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    Cool How Can I Make A Linux Desktop!?


    I Need To Find Resource About Creating Linux Desktops like KDE or GNOME ?(but at the small size! not very complete)

    I Don't Know How To Start?

    Is There Any BOOK or WEBsite ? I did not find anything.....!

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    Are you talking about making a full-blown desktop environment (like Gnome or KDE), or just a window manager (like Fluxbox or Openbox)?
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    yes, I Want To Make A full-blown desktop environment (like Gnome or KDE) .

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    You know, generally those "full-blown" desktops are big, because they simply have to if they are to have all those fine options. If you look for a low-resource small environment, I suggest a WindowMaker.

    Once upon a time a was using it. Additionally I installed Nautilus there and I had a fine desktop with nice icons and a file manager this way. If You need, You may install also other elements of bigger desktops like GNOME or KDE, though not all...

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    Well, a Linux desktop environment is really just a bunch of separate components, typically a window manager, a file manager, an icon manager, a panel (like kicker or gnome-panel), and a suite of applications for things like games, text editing, etc. Most DEs are tied to a particular GUI API, like GTK or Qt. You might want to use those, or if you're feeling particularly masochistic, write your own.

    Creating a DE is a lot of work...but I think a good start would be creating the icon manager, the panel, the window manager, and the file manager. Since there are a lot of window managers in existence already, and writing one requires a good knowledge of Xlib (the lowest level library for an X client, sort of pure socket access), you might want to use an existing one for your DE. But if you really want your own, just send me a PM and I'll get you started on writing a window manager.
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