Anyone interested in a "GNOME 2 look and feel" remix?

Liam Proven lproven at
Sun Oct 27 13:54:25 UTC 2013

On 26 October 2013 23:00, Tom H <tomh0665 at> wrote:
> . I wasn't aware of the different levels of their uses.

This is only my understanding - I'm not a programmer!

GNOME stands for GNU Network Object Model Environment. It's a
collection of components - objects - interacting over CORBA.

Gtk stands for GIMP Toolkit as it was originally a generalised version
of the widget set from that graphics app. GNOME is the main reason
it's got so much attention, work, development etc.

XFCE once stood for XForms Common Environment, although later it was
ported from XForms (a rather elderly, simple API/widget set) to Gtk.
Since it's been ported once, it *probably* doesn't depend too deeply
and closely on Gtk, but that's a guess.

LXDE is OpenBox with a file manager and a toolbar. Openbox isn't a Gtk
app at all, I think. So it's probably even less dependent.

> Only
> time will tell whether, when, and how they all transition to GTK+ 3.

Yes indeed.

Perberos did talk about this long ago, but Maté has really only
gathered momentum since then:

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