This article is from the WINE WINdows Emulator FAQ, by Dave Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Wine is window manager independent, so the X window manager you choose to
run has no bearing on your ability to run MS Windows programs under Wine.
Wine uses standard X libraries, so no additional ones are needed. Wine has
its own window management, which acts like MS Windows. It can be turned
off to use the native window manager with the -managed command-line