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Cultist 01-04-2012 12:04 AM

is there a difference between slacke17 and e17 from slackbuilds.org?
 
I've run into a few minor problems with Enlightenment from SBO (nothing major but a little irritating), and I was just wondering if anyone had tried using SlackE17. Does anyone know if there is any real difference between using this, as opposed to manually compiling and installing from slackbuilds.org? I would test but I don't want to mess up anything with my current Enlightenment install, so I thought I'd see if I could get any feedback from people who have already tried.

Thanks!

Cedrik 01-04-2012 07:40 AM

What are the minor problems ?

Cultist 01-04-2012 07:45 AM

just tiny things like the taskbar resizing itself to different sizes, huge margins in the file manager, screen lock disabled because of PIM modules missing (?), a couple other things I can't think of off hand. Nothing big.

altor31 01-04-2012 03:30 PM

personally use slacke17 without any issue. The installation is safe, but I advice (I'm not sure that is the good verb) you to save your ~/.e before the installation.

Edit : there is the same issue with screen lock. According to README.E17 :
Lock screen doesn't work
------------------------

Yeah, it relies on PAM and Slackware doesn't use it. I don't plan to add PAM to
SlackE17. So avoid to use the E17 lock screen for now (it could REALLY lock
your screen) and use xlock or something similar instead.

gargamel 01-04-2012 04:24 PM

I have had good success with the Andrew Brouwers' scripts: http://slackadelic.com/~thrice/e17/.
The stuff from SlackBuilds.org and SlackE17 also used to work fine.

Note: Both approaches work just fine on pure Slackware64-13.37, but there were some "snags" on a system with multilib support, here. No trouble on 32-bit systems.

gargamel

ngc891 01-05-2012 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cultist (Post 4565430)
I've run into a few minor problems with Enlightenment from SBO (nothing major but a little irritating), and I was just wondering if anyone had tried using SlackE17. Does anyone know if there is any real difference between using this, as opposed to manually compiling and installing from slackbuilds.org? I would test but I don't want to mess up anything with my current Enlightenment install, so I thought I'd see if I could get any feedback from people who have already tried.

Thanks!

You have more packages with SlackE17, including modules for e17. Elementary should be a must have because most of other e17-related software are using it. There are the html API docs of libraries if you want to develop. The packages are always compiled against a clean install of Slackware or Slackware64 (I have a spare computer only for this) which avoid a lot of issues against unwanted dependencies at compile time like multi-libs stuff.

e17 is still moving fast and picking a good revision in SVN is not always easy. It took me one week last time.


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