How to install e17 in Debian sid

I recommend to install e17 only in Sid. The reason is that the official e17 packages are in the experimental repository. There are several repos for e17 but in my personal experience I prefer the official ones.

To add them you need to add these lines to your sources.list (you can use any server)
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
#If you want to use the sources
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free

Then edit your /etc/apt/preferences (create if needed) and add these lines


Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority: 600

Then issue apt-update && apt-get upgrade and apt-get install -t experimental e17

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Enlightenment: The next generation Desktop Environment

Enlightenment 17 (e17) is a powerful, but almost unknown, windows manager. It has been developed  for a while and it’s has not been released yet. Nevertheless, it’s lightweight, powerful, highly customizable and with a little bit of work very beautiful. I have to say I got enlightened because of the eye candy you can get without sacrifice up too much resources. E17 can run in less than 100 Mb with animations, shadows, etc.

You can take a look to my screen.

My e17 screen

My e17 screen