bradleyrose wrote:Linux and other X11 desktop environments would benefit from better standardization by having a "reference" window manager. That used to be 'twm'.
and it still is. Still maintained.
But I'm not quite sure what "reference" is supposed to mean here. Do you mean a fallback?
My understanding is that the LXDE goal is be a standards-compliant window manager
LXDE is a desktop environment, not a WM.
Openbox is LXDE's window manager.
including the new Freedesktop.org specs, but without unneccessary junk.
That spec isn't so new anymore, and it's not "included", LXDE aims to comply with it (and include a few utilities that are deemed necessary for that).
Anyhow, it makes sense to have a fallback X.org environment that is low on dependencies.
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Depends On : libxmu
Depends On : startup-notification libxml2 libxinerama libxrandr libxcursor pango imlib2
The dependencies of the whole LXDE desktop are MUCH larger than those for openbox.
Maybe it would be a good place to collaborate with other window-manager developers as a common place to work out the details for the X11 desktop standards.
I think people are turning more and more towards wayland development nowadays.
Wayland has a window manager "built in" AFAIU. Maybe that's the "reference" you're looking for.
tl;dr: I don't think you'll ever get a complete desktop environment to be the "reference" environment of a GUI server.