Enlightenment: your desktop “interface”, what manages entirely everything that runs on the graphical system, alternatives: kde, gnome, xfce, etc…
Composite: is a “layer” in the graphical system, let’s say between your desktop (enlightenment) and your screen that modify’s the visuals, like adding transparencies, etc… can be used accelerated by hardware or by software (using the cpu instead the gpu), which is best compatible and working in any computer, no matter which graphical card the person has
E-module: is like plugins or extensions for your Enlightenment desktop, one of them is Composite, or Ecomorph, Engage, or some Elive own plugins too, like emodule-internet
Ecomorph: is a fork of Compiz made to work with Enlightenment, so its a compiz very different that has been renamed.
Compiz: compiz is like a composite layer using strictly 3d-accelerated hardware, adding nice visuals, there’s not much distros that still uses is today even if looks and works good, Elive uses it in the form of Ecomorph
In short, you can turn on/off anything that you want
Mmmh, all the listed things are pretty exclusive of Elive, so debian has not it by default, so the answer is: newer elive with newer debian base should take care to make all compatible or to implement their own alternatives
PD: this is a kind of glosary documentation, where we could publish this information easily to find for who wants it?
press Windows + r (or right click on the desktop) and look for ecomorph in the menu.
btw @Thanatermesis, did you update it lately? it looks way faster since the last update. My radeon hd 2400 gave some problem with the “full” mode, for example the cube animation for the multi virtual desktop used to stutter (so i switched to normal mode) , but now it doesn’t anymore! it’s smooth af! Same thing for the ati 2600 xt ( and i do not thing it was due to a driver update…. they haven’t been updated in a while ahah)
edit: i just realized the 2600xt is better than the 2400 hd even if it’s running on a agp interface
Ps. I Apologize that I Surf or Drift between the LiteWait Desktop eNvironments, XFCE or LXDE or E17, so might 4get or Lose Track! However I Like I Kandy Like Compiz & Elive without the Bloat of KDE & GNome, so I Suck Up a Degree of Learning Curve Frustration!
Max Stuff like volume control, clock, etc. fall under gadgets. Gadgets do not have to be in a certain place – you put them where you want them; this is enlightenment after all, and it is your desktop. If you want them in the tray, right-click on the tray and pick ‘contents’. Explore further what else you can add. On the desktop, you can add a clock. Why not go to the gadgets menu? You can go and add the clock right there. After it shows up, and the position is not right, or the size, slide or hover your mouse over it, and hints like a moving arrow will help you slide (or resize) the clock in the direction you want. I hope I was able to explain it clearly; I find that playing around and experimenting teaches a lot better =]