My long time wish, installing e17/enlightenment window manager, from source, on top of ubuntu got fulfilled today..
As I had previous experiences of building and installing e17 , but that was on arch.
My target on Ubuntu 12.04 was to build/install e17 and integrate it into login manager. Building was no problem at all. Then came the next challenge, integrating it to login screen, I thought it’s still GDM, but ubuntu moved to lightDM, back since 11.10 release. Thanks to this link, I figured out, how to add enlightenment to login screen, i.e., just copy
enlightenment.desktop from /data/xsessions to /usr/share/xsessions/ folder.
Go through this page you will find out that, you will find out that, it’s quite easy to install e17 in ubuntu.. but nothing beats DIY>>>
Moving on, on my first try to login, nothing happened.. so I tried out enlightenment_start at command prompt, and noticed there was an error message related to SVG feature not built into evas. Tried installing dev lib for SVG bt, not success… finally got this link, though it mentions to intall pixmax, but it was not available, while going through output of autogen.sh script I came across pixman requirement, and I installed it, then I again tried launching enlightenment and wow!! it worked… I tried it in Guest session, now after writing this post, I ll see and test how e17 looks and works!!
I know, this post is not kind of, follow these steps,,, it just shares my experiences/ups/downs while installing e on ubuntu.. (and ya.. don’t get confused by… e/e17/enlightenment… by it.. I want to refer the same window manager.. you call it e or e17 or enlightenment.. )
Cheer!! Enjoy Linux..