X Window System Architecture Overview HOWTO

Daniel Manrique


Revision History
Revision 1.0.12001-05-22Revised by: dm
Some grammatical corrections, pointed out by Bill Staehle
Revision 1.02001-05-20Revised by: dm
Initial LDP release.

This document provides an overview of the X Window System's architecture, give a better understanding of its design, which components integrate with X and fit together to provide a working graphical environment and what choices are there regarding such components as window managers, toolkits and widget libraries, and desktop environments.

Table of Contents
1. Preface
2. Introduction
3. The X Window System Architecture: overview
4. Window Managers
5. Client Applications
6. Widget Libraries or toolkits
7. What we have so far
8. Desktop environments to the rescue
9. Specific Desktop Environments
10. How it all fits together
11. A day in the life of an X system
12. Copyright and License