Install Enlightenment 19 on Ubuntu

Enlightenment is a lightweight and yet beautiful X11 window manager for Linux. Enlightenment 19 (version 0.19.0) got released a day earlier with various improvements and additions. If you like testing out different desktop environments you wouldn’t want to miss it. However, Ubuntu 14.04 default repos still have E17. Here are two ways to install Enlightenment 19 on Ubuntu.

From Niko’s PPA

You can install E19 alpha 2 packages from the niko2040 PPA. I have sent a request to the PPA owner to update the packages but as he has clearly mentioned “Unstable version of Enlightenment E19 and EFL.” on the page, there is no guarantee that the packages will be upgraded.

Update: The PPA maintainer responded back and he has updated the packages to the E19 released version.

Run the following to install pristine E19 from this PPA:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:niko2040/e19
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install enlightenment

From Bodhi repositories

Bodhi Linux is an Ubuntu derivative with Enlightenment as the default desktop environment. You can have the updated E19 packages from Bodhi by installing the bodhi-desktop metapackage.

Note: Bodhi Linux is not being actively maintained from 12 Sep 2014. But it might not die after all as the community promises to pitch in.

Run the following commands to install on Ubuntu Trusty:

$ echo "deb trusty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bodhilinux.list > /dev/null
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install packagekit
$ sudo apt-get install bodhi-desktop

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