Bill Jonas on Thu, 4 Oct 2001 18:01:03 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] A few newbie questions :-)

On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 05:40:46PM -0400, Chaz wrote:
> In comparison, what exactly does the wm do?

A window manager is responsible for giving focus to windows, drawing
window decorations like frames, title bars, minimize/maximize/close
buttons, letting you move windows around on the screen, etc.

According to this definition, a desktop evironment is a window manager
combined with a compiler, a file manager, a toolkit that provides
widgets, a defined API, and possibly an IDE.

desktop_environment = window_manager++;  /*   ;)   */

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