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Window manager

Enlightenment is a themeable, fast, flexible, and powerful window manager that runs on everything from small mobile devices to powerful multi-core desktops. The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) comprise a suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces.


There is extensive documentation for both the Enlightenment window manager and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL). Some helpful starting points include:

Info and documentation for other software programs that are part of the Enlightenment project:

  • Terminology Graphically sophisticated terminal emulator
  • Rage Sophisticated movie player.
  • EDI Enlightenment-based modern Linux IDE

Git repository list of the rpoject:

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel


Download version 0.20.0 (stable)
released on 30 November 2015


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OtherPaul Nathan26 September 2015

Leaders and contributors

See for a complete list Contributor
Carsten Haitzler Maintainer
Paul Nathan (Pnathan)FSF member

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Everyone Homepage
Project git repository list VCS Repository Webview
Users Mailing List Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer Mailing List Mailing List Info/Archive
i18n Mailing List Mailing List

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use libm
Required to build libtool
Weak prerequisite evas_generic_loaders
Required to use libX11
Required to build gettext
Required to build git
Required to use libXext
Required to use efl
Required to build autoconf (2.59 or better)
Required to use xcb
Required to use elementary
Required to build automake (1.10 or better)
Required to use xcb-shape
Required to use libc
Required to build autopoint
Required to use xcb-keysyms

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 December 2015.


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