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Old 11-23-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
wykthorr
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Cool building a desktop environment


I would like to build a gtk+ compliant Desktop environment (something gnome-like) based on the sawmill window manager. The problem is with documentation. I could not find much info on how to start building one. Can anybody point out some god docs on how to do that?


Please!
 
Old 11-23-2005, 11:28 AM   #2
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Don't think about that so formally. Just use sawmill and apps you like, and it is enough of a desktop enviroment for you. The only time you have to think about it harder is if you are doing this for somebody else as well.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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The problem is that I am doing it for somebody else and I would like to change the style a little bit. It should just include a stripped down version of Mozilla Firefox, a word processor and that's mostly it. The only thing is that it has to look good and be very easy to use.
Anyway thanks for your information so far. I really appreciate it.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 02:27 PM   #4
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It seems that you just answered your own question. It shouldn't be to much of a problem if you can install stuff whenever you need to. Look through your distro's packages.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 08:58 AM   #5
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Well I think i've got the general Idea of how things work. The problem is how to create things like a task-bar and how to customize the appearance?
Sorry if I ask stupid questions but I haven't experimented a lot with any window manager.
 
  


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