Frequently Asked Questions
1. EDE Related
1.1. What is EDE?
EDE is the acronym for Equinox Desktop Environment. For the details, see AboutEde.
1.2. EDE looks like win9x!
Many desktop environments look like or resemble the Win9x look in some way. As you probably noticed, there are two popular standards in desktop environment looks: Win9x and MacOS(X). Everything else is variation of these two, not counting NeXT variants and environments with experimental concepts.
1.3. I would install it if it did not look like win9x!
We often find posts like this or comment parts like "no innovation". People who are saying this have no idea how many companies spend time and money on research for a usable and good UI design. If you want new inventions, let us know your ideas and they might be implemented. Just going by itself, "no innovation" is only a meaningless phrase lacking any content. Don't just complain - give us some actual content!
1.4. I installed FLTK, but EDE won't compile!
Make sure you have at least FLTK 1.1.7, which is the oldest supported version. The best way is to install lastest FLTK 1.x release.
2. eFLTK related
2.1. What is eFLTK?
eFLTK was a fork of the never-released FLTK 2.0 version that was started by Mikko Lahteenmaki. This fork became heavily modified and extended in time, adding support for XML, network, database etc.
2.2. Is there any documentation available?
API documentation can be found at http://equinox-project.org/api/efltk (it describes version 2.0.3, but can be used for the latest version too). Also, if you ever did something with any FLTK version, you are already familiar with the biggest part of eFLTK.
2.3. Is eFLTK still in development?
No. eFLTK is deprecated and newer EDE versions use stable FLTK 1.x releases.