I've finally found the time to sign up to this list and figured i'd pop =
and say a quick (or not so!) hello. I'm one of those people that used to =
Enlightenment way back in (19??, dunno, 95 maybe, 97?!). I seem to =
slackware 3.2(ish) with E12 or E13 although i guess that could be way =
it's irrelevent though. Then I drifted off for years favouring KDE and =
rediscovered E just recently.
Over the last 6 months i've been working on a project for work that has
meant having to develop for AIX so having a linux partition on my laptop =
been the easiest way to go. Haven't got to cross-compiling, maybe i'll =
to that one day. Anyway, i was nearing the end of a vital stage two =
ago when the worst that could probably happen did and my laptop died.
When i rebuilt it i decided that as i was using thunderbird and firefox =
the usual things and netbeans for java development, it seemed about the =
thing keeping me in kde was kdevelop (for my C/C++ development) and =
as i knew there were alternatives to that i figured i'd had enough of
installing gigabytes of crap to get a desktop environment and tried =
back to E.
Things went well and i'm very impressed, although i was still at the
firefighting, "get my laptop back and the code out of the door" stage =
the end of last week. My current setup is Mandrake 10.1 (i was already a
silver club member, so it seemed sensible to stick with it) on a Dell
Latitude D600 (wireless and everything working nice). Enlightenment
E16.7.something. I pinched the blue curve backdrop from the Mandrake =
and am using the 023glass theme (i think).
Try as i might though i just couldn't get used to living without a file
manager. This was dissapointing t me, but i guess the years of KDE have
rubbed off on me.
So this afternoon i went down the Evidence route.
Things were a little shaky with the source compile and in the end i gave =
with that as i shouve been writing code not compiling other peoples =
I don't recall off my head what the sticking point was but i decided to =
the SUSE RPMs a shot just for the hell of it, i could always back it out
So, I installed about 7 RPMs (ecore, edb, edje, eet, embryo, evas, =
itself) and it seems to be working a treat. Nice one!!
Did i ought to be overly concerned about the fact that they were SUSE =
I guess not since it's working, but i don't really want to hit a problem
further down the line on this work machine :) I think i have to use =
on 1 of the rpms, but that was one of the very first so i probably ended =
resolving the dependencies later on anyway.
Only question relating to Evidence that i have is can i reduce the size =
the icons? They're beautiful and i really like it, but they're a bit =
for my liking.
And finally, is there much more to getting E17 to work seeing as all of =
above RPMs were from E17 iirc? Can the two coexist? E16 & 17 that is? If =
have to remove E16 then i'd be reluctant for now, as i say, this is a =
laptop and i can't spare even half a day if it goes completely pear =
At least i'd have to be fairly creative with a few excuses!!
Anyway, plenty enough ramblings from me :)
I figured i'd had such a pleasurable time rediscovering Enlightenment =
though that i'd share some praise to Rasterman et. al. and not just make =