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#1 2018-06-08 14:58:36

verndog
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Enlightenment

There was some suggestions of what comes next after Wayland takes over. openbox is not supported. I have a suggestion: Enlightenment!

I just installed it on my arch linux. Its unusual to say the least. If i3 and openbox were to have a child it would be enlightenment smile

I wouldn't suggest bunsenlabs go the i3 route. There's a ton of distros doing that. I don't see a lot of enlightenment.  Looking at Distowatch you can see that its offered on a lot of distros.

If you haven't used it, give it a try, and see for yourself. I'm just now in the process of learning it. It would definitely set bunsenlabs apart.

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#2 2018-06-08 16:43:41

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Re: Enlightenment

Would be cool if there’s a snazzy BL enlightenment theme smile


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#3 2018-06-08 20:49:38

brontosaurusrex
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Re: Enlightenment

verndog: e22 or e17 or some other version?

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#4 2018-06-08 23:48:48

verndog
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Re: Enlightenment

It shows 0.22.3  Not sure what that means. Is it Enlightenment22?

Where are the forums for Enlightenment?

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#5 2018-06-09 00:23:07

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Re: Enlightenment

That is enlightenment 0.22.3 - the current version; need enlightenment 0.20.0 or better to run in wayland. Support for wayland also needs to be compiled in - it's not by default (unless it's a recent change) so a lot of distro packages will not work with wayland. I think Bodhi and Sparky linux have it set up to work with wayland.

If you're running Sid, there a 3rd party repo for enlightenment you could add to your sources.list to get enlightment compiled to run with wayland.

The Bodhi site use to have a HowTo to compile enlightenment.

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#6 2018-06-09 00:30:09

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Re: Enlightenment

verndog wrote:

I just installed it on my arch linux. Its unusual to say the least. If i3 and openbox were to have a child it would be enlightenment smile

Did you run it in Wayland? I didn't think the Arch version had compiled wayland support in.


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#7 2018-06-09 00:42:31

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Re: Enlightenment

(adds to TODO list...)


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#8 2018-06-09 01:38:00

verndog
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Re: Enlightenment

PackRat wrote:

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Did you run it in Wayland? I didn't think the Arch version had compiled wayland support in.

I don't know to be honest. I'm trying to figure out how to install sounds, and other packages that I need. Every google path just shows installing enlightenment, nothing else.

I was wondering if Wayland is running also.  I will check. I doubt it since my older PC won't handle it.

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#9 2018-06-09 12:10:26

PackRat
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Re: Enlightenment

verndog wrote:
PackRat wrote:

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Did you run it in Wayland? I didn't think the Arch version had compiled wayland support in.

I don't know to be honest. I'm trying to figure out how to install sounds, and other packages that I need. Every google path just shows installing enlightenment, nothing else.

I was wondering if Wayland is running also.  I will check. I doubt it since my older PC won't handle it.

Towards the end of their git page HowTo -

Enlightenment, when compiled with Wayland support and started from a tty,
will automatically attempt to load the wl_drm output module and start
a Wayland session. Simply start as usual:

enlightenment_start

That's how I ran in Wayland in Debian Sid - disable the login manager and boot to tty. If enlightenment is compiled with Wayland support, then "enlightenment_start" from the command line starts the window manager. If not, there is an error message along the lines "no compositor available".

Assuming Wayalnd is also installed, I don't know if it's brought in as a dependency with enlightenment.

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#10 2018-06-09 13:21:36

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Re: Enlightenment

There is also the distro Elive to try. It has also a live cd. It's based on Debian and it uses the Enlightenment window manager. And of course Bodhi, but it's Ubuntu based.

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#11 2018-06-10 08:24:13

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Re: Enlightenment

Can anyone suggest the benefits with Enlightenment?


Keep BunsenLabs #!yish please.

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#12 2018-06-10 10:12:27

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Re: Enlightenment

well-developed, full eyecandy, well-coded if third party reports are to be believed, and still lightweight.
and they're well ahead with wayland support, more so than openbox definitely.
about whether the UX floats your boat or not, only you can answer that.
https://www.enlightenment.org/

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#13 2018-06-10 13:08:41

PackRat
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Re: Enlightenment

dolly wrote:

Can anyone suggest the benefits with Enlightenment?

Modular - can load/unload modules on the fly, like Fvwm
Fairly light on resources - slightly less than Xfce.
All in developing for Wayland.


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#14 2018-06-11 02:07:26

verndog
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Re: Enlightenment

PackRat wrote:
dolly wrote:

Can anyone suggest the benefits with Enlightenment?

Modular - can load/unload modules on the fly, like Fvwm
Fairly light on resources - slightly less than Xfce.
All in developing for Wayland.

Very light on resources. My install is the lightest of any distro I used.
The only complaint I have is the fonts on the left-click menu are small, also what's with the flashing when you hover over an icon. Can't figure that one out.

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