Slashdotted

Code — November 29, 2004 @ 7:27 am

Well the news of E17 arriving in CVS unexpectedly made it to Slashdot last night. And someone made it a point to post a link to my screenshots page at the top of the comments. Poor web server suffered a thorough beating from the hordes of excited Slashdot nerds clicking through in excitement. Would have been at least half OK if there was actually an E17 screenshot available to view on there! In any case now that the dust has settled a little bit, I can now upload a real E17 Screenshot to the gallery…and perhaps even link to the video now – knock yourselves out.

But please, please, please, don’t go checking out E17 from CVS unless you intend to contribute code. The E team is stretched out and stressed enough as it is, and we cannot handle bug reports from users now. This is pre-alpha code. Don’t expect it to work. It will launch and it will do basic window management, and that’s about it at this point. A lot of trolls didn’t waste any time flooding the Slashdot story with all kinds of meaningless stuff, and we cannot afford to waste time answering questions from people like that instead of listening to suggestions and accepting patches. You can look at the pretty pictures for now, but unless you’re a coder or wish to contribute in some other way, please wait until we announce a beta. Danke. If you’re looking for software to check out, try Engage (the OSX-style docker), Entice (image viewer), Evidence (file manager) or the famous Entrance, the Enlightenment XDM/KDM/GDM replacement.

Those who are still confused about what is going on with E17 development might want to just take a trip to E.org and do some reading up, especially on the EFL and all the work that we’ve put together in the past two years. And of course, if you want to get involved, don’t waste any time – get on the mailing list or join #edevelop on Freenode and let’s talk. I personally have a few things I could give someone to do at this point!

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4 Responses to “Slashdotted”

  1. sketkar says:

    Dude, servers took a beating is putting it lightly. This IS huge news, you guys have worked on this very hard. I’m looking forward to E17, only wish I could have helped in some way. ;)

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