Irony doesn’t begin to describe it. A day after this post, bewailing a yearlong flirtation with the Equinox desktop that can only be described as unrequited, I find this page, which has downloadable debs for efltk and ede.
I don’t know if they work yet or not, but the sheer irony of never being able to compile them in two or three distros, then lamenting that fact, then finding downloadable debs of those very packages. … Sigh. I don’t know whether to be irate or ecstatic.