_generic_players-1.17.0.tar.gz120bc5577811b5d4f7793904d213b82276ea0ff652095b59f1cb5b0f04b09644
evas_generic_loaders-1.17.0.tar.gzbe46c1619677dd6d1947a3db6eeaa9b8099f0e1684d72c4182304536bdb1e3dd

What's New

Even if we had only three months a lot has happened during the 1.17 release cycle.
We only cover some highlights here. For the full list please look at the NEWS files
if you are interested in the details. As usual we have been working on fixing bugs,
optimising our code for speed and memory footprint and adding new features.

Wayland / DRM

New APIs for keymap cache and left-handed mouse have been added in
ecore_wayland while a new wayland module helped to fix some bugs with
window sizing problems we have seen.

Evas

The biggest changes in Evas have been adding support for hyphenation
wrap style and the addition of a TBM (Tizen Buffer Management) surface in
the Evas engine.

Eina

Many of the changes in Eina during this release are towards better support of
vector graphics coming in form of our Ector library. They include eina_bezier,
eina_vector, eina_matrix and eina_quaternion updates.
Additonally we added APIs for base64 encode and decode functionality.

Edje

New support for size_class as well as text_class syntax have been added and
we can now embed TGV files directly into an edje file.

Bindings

JavaScript Eolian binding have been added as a first step towards JavaScript
bindings for the EFL.

Elementary

Elementary features a new combobox widget in this release and the wayland
support was ported to use the new ecore_wayland2 APIs from the EFL. Smaller
changes include the use of new text and size classes in various widgets and the
ability to save to another hidden profile. The ATSPI support gained support for
key modifers in bridge.

Portability (Win32, MacOSX)

This release we added clipboard and X11 shaped cursors support for
Win32 as well as system cursor support for Cocoa. More Cocoa support
is pending for the next release.


Statistics

EFL

(git log --pretty=oneline v1.16.0..v1.17.0 | wc -l)
Number of commits: 1026

(git shortlog -ns v1.16.0..v1.17.0 | wc -l)
Number of authors: 74

(git diff --stat v1.16.0..v1.17.0 | tail -1)
930 files changed, 112975 insertions(+), 64377 deletions(-)

Elementary

(git log --pretty=oneline v1.16.0..v1.17.0 | wc -l)
Number of commits: 265

(git shortlog -ns v1.16.0..v1.17.0 | wc -l)
Number of authors: 50

(git diff --stat v1.16.0..v1.17.0 | tail -1)
255 files changed, 11188 insertions(+), 2589 deletions(-)


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:

efl
elementary
emotion_generic_players
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 (1.x) (ensure you have all the gstreamer codecs you need/want.)
zlib
luajit (optional 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 the EFL to get a better experience:
--enable-xinput22 \
--enable-multisense \
--enable-systemd \
--enable-image-loader-webp \
--enable-harfbuzz

On linux to get framebuffer support you may want to also do:
--enable-fb
--disable-tslib

If you want wayland support also add:
--enable-wayland

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

Written by stefan_schmidt on Feb 2 2016, 3:21 AM.
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