The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) power millions of systems from mobile phones to set-top boxes, desktops, laptops, game systems and more. You'll need EFL if you want to develop apps for Enlightenment and for any of the devices that use Enlightenment for its visual interface.
This tutorial describes several ways to install EFL on your system. You will only need to use one of these. Select your chosen method using the index on the right.
Many distributions offer EFL as installable packages from their default repositories. In this case you only need to use your distribution's software management system to install. However, most versions of EFL in default repositories are out of date and will not compile more recent Enlightenment applications. If this is not an issue for you, read through the "From Distribution Repositories" section below.
The Enlightenment developers provide a pre-packaged source of EFL. Although not bleeding edge it is up to date and considered stable for production environments. You can download, compile and install it yourself by following the instructions in "Installing from Packaged Source".
You can also download the source code for the most recent version from the Enlightenment git repositories. To get started, read the section "Installing from Git".
You need to install the needed dependencies, which are usually not provided on Widows. The Ewpi project has an NSIS installer which provides them. You can download the lastest one in the Ewpi project, or in the EFL download repository.
You can also get the bleeding edge version of EFL by cloning it from the git repository. These steps will be done in the MSYS2 environment
MSYS2 64bit -->
pacman -Syu, press
Y to proceed the installation. Press
Y to close the terminal
MSYS2 64bit -->
pacman -Syu base-devel autoconf automake libtool tar git wget python flex bison gettext-devel pkgconf make mingw-w64-x86_64-gperf mingw-w64-x86_64-nasm mingw-w64-x86_64-yasm mingw-w64-x86_64-cmake mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain mingw-w64-x86_64-ninja mingw-w64-x86_64-meson mingw-w64-x86_64-nsis
Y to proceed the installation This may take several minutes
MSYS2 terminal, create a directory where tp clone
Ewpi and enter it. For example:
mkdir gitroot && cd gitroot
git clone https://github.com/vtorri/ewpi.git
gcc -O2 -std=c99 -o ewpi ewpi.c ewpi_map.c
./ewpi --jobs=8 (change the number of jobs to whatever you want).
This will install all the dependencies of the EFL in
git clone https://git.enlightenment.org/enlightenment/efl.git
rm -rf builddir
meson setup \
--default-library shared \
ninja -C builddir install
You need to update the
PATH environment variable in the MSYS2 terminal, or globally in Windows. With MSYS2:
Once done, you can test
If you would like to install EFL on a different operating system visit the Installing EFL page.