[Slackbuilds-users] Big Thanks - Enlightenment 17

Aleksandar B. Samardzic asamardzic at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 10:43:51 UTC 2007

On 9/28/07, Alan Hicks <alanatlizella.net> wrote:
> Just wanted to offer a word of thanks for alot of hard work.  Thank you
> Aleksandar B. Samardzic for submitting 7 packages, only one of which
> required even the most minor edit.  ecore, eet, evas, efreet, embryo,
> edje, and enlightenment will be in the next release from SBo.
> The one and only edit to any of these scripts was to add an
> xinitrc.enlightenment17 file to allow the user to select E17 in xwmconfig.
> Again, big thanks, and if you're looking for a good example of how to
> handle beta or alpha software that requires multiple depedencies also in
> beta or alpha, it's hard to get any better than this.

Oh, it's actually not big deal at all - all of these have dead simple
"./configure && make && make install" installation procedure, and
dependencies between specific packages are well documented at
Enlightenment site (there is even a picture representing these).   I
was only concerned regarding how to list chained dependencies in
README file - when package A depends on package B, that in turn
depends on package C, then we could either mention in package A's
README that A actually depends on both B and C, or we could only
mention that A depends on B on A's README, and of course that B
depends on C in B's README in both cases.  I adopted later, for easier
maintenance in case of deep dependency graphs, even if that could be
somewhat frustrating for user having to pull all of these one step at
at time.

So - my share of thanks now:  Thanks for Raster and other
Enlightenment developers for their hard work (E17 is actually very
stable, lightweight, great looking windows manager - as far as I
remember, Enlightenment was once, long time ago, even default windows
manager for Slackware, so I'd suggest to anyone reading this to give
it a try).  Thanks to Alan for adding xinitrc script to make it even
more easier to try E17 should one decide so.  Also thanks again to
Alan, and other SBo people for all their hard work in maintaining the
repository and reviewing upcoming SlackBuilds.  Then thanks to Pat for
creating Slackware for us at the first place.  And finally, of course,
thanks to my mom and dad ;-)


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