Contributed by johan on from the fancy-windowmanager-is-fancy dept.
On Tuesday I enabled Enlightenment DR17, so users of -current can now enjoy eye candy desktop on OpenBSD too. Packages should be available when the next snapshot is updated. It all started a long time ago, when I tried to port e17 but failed due to lack of %a support in our printf(3).
A couple of months later on IRC David Gwynne (dlg@) expressed an interest in a good e17 port. He had started a port but it did not compile or run at that time. My port depended on libtrio to provide the missing library calls but some stuff did not compile cleanly and it contained a lot of crud and hacks.And thank you Laurent for sharing this with us!
dlg then proceeded to set-up a SVN server where we started working. Most of the initial work was done by dlg and me, then Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse (jasper@) and Bernd Ahlers (bernd@) proceeded to show us how bad we were at porting. Many, many commits later the port got banged into shape. It also got updated frequently. As some of you might know e17 is a fast moving target so i take snapshots when fixes and updates get in. e17 gets more stable and feature rich by the day.
On December 1st I took a plane to attend OpenCON. I was off line for a while but I was pleasantly surprised when I reached the conference to see e17 committed.
"How can you help?" you ask. Donations to the OpenBSD project are always welcome, and when you are low on money you can test, test and test some more.
When you run into a bug or the white screen of death, go to another text console (f. ex. Ctrl+Alt+F1).
Then send me the output and the steps required to reproduce the bug.# ps -auwx | grep enlightenment # gdb enlightenment $PID # type bt
More information can be found at the enlightenment wiki.
Expect an update as soon as most of our patches have been merged upstream (even if they have not acknowledged it) with some more goodies from enlightenment land.
Last but not least the list of people, developers and users who helped this get into shape and test it on different archs, is way too long to mention but thank you all.
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