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Efl And Elementary 1 12 Release Announcement
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EFL 1.12 is Out

After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of version 1.12 of EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic Players.
Some highlights are listed below.

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What's New

Even if we had only three months a lot has happened during the 1.12 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,
optimizing our code for speed and memory footprint and adding new features.
Below we describe just some highlights and by no means provide a full list.

Documentation

Many documentation updates and improvements all over the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.

Elua

Almost correct lua bindings generation (major lualian updates). Implemented proper Eo Lua
bindings including method dispatch and property handling. Now generating eo.lua files at
EFL compile time, just like eo.c and eo.h (no Elementary yet). And numerous other improvements
in both the runtime and its supporting modules.

Eolian

Cleaned up Eolian library (database fill is now done at parse time for most part without
copying/duplication).
New Eolian library features

  • Builtin complex types
  • Implements section improvements
  • Type system improvements
  • Support for globals/constants
  • Expression evaluation
  • New constructor system
  • Numerous other enhancements

OpenGL changes

EFL 1.12 brings a lot of new features in its support of OpenGL application through the Evas GL API. In particular:

  • OpenGL-ES 1.1 contexts can now be created, this means that applications can now use the fixed pipeline GLES 1 APIs including most of 1.1 extensions.
  • EGL fence_sync, reusable_sync and wait_sync extensions support was added.
  • Direct rendering support has been improved by allowing alpha and canvas rotation.
  • New EGL-like functions: get current context, surface, error and query surface.

Please bear in mind that the support for these new features may be platform- or driver-dependent.

Wayland

  • Supported for IVI shell added
  • Updated XDG Shell support to version 4
  • New evas GL DRM engine added

Portability

  • OSX: Eina spinlock support
  • OSX: NSRunLoop integration
  • Win: strptime() in evil library

Coverity Issue Fixes

Many many coverity defects have been analyzed and fixed. Only 40 defects are left in EFL.

Statistics

EFL

(git log --pretty=oneline v1.11.0..v1.12.0 | wc -l)
Number of commits: 1144

(git shortlog -ns v1.11.0..v1.12.0 | wc -l)
Number of authors: 63

(git diff --stat v1.11.0..v1.12.0)
716 files changed, 50118 insertions(+), 17796 deletions(-)

(git shortlog -nse --grep CID v1.11.0..v1.12.0)

97  Carsten Haitzler <raster@rasterman.com>
12  Stefan Schmidt <stefan@datenfreihafen.org>
 9  Jean-Philippe ANDRÉ <jpeg@videolan.org>
 3  Daniel Kolesa <d.kolesa@samsung.com>
 2  Christopher Michael <devilhorns@comcast.net>

Elementary

(git log --pretty=oneline v1.11.0..v1.12.0 | wc -l)
Number of commits: 226

(git shortlog -ns v1.11.0..v1.12.0 | wc -l)
Number of authors: 41

(git diff --stat v1.11.0..v1.12.0)
357 files changed, 9475 insertions(+), 8146 deletions(-)

(git shortlog -nse --grep CID v1.11.0..v1.12.0)
Nothing

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).

EFL
Elementary
Emotion Generic Players
Evas Generic Loaders
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 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

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Last Edited
Nov 14 2014, 1:33 AM
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