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Evisum 0.5.0 Released

  • 2020-07-03 - by Alastair Poole

Hello!

Again with the downtime due to the pandemic, I've had some more time to work on Evisum. There was opportunity to completely restructure the source tree, as well as fix and improve on code for querying the various systems. There are some UI changes also. Everything in its own place (own window). Therefore, there is no restriction on access to available system and process information.

Highlights
  • Introduce a traditional application menu.
  • Add a CPU core viewer with rudimentary graphs.
  • Add filesystem querying API.
  • Support infinite sensors and batteries.
  • Take into account ZFS usage on FreeBSD systems.
  • Add documentation viewer in the process view.
  • Create a process window for proceses (split the UI out).
  • View per-thread core usage of process.
  • Support threads on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and DragonFlyBSD.
  • Process argument parsing refinements.
  • Code refactoring of process and thread query API.
  • Fix memory leaks.
  • UI alignments and improvements.
  • Massive rearrangement of the source tree.
  • Indicate process list sorting.
  • Fix swap calculation on macOS.
  • Fixes for non-Linux machines on aarch64.
  • Allow user to attach to a process (no more excuses users!!!).
  • Add an about window.
  • Bug fixes.
Screenshots

Evisum 0.5.0 on OpenBSD 6.7 (amd64)

Thoughts

As usual, hopefully you enjoy, and also I hope the work done will make improving the UI and adding features much easier for myself or anyone else interested.

Download

LINK SHA256
https://download.enlightenment.org/rel/apps/evisum/evisum-0.5.0.tar.xz 13199601aaedd036bf0421516c204d9f9853a8610615cadde482228e3eda6fb6

EFL 1.24.3 release

  • 2020-06-17 - by Stefan Schmidt

We are happy to release the third stable update for our 1.24.x series.

Fixes:

  • evas - csd and wl csd - fix alpha zeroing to avoid framespace junk
  • evas - genetic update regions smart merge - merge v adjacent regions
  • efreet - handle runtime relocation right with default XDG_DATA_DIRS
  • edje: fix animation memory leak.
  • canvas vg: fix dangling vector containers.
  • evas vg: clean up dangling instances
  • canvas vg: fix vector file data memory leak.
  • efl gfx_path: fix memory leak.
  • efl_ui_image: fixed elm_image_preload_disabled_set api is not working when it is called before file set
Download:
LINK SHA256
efl-1.24.3.tar.xz de95c6e673c170c1e21382918b122417c091c643e7dcaced89aa785529625c2a

Enlightenment DR 0.24.1 Release

  • 2020-05-31 - by Carsten Haitzler

 Sample cropped screenshot of Enlightenment

Hilights:

  • Optimized keymap response handling to not stall on startup
  • Fixed wayland frame request timestamp to be the 0 base same as others
  • Fix polkit auth handling when having to auth for non-user UID
  • Randr fix to move pointer on-screen if off screen after reconfigure
  • Fix non-systemd system suport for resume to not think it's suspended
  • Add delay to allow any pending frames to display before suspend
Download
LINK SHA256
Enlightenment DR 0.24.1 XZ aee2b6178c918d71ebe661129f4008d773e70e5784651dadbcf56eec0a6d4a09
Building and Dependencies
  1. libpam (Linux only)

Highly recommended to ensure proper functionality (though you can live without these):

  1. connman (For network configuration support)
  2. bluez5 (For bluetooth configuration and control)
  3. bc (For the evrything module calculator mode)
  4. pulseaudio (For proper audio device control and redirection)
  5. acpid (For systems with ACPI for lid events, AC/Battery plug in/out etc.)
  6. packagekit (For the built in system updates monitoring and updater)
  7. udisks2 (For removable storage mounting/unmounting)
  8. ddcutil (specifically libddcutil.so.2 for backlight control)
  9. gdb (If you want automatic backtraces on a crash in ~/.e-crashdump.txt - don't forget to build EFL and E with gdb debugging to make this useful)

Note: Enlightenment 0.24.1 depends on EFL v1.24.1 or newer.

