Re: Run a GTK application without desktop environment


That is entirely unnecessary if you run without a window-manager. I have put
together a small webb-page to show how to do it. I use FreeBSD (since i feel FreeBSD have
smaller footprint and suites better on small computers) but there is no problem doing
this in Linux.


Den 2016-03-18 kl. 09:00, skrev Nicola Fontana:
Il Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:00:03 -0700 "Jasper St. Pierre" <jstpierre mecheye net> scrisse:

I highly recommend against this. A window manager should be around to
manage windows, since a lot of functionality to applications is
provided by the WM. Having it missing could cause strange bugs.

Please just use a lightweight window manager like Matchbox or metacity.

I used openbox in a similar application, i.e. a single window and
no other dialogs. I had to hunt every single way a user could
escape, e.g. keyboard shortcuts, mouse events, borders, titlebar
etc... quite flaky.


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