Because I can now run Enlightenment I have configured it until I was satisfied.
Overall it is working quite good (at least better than Gnome did) but there are still a lot of issues.
In the coming weeks I may not have the time to investigate them further so I have written them down in one big text instead of splitting them up into individual bug reports.
Also: I am not sure how many of them are actual bugs.
Personal Application Launcher: Once a personal Application has been created (points to a shell script, icon has been added) there is no way to access the launcher except by "Run everything". If added to the favorites menu, it does not show up. It is visible in the Favorite Applications configuration but not in the actual menu. Neither is it visible in any of the "Applications" menus.
Severity: Makes the Personal Application Launcher feature useless in most if not all situations.
File selection dialog: When I opened the file selection dialog when creating a personal application launcher I noticed that the dialog is not resizable. Depending on the user's settings this can be annoying. In my case the directory section was already so small that I wanted to enlarge it.
Severity: Annoying but probably non-critical
Keyboard Settings: After I added a new layout, the "Apply" button is still grey, suggesting that it has automatically been applied once the new layout was selected. It wasn't, the new layout does not show up in the bar. I have to do some additional change so that "Apply" becomes pushable.
Severity: Newbie trap but easily bypassed.
File Manager: File Properties does not show anything under "Name", "Location" etc., just empty lines.
Besides that: When in "List" view mode, the size of the files is not shown. Unsure if bug or feature.
Language Setting: Changing the language setting is impossible. "Apply" is always greyed out. Probably related to the "Keyboard Settings" but, but I have not found a workaround.
Severity: Makes feature useless.
Clock: Date lists month first and day second. I realize this is how it is handled in some countries so I may be able to change that behaviour by choosing a different locale. However, I can't test this because I can't change the language settings due to the bug above.
GTK-Fonts: The menu fonts on all gnome applications are small and very ugly. It seems many people have encountered this problem before, but the workarounds that I have seen on the internet seem to be outdated. I tried starting the gnome-settings-daemon, but then my mouse cursor vanishes.
I realize that this is probably not an Enlightenment problem but an easy solution (preferably standard) should be given to people like me that move from Gnome to E. Enlightenment should not be associated with "ugly".
Severity: Non-critical but VERY annoying.
Mixer: It is very unintuitive and limited. When I open the mixer I expect to change the output card by clicking on it. Instead all it does is giving me a volume control specific to that card. The main slider on the widget did not change to that output card, although I would expect it to. To do that I had to enter the Mixer settings menu. And I can't change my output card there either, I can just reassign the volume slider.
I understand that this tool is probably low priority, but I think it shouldn't be because can give a strong negative first impression to new users.
As it is now, I have to use a separate application for audio control. (pavucontrol, which doesn't show up in my favourites menu either, although I have assigned it to it using the window bar)
Severity: Irrelevant since I have found the "Death to Mixer" ticket.
Terminology: Does not seem to support japanese input. I installed ibus-anthy and it works with jedit, libreoffice and the gnome-terinal. But no japanese import is possible in Terminology
Severity: Depends strongly on the user.
Enlightenment: I have occasional problems with the responsiveness of E after starting. I am not really surprised: I have already had problems with my grafics configuration. get-edid fails to detect my monitor with my current grafics card and because of that I had to create my own xorg.conf so that I can access the huge 2560x1440 resolution (on a Radeon R7 250 card with free drivers on Debian testing). Gnome had problems with it, giving me full resolution but leaving most of the screen black. The consoles have problems with it, giving me different resolutions with each computer start.
I configured E to use that big resolution and switched to OpenGL display since contrary to 2D, which gives me occasional problems, I have no problems at all with OpenGL. When I start E, the following things can happen:
- It starts, quickly blacks out and returns one or two times. It is quickly available in full health.
- It starts but for one or two minutes it has bad responsiveness. I can do something for half a second, then it hangs for about two seconds. After a couple of minutes the screen blacks and returns. After that, it is fully usable.
- I only get to the background screen. My bottom shelf displays one app or two and then stops. It does not seem to recover from that. If I give a keyboard command to quit E, it can take a couple of minutes until it actually does that.
Thankfully, the flawless start is by far the most common.
Severity: Unknown. Probably only my personal problem.
Custom Key Bindings: I assigned Suspend to a hotkey. When I use it, the computer goes to suspend but after I restart it, I am greeted by a rather useless "Do you really want to suspend" dialog.
Terminology: Whenever I try to autocomplete the path using tab and this fails Terminology occasionally becomes unresponsive for half a minute or so. If I resize Terminology during that time the background image does not scale, meaning T hangs totally.
This happens only occasionally, I have not yet found a way to reliably reproduce this problem.