Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Tue 15th Feb 2011 22:57 UTC
General Development Enlightenment version 16 was one of most configurable window managers back in late nineties (and still is). For the next version however Rasterman and friends decided to create a complete desktop shell instead of just a simple window manager. Enlighenment version 17 is therefore based on a set of graphical libraries which can used for other applications as well. But do we need another set of libraries when QT and GTK+ are already mature and stable? Depending on your needs, you might find that using the Enlightenment libraries is truly an enlightening experience!
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RE: Questionable statement
by Radio on Wed 16th Feb 2011 08:03 UTC in reply to "Questionable statement"
Radio
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2009-06-20

Do GTK+ and Qt require hardware acceleration?
No, except if you want some effects (3D/fast scrolling/physics). EFL provides those effects without hardware acceleration.

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RE[2]: Questionable statement
by Hypnos on Wed 16th Feb 2011 08:21 in reply to "RE: Questionable statement"
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2008-11-19

Yeah, but wouldn't providing those effects without hardware acceleration kill your battery life, which was a main selling point of EFL?

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RE[3]: Questionable statement
by Radio on Wed 16th Feb 2011 09:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Questionable statement"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

I don't know (evaluating the energetic cost of code is difficult: what architecture, how you compile, what you enable and disable, etc.). Mobile devices ship more and more with powerful GPUs, anyway, nowadays; it is just more efficient. But if you just can't have a (good) GPU, EFL offers a way to still get what you want.

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