[Devel] New Apertis 16.09 stable release available
emanuele.aina at collabora.com
Fri Oct 7 16:36:08 BST 2016
the new Apertis 16.09 stable release is now available!
You can find the full release notes at
Some highlights from this release:
* Routing information sharing for navigation services
Traprain is a new library introduced in Apertis 16.09 allowing
navigation services to share routing information with third party
applications. It enables applications to get the available routes to
reach one or more destinations: for instance, with Traprain an
application can request the routes to the nearby restaurants and
sort them by estimated arrival time form the current location to
help choosing the one to book.
* Hardware accelerated support for Web contents
Apertis 16.09 ships with readily available support for accelerating
Web contents (CSS3 transforms and animations, WebGL scenes) using the
GPU efficiently under Wayland. This means that you can navigate the
modern Web even with limited CPU resources and run WebGL scenes fully
unleashing the power of your GPU.
Most of this work has been submitted upstream and we plan to submit
the remaining optimizations soon.
* Canterbury API for launching preferences
A new API (org.apertis.Canterbury.AppDbHandler.LaunchAppPreferences)
has been implemented to allow applications to launch their
preferences in mildenhall-settings, including design and support
work, and unit tests for the implementation in Canterbury.
The full release notes contain more details about all the work that has
been poured in this release:
Images are already available for download at
Thanks to everyone who contributed!
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