Xfce4 architecture.

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Wed Mar 27 17:04:47 CET 2002

Hi all,

It seems things get clearer to me right now.

The monolithic approach found in xfce 3 is to be forgotten.

For example, xfwm4 will *not* manage icons at all. Another separated
application will be in charge of that.

That application will have a configuration option that allow, for
example, icons on the desktop, icons placed in a iconbox or even icons
placed in a taskbar.

It will use the freedesktop standards to communicate. xsettings
protocolhttp://www.freedesktop.org/standards/xsettings.html  (sample
implementation available here
http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/xsettings/xsettings-0.1.tar.gz, try
it, this is a must) will be used for that purpose.

Olivier               <fourdan at xfce.org>            http://www.xfce.org
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