Make sure you read InstallationHowTo about required packages!
You can also download, compile and install latest
EDE version from source code via a friendly NetInstall script by running (as superuser):
wget http://equinox-project.org/netinstall && python netinstall
Simply want to try out
EDE? Get the image of a live CD that comes with it!
The Remastersys team created an Ubuntu 12.04 based distribution with
EDE (2.0) which you can burn on CD or use with a virtual drive.