Install Enlightenment (Linux Desktop) 0.20.5 in Ubuntu & Mint

Enlightenment is one of the most innovative and next generation of graphical desktop shell window manager for the X Window System for Linux environment. Enlightenment is built on top of EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries).

The window manager is a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. It is classed as a “desktop shell” providing the things you need to operate your desktop (or laptop). They are included Wayland as the base display system instead of X Window system.

Enlightenment DR 0.20.5 Released on February 03, 2016 With lots of improvement and bug fixes. 1890 patches submitted by over 50 developers in the course of 441 days and 165 tickets were addressed during the course. Almost 70% tickets got closed.

Bodhi Linux project released based on Enlightenment desktop upto Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 with E19. Due to lots of changes on after E17 release Bodhi Linux team dropped Enlightenment desktop and added Moksha desktop as based on E17.

1) Install Enlightenment desktop E20 via PPA

For Ubuntu/LinuxMint users can install latest version of Enlightenment desktop E20 by adding below PPA’s into system.

# Adding Enlightenment PPA #
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:enlightenment-git/ppa

# Update Repository index #
$ sudo apt-get update

# Install Enlightenment #
$ sudo apt-get install e20

# Install Rage video player and Terminology #
$ sudo apt-get install rage terminology

# Remove Enlightenment #
$ sudo apt-get remove e20

Alternate PPA for Enlightenment desktop E20.

# Adding Enlightenment PPA #
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:niko2040/e19

# Update Repository index #
$ sudo apt-get update

# Install Enlightenment #
$ sudo apt-get install enlightenment

# Install Terminology #
$ sudo apt-get install terminology

# Remove Enlightenment #
$ sudo apt-get remove enlightenment

See the below screen shot taken from Ubuntu 15.10, I’m using latest version Enlightenment desktop E20.
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Enjoy..)

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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