I was just catching up on the forum after a break and I noticed a lot of desktop environment (DE) related threads here! I know all the major DE’s are discussed and even a lot of the popular window managers (WM’s) comes into the conversations regularly. But one WM or DE if you want to call it that rarely comes into the conversation is Enlightenment! I never hear or have never noticed anyone talk much about Elightenment(maybe I missed somehow?!), but the conversations are sooo rare atleast according to me!).
I’ve come across it on rare occasions in my life and have been wanting to try it to be frank, but never did. I used to use Terminology which is super cool terminal application for a long time until I eventually replaced it with Tilix for which I can’t remember the reason now (maybe I should go back to Terminology ) ! That is the extend of my experience with Enlightenment.
Why is it that though?
Enlightenment is a window manager:
- Which has been in development for 22 years which should make it stable (at least really usable).
- Is told to have good set of basic apps! (Terminology is something that I can definitely recommend!)
- Is told to be very lightweight!
- Told to be really customizable as per their website!
I mean, if you ask me, for a project that is this old (Seriously, 22 years!!) with the above qualities should be more popular and should be better right? Or is it so bad? Or are they doing something very wrong? Even for the likes of window managers, I don’t hear Enlightenment in the conversations enough! Maybe I am wrong about all this! I might be the one who is living under a rock! Would love to be corrected and directed accordingly if you think I am!
The reasons for this thread is to answer the question, Is Enlightentment WM great?,
Introducing Enlightenment WM to people who haven’t heard about it (probably like how I didn’t for a long time!) and to really discuss about this project and share opinions (as always! duh! ) . I am sure there are a lot of Manjaro users who use Enlightenment. Please share your experience! I will be testing Enlightenment out the coming week and in the meantime would really love to learn more about this project and have interesting conversations about this with you all!