EFL 1.24.2 release

  • 2020-05-25 - by Stefan Schmidt

Two weeks after 1.24.1 we are back with a new stable release. This collection provides some additional fixes for the 1.24.x series.

Fixes:

  • evas_vg_shape: return NULL in evas_vg_shape_add when the parent of shape is NULL
  • efl_ui_image: fix to call “clicked” smart callback when there is no img
  • ecore-x - ensure we fully look at all xkb events and refresh all binds
  • evas_vg_container: return NULL in evas_vg_container_add when the parent of container is NULL
  • build: ensure we set ENABLE_LUA_OLD when using a lua interpreter
Download:
LINK SHA256
efl-1.24.2.tar.xz e1f91dfe8b8171f182f474eb9cfb13d9176c21f1879983fb896e92f7e2ce7a70

Enlightenment DR 0.24.0 Release

  • 2020-05-17 - by Carsten Haitzler

 Sample cropped screenshot of Enlightenment

Hilights:

  • New and improved shot module with editor and cropper
  • Reduced number of setuid tools (merged many into single system tool)
  • External monitor backlight and brightness controls via (lib)ddctil
  • Improved resolution of EFM thumbnails to 256×256 by default
  • New and improved crash handling guru meditation
  • Restarts are now seamless with fade in and out and zero glitches
  • Wallpaper import generates multiple resolutions for better efficiency
  • Regularly malloc_trim if available to keep mem down
  • All restarts are now handled by enlightenment_start, not e itself
  • Enforce pointer lock to screen in X to stop pointer out-of-bounds
  • Pager plain is gone - use the regular “miniature preview” pager
  • Music control auto-runs your selected media player if not there
  • Handle exception for steam games to find the right desktop file
  • Polkit auth agent support as new core module - no extra daemons
  • Drop comp fast effects - Should be edje transition factor + theme tags
  • Easier config of specific desktop wallpaper straight from pager
  • Startup should be smoother with IO prefetch thread
  • New special blanking timeout for when locked that can be shorter
  • Bluez4 gone now as Bluez5 is done and working fine
  • Down to zero outstanding coverity issues
  • The usual batches of bug fixes and minor improvements
Download
LINK SHA256
Enlightenment DR 0.24.0 XZ e7bb0d6b2a9661bd0b2ca15c6bca20ec654a01aff8865f9f594efada3a1c0504
Building and Dependencies
  1. libpam (Linux only)

Highly recommended to ensure proper functionality (though you can live without these):

  1. connman (For network configuration support)
  2. bluez5 (For bluetooth configuration and control)
  3. bc (For the evrything module calculator mode)
  4. pulseaudio (For proper audio device control and redirection)
  5. acpid (For systems with ACPI for lid events, AC/Battery plug in/out etc.)
  6. packagekit (For the built in system updates monitoring and updater)
  7. udisks2 (For removable storage mounting/unmounting)
  8. ddcutil (specifically libddcutil.so.2 for backlight control)
  9. gdb (If you want automatic backtraces on a crash in ~/.e-crashdump.txt - don't forget to build EFL and E with gdb debugging to make this useful)

Note: Enlightenment 0.24.0 depends on EFL v1.24.1 or newer.

EFL 1.24.1 release

  • 2020-05-11 - by Stefan Schmidt

We collected and backport some fixes in are now ready to release the first stable update for the efl 1.24.x series.

