Enlightenment 17 Final Release

21 Dec

I have updated my repo with EFL 1.7.4 and Enlightenment 17. This is the final release for enlightenment and you can get my repo package to install from

Fedora 17 x86_64:

Fedora 18 i386 & x86_64:

I need to update the enlightenment spec file to include all the packages it needs to run in the require field, that should make it easier to install. So take this as my very first release with another being done over the weekend as i clean up the spec file some.

yum install ecore eina eeze evas evas-module_engine_gl_x11 embryo evas-module_loader_* ethumb edje eio evas-module_saver_* eet e_dbus e_modules-engage efreet elementary emotion enlightenment

If you have issues with the yum install let me know. I know there was one person that said eio and libeio were causing issues. If you have issues please post in the comments and let me know about your setup. I am trying to figure out why i cannot replicate this issue.


1. I had built the package and it missed having fontconfig-devel installed on the build server. I had fixed the issue and e-mailed back the person that reported the problem with starting E17. I have been just testing out the build system, and have another issue where the version was not updated. So this will require a force install/update of evas*

2. Why is SVG disabled? It was either a e-mail or irc chat i had and there was some issues with SVG. It was said to build Evas Generic Loaders. Which i have not done that either.


Thanks everyone for feedback. I will post updates on the site to keep people from repeating work.


Posted ed_mann in Open Source


Miracle Fruit Project

21 Dec

So i am wanting to try some new plants in 2013 and miracle fruit is one of them. I found Ethans Garden and also another site Fruit Lovers that sell the seeds. I ordered my plants from Ethans Garden and hope to get them soon. Granted it's the holidays so they might not show up for a while. I will post back when i get them.

In doing some research i found on instructions on how to grow your own miracle fruit. They mentioned using Gibberellic acid and when i called and talked to the guys at Ethans Garden i asked them about germination and they mentioned that some people had used Gibberellic acid, not that they had. I brought up germenation because the article had mentioned germination challanges and that is a place to purchase the Gibberellic acid.

I am not going to do the gibberellic acid on this go. If i don't have good success rate i will try it next time. But for now i feel i can get enought of the plants to germinate without the gibberellic acid.

Now i just have to figure out where in my house i can put these. I might have to give away some of my other plants. :-D


Posted ed_mann in Gardening


Notice the small things

21 Dec

So i was over at and noticed they had a quote from John Quincy Adams. The quote is below.

"In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior." -John Quincy Adams 1837

Now i appreciate the things that David Barton and Wall Builders do, however most people won't notice the error in the above quote. Granted if you know me personally you will know exactly what i am having an issue with. For those that don't know me let me give you a few verses.

Luke 2:11 For unto  you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

So view the quote above and notice the change. Very simple only one letter. And some may think no big deal. I however feel it is a big deal. The reason for that is we don't like it when others change history to fit their needs, yet we do the same thing.

I searched the internet to find a scanned copy of the original speach. And i believe i did find it, over at which had the article and also linked over to So you can get a copy on or pick a different format on The last paragrah on page (7 of pdf) the ORATION you will find this:

"Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birh-day of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birth-day of the Saviour?"

We need to bring the Bible to bear on the things of this world, and not those corrput book people keep peddeling as the Word of God.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

In reading the writtings of someone even with the spelling differences would it interest the reader in knowing why they spelled words the way they did? This word, to me, is used to point them to the Word of God for the english reading person, which is the King James Bible.

Now i know what your thinking, how do you know John Quincy Adams read the King James Bible, he could have had the Geneva Bible, or the Bishops Bible. I thought the same thing myself, and thought could i find a link between John Quincy Adams and the King James Bible. I have not yet.

The only thing i have found is that his father John Adams was involved with a National Bible Society "to propagate King James's Bible, through all Nations".  So John Adams would want to propagate it through all Nations, yet could not get those in his own house to read it? I highly doubt it.

That's all for now, i might be able to update this some other time.


Posted ed_mann in Founding Fathers


Enlightenment e17 Gamma

12 Dec

So i was busy building the efl 1.7.3 for Fedora 17 and 18, did several updates to evas spec file and send a patch. evas now has cpu options turned on, and also some gl and directfb support. Also i found out that libudev is no longer in Fedora 18 it has been merged into systemd, so eeze will need a change in it. Just putting a note here so i remember to update the spec.

So after i got everything built i noticed that gamma had come out for Enlightenment 17. So i built that and updated the repos. You can check the old posts on how to get my Enlightenment 17 repo to install on your machine. I have not had many people saying that they had tested my builds. However it works for me. :-D


Also if you are using Fedora 18 you can get repo rpm with:

yum install

unlike 17 in 18 there are both i386(i686) and x86_64 rpms.



Posted ed_mann in Computers & Technology