Install Enlightenment e20 in Ubuntu 15.10, 14.04

December 2, 2015 — Leave a comment

Enlightenment E20

The Enlightenment 0.20 was released two days ago. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and derivatives.

The E20 development cycle has come to a close, with 1890 patches submitted by over 50 developers in the course of 441 days.
25+ reported Coverity analyzer issues and 165 tickets were addressed during this time (based on commit message tagging).
I’d like to personally thank everyone who contributed, whether by submitting patches, writing documentation, reporting bugs, or simply providing feedback on IRC.

Enlightenment E20 features:

  • Full Wayland support
  • New screen management infrastructure and dialog
  • New audio mixer infrastructure and gadget
  • Many internal widgets replaced with Elementary
  • Improved FreeBSD support
  • Geolocation module

Enlightenment E20

How to Install Enlightenment E20 in Ubuntu:

There’s a PPA repository contains stable version of e20 packages for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04.

1. Add PPA

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command and hit Enter:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:niko2040/e19


Type in your password when it asks, no visual feedback just type in mind, and hit Enter to continue.

2. After that, install enlightenment via Synaptic Package Manager. Or run below commands one by one in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install enlightenment

You may also install Rage video player and Terminology terminal emulator via:

sudo apt-get install rage terminology

Once installed, log out and log in back with Enlightenment session.

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