Originally posted by Komakino
The short answer is: compile them from source, then you can use the -prefix option of ./configure or ./autogen.sh to put the whole of either of them wherever you like. I have the whole of e17 compiled from cvs in /opt/e so I can just remove the whole /opt/e folder to rid myself of enlightenment.
Ah, that's a great idea! I can always learn something from the boards!
You should be able to run them side-by-side (my Debian box is doing it right now actually :P), however, they depend on very different libraries, so just because e17 works, doesn't necessarily mean e16 will. As the previous poster recommended, I'd say give a source install a try. As you said, you're kinda new to this, and this will be a great learning experience.