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[[Category:Desktop environments]]
 
[[Category:Desktop environments]]
The [http://equinox-project.org/ Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE)] is a DE designed to be simple, extremely light-weight and fast.
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The [https://equinox-project.org/ Equinox Desktop Environment] (EDE) is a [[desktop environment]] designed to be simple, extremely light-weight and fast.
  
It primarily offers the most basic things: A window manager ([[PekWM]] is used by default), a simple GUI including a panel, a daemon watching removable media and a notification daemon. Other than that there's not much more than some configuration progams, a calculator, etc. Beginning with version 2.0, EDE follows the FreeDesktop.org guidelines.
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It primarily offers the most basic things: A window manager ([[PekWM]] is used by default), a simple GUI including a panel, a daemon watching removable media and a notification daemon. Other than that there's not much more than some configuration programs, a calculator, etc. Beginning with version 2.0, EDE follows the FreeDesktop.org guidelines.
  
 
Unlike any other desktop environment, EDE² is based upon the [http://fltk.org FLTK toolkit]. It's especially fit for systems with little RAM or for users who want to completely customize their system and need a GUI that is not already bloated with functions and applications.
 
Unlike any other desktop environment, EDE² is based upon the [http://fltk.org FLTK toolkit]. It's especially fit for systems with little RAM or for users who want to completely customize their system and need a GUI that is not already bloated with functions and applications.
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==Installation==
 
==Installation==
  
EDE is not very a very common piece of software. You usually have to compile it yourself. For Arch Linux there are however pre-built packages available via a [[Unofficial User Repositories|custom repository]].
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EDE can be [[install]]ed from the [[AUR]] with the {{AUR|ede}} package.
  
===Installation (packages)===
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Alternatively, you can obtain it from the [[#Custom repository]].
  
To enable EDE's repository, just add the following lines to your {{ic|/etc/pacman.conf}}:
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===Custom repository===
  
{{bc|<nowiki>
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To enable EDE's [[unofficial user repository]], add the following lines to your {{ic|/etc/pacman.conf}}:
[ede]
 
Server = http://www.equinox-project.org/repos/arch/$arch
 
</nowiki>}}
 
  
Next update the database files:
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[ede]
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SigLevel = Optional
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Server = <nowiki>http://ede.elderlinux.org/repos/archlinux/$arch</nowiki>
  
# pacman -Syy
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Next [[Mirrors#Force_pacman_to_refresh_the_package_lists|refresh the package lists]] and [[install]] the EDE packages via [[pacman]]:
  
Now you can simply install EDE packages via [[pacman]]:
 
 
# pacman -S ede
 
 
The repository offers EDE split into 4 packages:
 
 
* ''edelib''
 
* ''edelib''
 
* ''ede-common''
 
* ''ede-common''
 
* ''ede''
 
* ''ede''
* ''ede-wallpapers'' ('''optional''')
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* ''ede-wallpapers'' (optional)
 
 
===Installation (AUR)===
 
 
 
You can also build EDE yourself. Fortunately on Arch there are two [[AUR]]-[[PKGBUILD]] files available that allow you to build it without much hassle.
 
  
The first one is {{aur|edelib}} which is a dependency for EDE, the other one {{aur|ede}} the actual DE.
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== Starting the DE ==
  
==Starting the DE==
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To bring up EDE you can either use a [[Display manager]] or use startx. If you choose the later, just write the following to the .xinitrc of your user:
 
 
To bring up EDE you can either use a [[Display Manager]] or use startx. If you choose the later, just write the following to the .xinitrc of your user:
 
 
   exec startede
 
   exec startede
  
==Applications==
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== Applications ==
  
 
Since EDE is a bare-bone DE, you will have to add even the most common applications like a file manager or an editor yourself. It's all your freedom and choice.
 
Since EDE is a bare-bone DE, you will have to add even the most common applications like a file manager or an editor yourself. It's all your freedom and choice.
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Due to the nature of the DE, it obviously makes sense to install light-weight software. There are however not that many [http://fltk.org FLTK] applications available so you will likely have to relay on a second toolkit like [[GTK+]] for example.
 
Due to the nature of the DE, it obviously makes sense to install light-weight software. There are however not that many [http://fltk.org FLTK] applications available so you will likely have to relay on a second toolkit like [[GTK+]] for example.
  
===Some recommendations===
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=== Some recommendations ===
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* File manager: [[PCManFM]]
 
* File manager: [[PCManFM]]
 
* Browser: [[Dillo]] or [[Midori]]
 
* Browser: [[Dillo]] or [[Midori]]
 
* Editor: [http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ Leafpad]
 
* Editor: [http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ Leafpad]
 
* Terminal emulator: [[Xterm]]
 
* Terminal emulator: [[Xterm]]

Latest revision as of 11:16, 12 April 2018

The Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE) is a desktop environment designed to be simple, extremely light-weight and fast.

It primarily offers the most basic things: A window manager (PekWM is used by default), a simple GUI including a panel, a daemon watching removable media and a notification daemon. Other than that there's not much more than some configuration programs, a calculator, etc. Beginning with version 2.0, EDE follows the FreeDesktop.org guidelines.

Unlike any other desktop environment, EDE² is based upon the FLTK toolkit. It's especially fit for systems with little RAM or for users who want to completely customize their system and need a GUI that is not already bloated with functions and applications.

Installation

EDE can be installed from the AUR with the edeAUR package.

Alternatively, you can obtain it from the #Custom repository.

Custom repository

To enable EDE's unofficial user repository, add the following lines to your /etc/pacman.conf:

[ede]
SigLevel = Optional
Server = http://ede.elderlinux.org/repos/archlinux/$arch

Next refresh the package lists and install the EDE packages via pacman:

  • edelib
  • ede-common
  • ede
  • ede-wallpapers (optional)

Starting the DE

To bring up EDE you can either use a Display manager or use startx. If you choose the later, just write the following to the .xinitrc of your user:

 exec startede

Applications

Since EDE is a bare-bone DE, you will have to add even the most common applications like a file manager or an editor yourself. It's all your freedom and choice.

Due to the nature of the DE, it obviously makes sense to install light-weight software. There are however not that many FLTK applications available so you will likely have to relay on a second toolkit like GTK+ for example.

Some recommendations