[Slackbuilds-users] enlightenment

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Sun Jul 30 04:55:33 UTC 2017

>> CC'ing Josiah to bring him into the loop. Please correct me if I get
>> anything wrong.
>> After doing a bit of research on the subject of e16 co-existing with
>> the new Enlightenment WM, I have found that e16 is an entirely
>> unrelated codebase. e16 doesn't depend upon EFL, nor do the e16 and
>> e16 and enlightenment packages conflict with each other. I have
>> installed them side-by-side with no problems.
>> e16 depends only upon imlib2, as does feh, xlunch, freewrl, qiv, sxiv,
>> and many others. Unless imlib2 is going away, we may as well keep e16.
>> In summary, I don't see any reason why we cannot continue to provide
>> both SlackBuilds.
>> As far as e16 goes, I don't use it, nor do I have any expectation to
>> begin using it. To be honest, I don't even use Enlightenment; my
>> interest in maintaining the EFL is due to my use of the Terminology
>> terminal emulator.
>> I'm not jockeying to become the new maintainer of e16. But I do want
>> to point out that we updated the e16 SlackBuild to version 1.0.17
>> almost one year ago, and version 1.0.18 was released on SourceForge on
>> April 16 of this year. I bring this up simply because I think that
>> this is a good time to decide whether we should continue to provide
>> this package or not.

yes, e16 is still maintained upstream.
it seems that a lot of people are still happy with the old codebase so
upstream is still maintaining it.
It was my mistake for not looking thoroughly in their website.

> Erik, thanks for poking at me here, I missed this in the thread.
> You're absolutely right: as far as I can tell, e16 has essentially no
> commonality with any modern EFL-based Enlightenment (e17 on forward).
> For what it's worth, I use it as my primary DE...if I'm the only
> person using it, maybe it doesn't need to be in the repository, but
> given how different it is from DR17+ I figure its presence is not
> redundant and possibly desirable for some.
> I thought I was current on the versions, but clearly missed this one.
> I'll submit an update shortly.

Thanks Josiah
i will wait for the update

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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