View Full Version : [ubuntu] Create my own Desktop Environment

Dr. Dropout
April 17th, 2011, 09:09 PM

I am relatively new to Linux (approx. 1 year) and am eager to learn all I can. I have ran into an area that I know has been addressed in the past but I want to do it myself (for a learning experience.)

I want to create my own desktop environment - initially as simple as possible then go from there. I am a programmer by occupation but have never created an original desktop environment for a Linux system. Can anyone point me in a direction to start this project? Tutorials, simple code examples, etc.

Thanks in advance.

April 17th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums :-)

I am neither a programmer nor a tinkerer (usually ;)), but this might be one place to start:

I think this is also a good place to start:

Dr. Dropout
April 17th, 2011, 11:29 PM
Thank you for the quick reply. I will check out the links.

Dr. Dropout
April 18th, 2011, 03:28 PM
I have downloaded and installed Anjuta and was wondering if this could be used to build my own DE? When you start the IDE with a new project there are several options.

:confused:Can anyone tell me what the "xLib" project template of Anjuta is and how, if at all, it relates to creating a Desktop Environment?