This presentation will cover the history of Enlightenment, briefly touching on early releases, describing the early years and trials undergone by the EFL community until the present, and including the work that has been done to prepare for the release. It will also describe the usefulness of a desktop which scales automatically to fit its environment and hardware, including some demonstrations of E17 running on unusual non-PC devices.The talk will be targeted mainly at developers, though a normal user will also understand many topics. Attendees can expect to learn about graphics, hardware, open source workflows, and the life of a long-lived open source community. It is important because it details the creation and release preparation of one of the most awaited pieces of software in Linux history. The presentation will also include an announcement of the actual release date for E17.