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Introduction

Enlightenment, also known simply as E, is a free software/open source graphical interface system. It can provide an X Window System window manager for use with GNOME or KDE, or it can also be deployed as a substitute for a full desktop environment. Enlightenment has a rich feature set - extensive support for themes and advanced graphics without sacrificing good performance.

The latest stable release of the software is version 0.16.8.5 . Version 0.17, also called DR17, is currently in development and is designed to be a full-fledged desktop shell based on the new Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL). DR17 is a complete rewrite from DR16, targeted toward a range of platforms from embedded systems and mobile devices (including phones) to workstations.

Installation

Enlightenment DR16

It is relatively easy to install DR16 on Ubuntu as you can simply apt-get it.

sudo apt-get install e16

Go to the top right of your screen and in the User Switcher select Log Out. At Login Manger window choose: Options/Session > choose: Enlightenment.

Enlightenment DR17

Add the repository

sh -c 'echo "## Enlightenment e17
deb http://packages.enlightenment.org/ubuntu jaunty main extras" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

Download & import the key.

wget -q http://packages.enlightenment.org/repo.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

install E17

sudo apt-get install e17

Go to the top right of your screen and in the User Switcher select Log Out. At Login Manger window choose: Options/Session > choose: Enlightenment.

Usage

Enlightenment DR16

Enlightenment DR17

  • To Do Guide

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Enlightenment (last edited 2009-08-04 15:29:30 by simon-leonard)