On Wed, 2013-10-30 at 18:11 +0100, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
A "desktop" is not necessary: What about (completely
terminal login prompt on one virtual console, a browser on another
console, and on a third console a GUI combining immediate status
display (CPU usage at 50%; your hard drive is failing! RAID out of
sync!) with a login prompt to access a configuration GUI? No window
manager or desktop is necessary to get this.
Until you want non-latin input methods, a11y, etc...all that stuff
around the edges that isn't "window management" but is actually really
important. It's quite interesting to look at the evolution of ChromeOS
in this aspect, and what they present in the "browser" versus what goes
in the "chrome".