What happened to E is right here...
Just decided to mail pat about E, just get the story straight..
On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Bradley A.Bowers wrote:
> Just a question, but what happened to E in slackware? In 8.1 that
> was the only thing I liked for a wm other that gnome. I found it
> kinda cumbersome to compile it all from source and install, found I
> didn't get it just how I wanted like when I had the slack pack
> installed. I heard it got moved to /pasture/ like gnome 1.2 did a
> while back, but I was wondering what actually happened or if that
> was it?
Yes, Enlightenment first went to /pasture, and then was removed. The main
reason is that I've decided not to support anything that uses Imlib.
There's a technical basis for the decision -- Imlib seems unmaintained and
has some known major bugs. Worse, for Imlib2 they rely on a new library
they created called libast (for "library of assorted spiffy things").
Unfortunately, there's already an established libast from AT&T Bell Labs
that's been around forever, and is already part of Slackware (the K shell
uses it). Mostly because of that conflict, Imlib related things had to
go. But (to be honest), also because there are IMHO better choices these
days than there were when E was at its peak. There needed to be a
thinning of the herd anyway.
Sorry if it was one of your favorites...