[SM-Commit] PERFORCE change 77759 by Eric Sandall for review
Perforce Review Daemon
p4review at smee.org
Thu Apr 13 16:50:05 EDT 2006
Change 77759 by eric_sandall at sandalle-moby on 2006/04/13 21:45:16
* Missing text to test
Affected files ...
... //sgl/grimoires/test/e/enlightenment/DETAILS#11 integrate
==== //sgl/grimoires/test/e/enlightenment/DETAILS#11 (xtext) ====
@@ -4,6 +4,59 @@
+ SHORT='Fast, configurable, and the future of window managers'
cat << EOF
+Enlightenment Window Manager
+* Version 0.16 of the Enlightenment window manager was released in 2000, along
+with its dependencies Imlib and Fnlib, and remains in heavy usage today. While
+rumors of its death still circulate, DR16.6 was release on Nov 2nd, 2003, and
+it remains in development today with a long life still ahead of it. DR16 has
+been the choice of power users and artists due to its low overhead, highly
+graphical, widely theme-able, extremely configurable, yet unobtrusive interface.
+Nearly all functions of the window manager can be handled without mouse input,
+including application launching via e16keyedit. It also remains highly portable,
+with ports avalible for Linux on all platforms, FreeBSD, IRIX, Solaris X86 and
+Sparc, HP-UX, AIX, OS/2, and more.
+* Imlib has lived a long life, still in heavy usage today, as one of the most
+popular image manipulation and rendering libs available. Its development was
+taken over by the GNOME project and used as GNOMEs rendering engine until it
+was replaced with GdkPixbuf in GNOME 2.0. It's popularity surpasses just
+development in C thanks to bindings for several scripting languages including
+PERL, Python, and Ruby.
+Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
+* In developing DR17 it was made clear that we needed an entirely new set of
+libraries and tools. Raster had a bold vision of what was possible and where he
+wanted the next release to go, starting with Imlib2 and EVAS, and eventually
+growing into new libraries largely based on or around EVAS. It became clear
+that the usefulness of these libraries and tools went far beyond the DR17
+release itself, just as Imlib did in DR16. Thus the collective library back-end
+of DR17 was given the independent title: the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries,
+or EFL for short.
+* The EFL contains solutions for almost any graphical interface task, far
+beyond just rendering images. EVAS provides a highly optimized canvas library.
+Ecore provides a simple and modular abstraction interface and advanced event
+management including timers. Etox provides a complex text layout library
+complete with theme-able text stylization capabilities (previously Estyle). EDB
+provides a compact database format for intuitive and easy configuration
+management, including the storing of binaries. EET provides an integrated and
+flexible container that ends the traditions of providing themes in tarballs.
+Edje provides a revolutionary library and tool set for completely abstracting
+application interfaces from their code, including a complex and flexible method
+of designing interfaces. EWL provides a complete widget library built on all
+the other components of the EFL. And more!
+* Development Release 17 of the Enlightenment window manager represents an
+evolution into the next generation of desktop environments: the desktop shell.
+DR17 will provide integration between files and your environment in a seamless
+manner while encompassing a graphically rich and flexible architecture. It will
+not compete with GNOME or KDE, but be a completely new way of visualizing your
+desktop, based around the EFL which was built from the ground up for this task.
+* Still in heavy development, several applications that will be part of the DR17
+release and examples of what is possible are already available in CVS, such as
+Entice, Entrance, Evidence, Erss, and Eplayer. The desktop shell itself is only
+a basic framework and not yet ready for CVS, but will be emerging into CVS
+during the course of this year. As the foundation of DR17, the EFL is currently
+the first and foremost priority for development.
More information about the SM-Commit