Installation of E17 on Fedora 12 is fairly simple, and there are currently three options available:
2.) Compile Enlightenment using Brian Miculcy's easy_e17.sh script.
3.) Wait for EFL (E Foundation Libraries) and E17 WM (Window Manager) to stabilize in Fedora.
In the first two cases, *almost* the exact same packages are available.
The final option is much more complicated since only the E17 Windows Manager and a few of the base Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) are currently in the Fedora Repository. Therefore, there is no guarantee that the Fedora packages will not conflict with the packages in the Kriehn Repository. I suggest using either E17 packages from one repository or the other, but not both. Once enough packages and functionality hit the Fedora Repository, I will begin phasing out the E17 packages here. For now, however, consider the Kriehn Repository to provide the "testing" or "bleeding edge" version of E17. If you can think of a way to solve this problem gracefully, please send me an e-mail.
NOTE: (imlib2 is provided by Fedora)
NOTE: For those of you who are interested in some additional backgrounds and themes for Enlightenment and Entrance, I have 3 additional RPM packages that I have developed. See the RPM installation section for details.
The Kriehn Repository
Casse has decided to retire his repository due to time
constraints, I have decided to step in and host E17 RPMs myself. And
mentioned, I will be hosting the exact same packages (almost) that are
available from Brian Miculcy's easy_17.sh
The upshot of this is that Enlightenment is now a piece of cake to install. First, make sure that you have both the kriehn and livna repositories setup. Then use yum to install the packages and development libraries:
Backgrounds and Themes: If you want to install some additional backgrounds and themes for Enlightenment and Entrance, install the following:
To change the Entrance theme, you will have to use the sudo entrance_edit --theme [theme].edj command. The themes are installed in /usr/share/entrance/themes.)
Enlightenment is now setup! You may now skip over the easy_17.sh sections, and move on to the Run Enlightenment section at the bottom of the page.
NOTE: I have not used the easy_17.shscript in a couple of years, and therefore have removed the HOWTO in this section, since I feel that it is too dated. I suggest taking a look at some of my older Fedora pages if you really are interested in the script.
Enlightenment is now setup and ready for use! To try it, logout of Gnome, and at the login screen click on "Session". Next click on "Enlightenment". Now type in your username and password. Hit Enter and you should successfully see Enlightenment launch!
I am going to avoid going into details about configuring Enlightenment until the E17 General Configuration page, but if you want to get a jump start, left click the mouse, scroll down to Configuration when the Main menu pops up, click on Configuration Panel, and start making changes.
The next thing to discuss is how to setup Enlightenment's login screen application (entrance), which is quite a bit trickier than what we went through here. To do this, see the Entrance Setup page.