Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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RE[3]: Metacity
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Metacity"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I think it's like this:

Kernel+drivers+etc.
Xserver
Window manager
"Development environment" (Gtk+/Qt)
"Shell" (Unity, GNOME Shell, standard GNOME, standard KDE).

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RE[4]: Metacity
by _txf_ on Tue 26th Oct 2010 09:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Metacity"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I think it's like this:

Kernel+drivers+etc.
Xserver
Window manager
"Development environment" (Gtk+/Qt)
"Shell" (Unity, GNOME Shell, standard GNOME, standard KDE).


I would say:

Hardware
Kernel
Xserver
Toolkit (Qt/Gtk)
Window Manager
Shell.

The last 3 comprise the Desktop Environment. Note that I put toolkits above the WM merely because to draw something does not require a WM. Note that the WM does not really require a toolkit to manage windows.

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