Enlightenment DR 0.18 RC1

As many have noted, there’s been a considerable amount of mailing list neckbearding going on regarding releases. In the midst of all this, Stefan Schmidt, successfully executed a point release for EFL, which features a number of important fixes. Or maybe it fixes a number of important features? Tough call, maybe I’ll call my buddy who knows a few things about fixes and features.


Aside from doing a great job, he also followed through on a small task from me: putting out the E18 RC1 tarball. I figured it might be a good idea to put these releases out together, and here we have them.


Some changes since the last release:

  • Option for toggling startup splash screen is back (Settings->Theme)
  • Theme setting works again
  • Winlist no longer sometimes gets stuck on the last item
  • suid wrapper now clears out most environment variables (@raster)
  • Pulseaudio now starts automatically from mixer
    • unless option for disabling it is set (@jeyzu)
  • Menus no longer crash in hard-to-trigger cases when opening against screen edges
  • Fixes for input on borderless maximized windows
  • DND operations no longer sometimes permanently block mouse input after
  • Filemanager desktop view no longer hardcoded to “custom”
  • Enable filemanager icon selections that start between icons
  • NoDisplay .desktop files are no longer displayed by Everything launcher
  • Filemanager toolbars can no longer be changed
  • ChangeLog/NEWS files updated
  • Fixed gadget dragging on non-primary screen shelves
  • Fixed gadget dragging on shelves to not randomly reorder gadgets
  • Menu DND operations are now functional again
  • Compositor render grab now disabled by default
  • Filemanager popup geometry improved when triggering in windows
  • Backlight levels are now saved after action use
  • Physics module removed

With regard to the physics module, I wrote this last year mainly to see if it was possible. It was. I’m not sure why I put it in core at that time, but I did. Since then, it hasn’t been touched aside from updating it to newer Ephysics API. I’ve moved it to a separate repo on git in the event that I or someone else wants to pick it up at some point.


Anyway, RC1 is out! I don’t have any more bugs that I’m targeting for this release, so unless I get some showstoppers I might be unleashing this monster pretty soon…

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4 thoughts on “Enlightenment DR 0.18 RC1

  1. Here’s an annoying one:

    Shading a window leaves the desktop irresponsive to clicks. Unshading a window breaks mouse interaction with it. Swapping onto another virtual desktop fixes it. The window remains focused, and it responds to keypresses, it’s just not receiving mouse clicks.

    efl 1.8.2, elementary 1.8.1, enlightenment 0.18.0-rc1

    This is with pointer focus, and “focus last window on lost focus” unticked.

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