Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61921
Enlightenment is missing from Skipjack
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am very distressed by enlightenment missing from Skipjack. It had been in and
supported by RedHat since 6.0. I first I thought it might be that it wouldn't
work with the libraries used with Skipjack, but later found it was just bad
config files that was causing enlightenment to crash. I had no problem using
compiling enlightenment 0.16.4 and fnlib 0.5.9 src rpms from RedHat Linux 7.2
and using them once I removed my .enlightenment. Also I would like the
enlightenment-conf package added back. It was dropped starting with RedHat Linux
7.0. It is very useful and the 6.2 rpm still works just fine with Skipjack. The
only excuse I can think of for having dropped it is lack of use. Well I use it
and I am sure others do too! It doesn't to need any maintaining from Skipjack as
far as I can see, so PLEASE add it and enlightenment-conf back in before the
next offical release.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Check rpm lists for Skipjack
2. See Enlightenment missing
I have tried Many window managers and none have the all the feature I find in
enlightenment. The feature missing in all the popular window managers(Sawfish,
Kwin, Window Maker) is connected virtual desktops. They all have virtual
desktops, but the virtual desktops are isolated. You can't have a window overlap
onto another desktop. You can't grab a window with your mouse and hotkey to
another desktop with it. You have to use the clunky Send Window to functionality.
Request duly noted, but I don't think it will happen soon. We are working on
the pick-up-window-and-change-workspace feature though I believe.
Please don't omit Enlightenment. This is the window manager I've used for years
now. I believe you'll be doing a GREAT disservice to the Linux community if
Enlightenment is omitted.