Fixes:

  • edje - don't set font sizes less than 1
  • ecore_evas_x - fix maximize/unmaximize request corner case
  • ecore_evas: only define these eina errors once
  • exactness: remove no longer needed _evas_new()
  • exactness_player: do not test for delay_ms
  • evas + gl - fix callback-to-app-changes-state issue with pixel data
Download:
LINK SHA256
efl-1.24.1.tar.xz 67aafb53926426b245ba934e3a4adc2f465041b9c3cbcabfff8f914367f94bf7

Terminology 1.7.0 Release

  • 2020-05-10 - by Boris Faure
“The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.” ― Saint Francis de Sales

Quite a lot has been done during the early months of 2020 and Terminology 1.7.0 is complete. Work has mostly been on tabs and splits and how to interact with them. There are also some improvements and fixes, and improved translations as can be seen in the detailed change log below:

Additions
  • Terminology is packaged on the snapstore at https://snapcraft.io/terminology
  • Add THEME.md, a documentation file on theming Terminology
  • Drag tabs to reorder them
  • Dragging tabs outside the tab bar can be used to create new splits or tabs
  • Add Croatian translation
  • Handle escape code used to display terminal program and version
  • Set environment variables TERM_PROGRAM and TERM_PROGRAM_VERSION
Improvements
  • Memory accounting of the backlogs. Seen under the Behavior tab on the

Settings panel

  • Handle escape codes to stack titles
  • tyls: add icon for flac files
  • Update the mild-based themes to be on-par feature-wise with the default

theme

  • Tab selector shows background color
  • Controls panel is hidden when creating new tab or split
  • Enable Grouped Input from the Controls panel
  • Show special icon on tab when using Grouped Input
  • Add option to decide whether Grouped input goes to all tabs or only

visible ones

  • Improve email/links detection when surrounded with special characters
  • Remove link underline when the link disappears
  • Share translucent/opacity setting across all instances
  • Use a default icon of each tab on the Settings toolbar
  • Update French, German, Italian and Serbian translations
Removals
  • Removed video settings
Fixes
  • Handle invalid values on OSC escape codes
  • Better handle reads and writes on EINTR/EAGAIN
Download
LINK SHA256
Terminology 1.7.0 XZ 88f5bc6e5d10cce1e38447a4984be88943b3d7ecbe24a83d7d8c246ea6b00a87
In action

Some of those features can be seen on the video below:

Social Media

If you want to know more about what's going on with Terminology, follow us on twitter @_Terminology_

Enlightenment DR 0.24.0-beta1 Release

  • 2020-05-07 - by Carsten Haitzler

 Sample cropped screenshot of Enlightenment

Hilights:

  • New and improved shot module with editor and cropper
  • Reduced number of setuid tools (merged many into single system tool)
  • External monitor backlight and brightness controls via (lib)ddctil
  • Improved resolution of EFM thumbnails to 256×256 by default
  • New and improved crash handling guru meditation
  • Restarts are now seamless with fade in and out and zero glitches
  • Wallpaper import generates multiple resolutions for better efficiency
  • Regularly malloc_trim if available to keep mem down
  • All restarts are now handled by enlightenment_start, not e itself
  • Enforce pointer lock to screen in X to stop pointer out-of-bounds
  • Pager plain is gone - use the regular “miniature preview” pager
  • Music control auto-runs your selected media player if not there
  • Handle exception for steam games to find the right desktop file
  • Polkit auth agent support as new core module - no extra daemons
  • Drop comp fast effects - Should be edje transition factor + theme tags
  • Easier config of specific desktop wallpaper straight from pager
  • Startup should be smoother with IO prefetch thread
  • New special blanking timeout for when locked that can be shorter
  • Bluez4 gone now as Bluez5 is done and working fine
  • Down to zero outstanding coverity issues
  • The usual batches of bug fixes and minor improvements
Download
LINK SHA256
Enlightenment DR 0.24.0 XZ e514989bdde66e7481d368def5e95c92e4482dcb0f2b651d6cee457ddfddbc8b
Building and Dependencies
  1. libpam (Linux only)

Highly recommended to ensure proper functionality (though you can live without these):

  1. connman (For network configuration support)
  2. bluez5 (For bluetooth configuration and control)
  3. bc (For the evrything module calculator mode)
  4. pulseaudio (For proper audio device control and redirection)
  5. acpid (For systems with ACPI for lid events, AC/Battery plug in/out etc.)
  6. packagekit (For the built in system updates monitoring and updater)
  7. udisks2 (For removable storage mounting/unmounting)
  8. ddcutil (specifically libddcutil.so.2 for backlight control)
  9. gdb (If you want automatic backtraces on a crash in ~/.e-crashdump.txt - don't forget to build EFL and E with gdb debugging to make this useful)

Note: Enlightenment 0.24.0-beta1 depends on EFL v1.24.0 or newer.

