[Devel] New Apertis 16.09 stable release available

Emanuele Aina emanuele.aina at collabora.com
Fri Oct 7 16:36:08 BST 2016

Hello everyone,
 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!

Emanuele Aina

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