SlackE18 is out!

9 February 2014


After several months maturing, I’m finally publishing my E18 packages for Linux Slackware. You will find the EFL 1.8.5, elementary 1.8.4 and Enlightenment 0.18.3. Most of the modules are broken and have been removed but I added a few EFL related applications.

E18 is not much than an upgrade to E17. But on the packaging side, many things changed. The biggest part is the merge of all the EFL in one build system, the change in theme and configuration files and a lot of break in modules. I actually started SlackE18 as a branch in SlackE17 repo but so many things were different that it just didn’t worth keeping all the SlackE17 history. SlackE17 is actually quite old as I started the project in 2005 and the repository as grown to a big size (2.4GB for now). It was a good time to rework the build system a little too. SlackE18 is then a separate project.

From the user point of view, there is no easy way to upgrade from SlackE17 to SlackE18 : change in the configuration files (config will start from scratch), most of the old modules not available, maybe graphic problem due to the fact that E18 use only compositing, etc. I’d rather keep SlackE17 around for some time.

The EFL >= 1.8 have sound support but it requires PulseAudio which is not available in Slackware. If you have installed PulseAudio, you could rebuild the efl package by passing PA=yes to the SlackBuild.

I added back ConnMan to SlackE18 as econnman seems stable enough.

As for SlackE17, you can install SlackE18 using the SourceForge tarball or by using Slackpkg+. You’ll need Slackware 14.1 (i486, x86_64 or ARM).

SlackE18 website: http://slacke18.sourceforge.net
Tarball download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/slacke18/files/slacke18/
Slackpkg+ information: http://ngc891.blogdns.net/pub/slacke18/slackpkgplus.txt
Packages list: http://slacke18.sourceforge.net/packages.html

Enlightenment, Linux, Projects, SlackE17, SlackE18, Slackware

4 Comments to “SlackE18 is out!”

  1. […] for Slackware and Slackware64. The ARM build will come very soon. Here is the packages list. More technical details here. Any feedback […]

  2. Thanks but I think I’ll stick with E-17 for now with all the broken stuff. :)

    Thanks for making this available for so long, it’s made installing E a lot easier and I’m getting lazier in my old age. lol

    I started using Linux in my 40’s now I’m in my sixties. Hard to believe Linux has been around this long.

  3. @Widgeteye

    Happy to see you’re still using Slackware after all :-)

  4. Your work is great, big thanks!
    Are you planning next build?

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