Announced via a small news post just minutes ago on the Enlightenment web-site that the project is working with “working with a top-5 electronics producer (one of the largest in the world, who produces millions of mobile phones, televisions, sound systems and more per year) to bring Enlightenment and especially it’s deep technology to their products.” In fact, this unnamed company is actively sponsoring the development of Enlightenment and the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL).
While their news post barely sheds any details, we have found out that this major manufacturer that is backing the Enlightenment project is Samsung Electronics. Some public confirmation of this can be found via this Trac change-log commit that introduces Editje, which is an edje file editor.
For those who don’t know what Enlightenment is, or E, well, it’s an open source desktop environment, like Gnome or KDE. The E file manager can be used in conjunction with Gnome or KDE, or it can be used as a whole desktop environment.
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