Linux Desktop Environments,
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:58 AM
I use Linux and I know about Window Managers and Desktop Environments and X11.
I don't want to create a desktop environment from scratch, but I want to know how WMs and DEs work together. Is a DE just a WM with an additional layer of graphics? And how do Desktop Environments work, exactly?
Finally, I want to know how people "fork" desktop environments - for example, Cinnamon forking from Gnome3. How would I do this, and what license would I use?
Thanks in advance.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:54 AM
I don't really know about forking. You'd probably clone the code, keep the previous license (I think), and find some people that can get behind your cause.