I wonder why devs need to work on multiple different environments. I only have (user)experience with KDE and GNOME but what’s the difference between them?

  • It’s not the default layout, you could ship another default version
  • goals can be to maximize customizability (features) while minimizing ressources. Or the other way round. (Or simplicity)
  • is it because devs like different frameworks (qt, gtk)? Or language?
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I never said you could not.

I tell you what is a complete definition of what a Desktop Environment is.

You could prefetly just install the Shell and the WM.

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