Enlightenment

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Introduction

Enlightenment is a project to provide 'advanced graphic libraries, tools and environments'.

The Enlightenment project is split into 3 parts:

  • Enlightenment DR16, The original release of the enlightenment window manager.
  • Enlightenment DR17, The new replacement window manager for DR16.
  • Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, An expansion for extra libraries not part of the other two sections.

Enlightenment DR16

Enlightenment, Development Release 16 was first released in 2000, and went 1.0 in 2009. It is still under development today, regularly updated by its maintainer Kim 'kwo' Woelders.

To install E16

Simply run

# pacman -S enlightenment

E can be quite different from the other WM's out there, read /usr/share/doc/e16/e16.html to learn more The man page is at 'man e16' , not 'man enlightenment'

(The name Enlightenment supposedly is reserved for the time the project reach 1.0 - the current 16 and 17 are actually 0.16 and 0.17, as their DR names suggest.

Enlightenment DR17

  • Main article: e17

Under Heavy development, constantly changing in SVN. Snapshots have been taken for the Arch Community Repositories, for easy installation and compatibility with the different parts.

Also included in the E17 Section

  • Entice – Image Viewer.
  • Entrance – the Enlightement Display Manager is no longer maintained thus packages have been dropped.
  • Evidence – Enlightened file manager.
  • ERSS – For RSS feeds
  • Eplayer – The Enlightened media player.

Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

A set of libraries for expansion on the enlightenment base.

Libraries & What they are for

  • Imlib(2) – Image rendering and Manipulation LIBrary.
  • EDB – E DataBase wrapper
  • EET – Distrobution (Distribution) Container Libraries and Tools
  • Evas – Canvas Library
  • Ecore – For event abstraction and Modular Convenience
  • Epeg – For thumbnailing JPEGs
  • Epsilon – Freedesktop.org thumbnailing library
  • Etox – Text Layout and Manipulation
  • Edje – Interface Abstraction Library & Tools
  • Embryo – The embeddable scripting language for E
  • EWL – Enlightenment Widget Library
  • Emotion – Video smart-object library for Evas

Programs Developed with these libraries

  • Eclair – Media Player
  • Elicit – Colour picker and desktop magnifier
  • Embrace – Mail Application
  • Itask (formerly Engage) – Mac-like dockbar
  • Entice – Image viewer
  • Entrance – E17 Login Manager
  • Entropy – Engine for file-browsing
  • Ephoto – Sophisticated image viewing
  • ERSS – For displaying RSS feeds
  • Evidence – File Manager
  • Exhibit – Yet another image viewer

External Links