Enlightenment DR 0.24.0-alpha1 Release

  • 2020-05-02 - by Carsten Haitzler

Hilights:

  • New and improved shot module with editor and cropper
  • Reduced number of setuid tools (merged many into single system tool)
  • External monitor backlight and brightness controls via (lib)ddctil
  • Improved resolution of EFM thumbnails to 256×256 by default
  • New and improved crash handling guru meditation
  • Restarts are now seamless with fade in and out and zero glitches
  • Wallpaper import generates multiple resolutions for better efficiency
  • Regularly malloc_trim if available to keep mem down
  • All restarts are now handled by enlightenment_start, not e itself
  • Enforce pointer lock to screen in X to stop pointer out-of-bounds
  • Pager plain is gone - use the regular “miniature preview” pager
  • Music control auto-runs your selected media player if not there
  • Handle exception for steam games to find the right desktop file
  • Polkit auth agent support as new core module - no extra daemons
  • Drop comp fast effects - Should be edje transition factor + theme tags
  • Easier config of specific desktop wallpaper straight from pager
  • Startup should be smoother with IO prefetch thread
  • New special blanking timeout for when locked that can be shorter
  • Bluez4 gone now as Bluez5 is done and working fine
  • Down to zero outstanding coverity issues
  • The usual batches of bug fixes and minor improvements
Download
LINK SHA256
Enlightenment DR 0.24.0 XZ aae4d22261736efd9b8fceae3d00f3ddd583b8711135f9f6f20d2b9c2e885ea4
Building and Dependencies
  1. libpam (Linux only)

Highly recommended to ensure proper functionality (though you can live without these):

  1. connman (For network configuration support)
  2. bluez5 (For bluetooth configuration and control)
  3. bc (For the evrything module calculator mode)
  4. pulseaudio (For proper audio device control and redirection)
  5. acpid (For systems with ACPI for lid events, AC/Battery plug in/out etc.)
  6. packagekit (For the built in system updates monitoring and updater)
  7. udisks2 (For removable storage mounting/unmounting)
  8. ddcutil (specifically libddcutil.so.2 for backlight control)
  9. gdb (If you want automatic backtraces on a crash in ~/.e-crashdump.txt - don't forget to build EFL and E with gdb debugging to make this useful)

Note: Enlightenment 0.24.0-alpha depends on EFL v1.24.0 or newer.

Edi 0.8.0 Release

  • 2020-04-30 - by Alastair Poole

During the EFL 1.24 development cycle some work was done to improve elm_code handling of large files. There is still a lot to do there in this next cycle.

Announcing Edi 0.8.0.

Features
  • C# syntax-highlighting and project support.
  • C# Wizard Templates.
  • UI rearrangement.
  • Internal icons.
  • Toolbar configurable.
  • Tab movement (dragging).
  • Tab bar mouse scrolling.
  • Support for EDI as standalone text editor.
  • Improved mime type handling.
  • Complete widget configuration in settings.
  • API additions and improvements.
  • Move all examples to meson.
Bug fixes
  • Debugging reliability.
  • SCM filepanel improvements.
  • Fix wizard reliability.
  • Search stability improvements.
  • Fixes and improvements for FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
  • Transparency fixes.
  • Many stability fixes.
  • Improvements to the EFL code widget.
  • Improve file save behaviour.
  • Fix welcome content black hole (Escape).
Screenshot

edi-08.jpg

Download

https://github.com/Enlightenment/edi/releases/download/v0.8.0/edi-0.8.0.tar.xz

As usual supporting Linux, macOS, FreeBSD (and derivatives) and OpenBSD.

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