1.2. Module Specific Scope

This is the common part of the Desktop module of the Linux Standard Base (LSB). This module provides the fundamental system interfaces, libraries, and runtime environment upon which all conforming applications and libraries depend requiring the LSB Desktop module depend.

The common part of LSB Desktop should be used in conjunction with an architecture-specific part. Whenever a section of the common part is supplemented by architecture-specific information, the common part includes a reference to the architecture-specific part. Architecture-specific parts of LSB Desktop may also contain additional information that is not referenced in the common part.

Interfaces described in this part of LSB Desktop are mandatory except where explicitly listed otherwise. Interfaces described in the LSB Desktop module supplement those described in the LSB Core module. They do not depend on other LSB modules.