Enlightenment E18 released, Install it in Ubuntu via PPA

Last updated: December 22, 2013

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Enlightenment desktop environment 0.18 was finally released. It’s been exactly one year since the last major release of Enlightenment.

According to the announcement, the compositing window manager is more stable than E17 and now has Wayland client support along with a new teamwork module.

Enlightenment DR 0.18 also has a new music-control module, bluez4 BLuetooth module, an AppMenu DBus module, and a conf_comp module for controlling compositor settings.

Making this annual Enlightenment update more exciting is also better systemd integration, the internal theme merged into Elementary, RandR and binding config domains have been split into separate files, and many file-manager improvements. Enlightenment’s file manager improvements for version 0.18 include UDisks2 support, more accurate directory listings, and other improvements.


Install E18 via PPA in Ubuntu:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to install e18 from PPA (coming soon) in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and their derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vase/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install enlightenment

Enlightenment E18 will be available soon in the main rolling release distributions like Arch Linux, Sabayon, Debian Sid etc.


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10 responses to Enlightenment E18 released, Install it in Ubuntu via PPA

  1. I’ve installed this on Ubuntu 13.10 and it doesn’t seem to be fully compatible. I find myself clicking buttons like “applications” and nothing happening. And yes, i have uninstalled and re-installed and the problem still persists.

    • in settings u can set show apps when u click applications button on menu,my eng is bad ,hope u can understand

    • That’s because it was built on Ubuntu 12.04 and is not compatable with GTK 3.4 (which is used on Ubuntu 13.10. Sorry bud, best we have now is 12.04. Wait until Iris. Should have higher Ubuntu releace base. 14.04 I THINK. Correct me if I’m wrong

  2. The Appmenu module doesn’t seem to be included. Any way (short of compiling it) to get it?

  3. Apllication list seems have the problem with Composite. Switch to software composite solved the problem for me.
    Finally I’ve found in composition/advanced possibility to switch off composite only for menu.

  4. Any word on when (or if) this PPA will start having builds for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty)?

  5. I have tried four times and i am getting after the third line – sudo apt-get install enlightenment –
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package enlightenment is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘enlightenment’ has no installation candidate

    What do I need to do now please?

  6. I ran:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vase/ppa
    sudo apt update

    the output included this:

    Err:16 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vase/ppa/ubuntu xenial Release
    404 Not Found
    Reading package lists… Done
    E: The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/vase/ppa/ubuntu xenial Release’ does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.