cygwin XFree86 as windows window manager ?

Ian Blenke
Mon Jun 12 07:30:00 GMT 2000

> On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
> > I do not know about litesetp.  If it does not know X protocols, it
> > will not be a good candidate because it would require adding code for
> > X protocols.
> Two people have responded similarly, so I was unclear.
> I was not suggesting buidling the X protocolos into litestep.  I was
> suggesting building the windows shell capabilities into XFree86.
> I want enlightenment to handle my entire windows desktop.

Now that we've wandered delightfully off-topic, you might want to
look at E-Sense ( ). There are a dozen other
themed shells for windows out there, from OpenSourced tools like
Litestep ( and eFX to commercial product liks
Windows Blinds from StarDock software ( 
Visit for more Win32 eye-candy, and for
OpenSource themes.

Trying to get an X11 native window manager to manage your Win32
windows isn't feasible. Once Peter writes a windowable X11 server,
however, it is feasible that you run the Win32 port of Enlightenment
with the same theme as your native X11 version - effectively
merging the look and feel.

We're really comparing apples and oranges here.

- Ian C. Blenke <> <>

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