The final version of this desktop environment could be available by the end of 2012
Enlightenment E17, a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 that provides all the necessary packages to run a desktop, has just reached the OMEGA 12 stage.The Enlightenment E17 desktop environment is getting closer to the final release and it will be the last development version before the stable one is made available, probably before the year's end.
This latest release has one of the heftiest changelogs so far and the developers are not pulling any punches. If they hope to get a stable version out the door soon, they have to fix most of the problems, as quickly as possible.
After the Enlightenment E17 desktop environment went through some pretty interesting stages, including Alpha, Beta, and Gamma, it was to be expected that the last version will be Omega. Onward to the chagelog.
Highlights of Enlightenment E17 OMEGA 12:
• Some compile fixes on non-linux platforms have been implemented;
• Restoring the default keybindings now restores all of the default keybindings;
• A number of potential buffer overflows and memory leaks have been fixed;
• The tiling module now handles maximization of windows more effectively;
• Clock gadgets now scale the date;
• Navigate menu's "Current Directory" now works correctly when activated on files and removable media;
• Filemanager no longer loses icons, which caused a DND operation failure;
• Starting with an invalid configuration is now much less likely to result in a complete failure;
• A number of issues which prevented various locales from functioning or detecting correctly have been fixed;
• Filemanager toolbars now store their position correctly.
A comprehensive list of changes and improvements can be found in the official announcement.
Download Enlightenment E17 OMEGA 12 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.