GSoC Idea Proposal: Enlightenment

Leif Middelschulte leif.middelschulte at
Sun Mar 25 14:19:03 UTC 2012

2012/3/25 Buddhike Kurera <bckurera at>:
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM, Leif Middelschulte
> <leif.middelschulte at> wrote:
>> Hey there,
>> I'd like to porpose to work on the enhancement of the e17 desktop
>> shell, to improve the user interface experience of people with low
>> power systems like tablets. Why e17? Read below.
>> Fedora already provides und supports two heavy weight desktop
>> environments (GNOME and KDE) and two lightweight ones (XFCE and LXDM).
>> E17 is a lightweight, yet very configurable and featurerich desktop
>> shell for X window systems built upon the Enlightenment Foundation
>> Libraries. These libraries are highly optimized for usage in resource
>> restricted environments, as their usage as e.g. UI kit in Tizen
>> prooves.
>> Supporting my work on e17 will directly improve the user interface
>> experience of fedora users who only have access to machines with
>> limited ressource such as:
>> - Tablets
>> - Old Devices
>> Due to it's efficiency it reduces the time to (desktop) usage
>> significantly, which improves the fedora experience on every other
>> machine too.
>> Subproject ideas:
>> - Advanced RandRR configuration (like monitor profile assignments to
>> put e.g. Impress fullscreen windows on "projectors")
>> - Improved tablet user interface customization (e17 supports so-called profiles)
>> - connman support improvement (support WPA-EAP)
>> - Improved notification center
>> - libcanberra support
>> - Configuration dialogs in general
>> - Themeconverter for other window manager themes
>> Last, but not least I think that the cooperation of fedora with the
>> enlightenment project is a good opportunity for both to promote the
>> usage of desktop distributions on tablets.
>> Please let me know if you need any further information.
>> Best regards,
>> Leif
> Hello Leif,
Hello Buddhike,

thanks for your quick response.
> Thanks for the idea. I have one question, who is the mentor for this idea?
> Or are you seeking a mentor?
As it would be a joint effort of Fedora and the Enlightenment Project,
I'd try to recruit one of the more "elder" Enlightenment developers,
who already have mentored on GSoC, to mentor this idea.
> --
> Regards,
> Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera(bckurera)
> Fedora Ambassador - APAC region
> Event Liaison - Design Team
> Email: bckurera at | IRC: bckurera


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