View Full Version : CDE is finally open-sourced!
7th August 2012, 01:10 AM
Woohoo! Those of you unhappy with GNOME 3 now have a new choice available! :D
I've always had a soft spot for CDE, the first UNIX "desktop environment" I ever used (and I still think it's better than any version of GNOME or KDE :)).
You can get it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdesktopenv/
This is the real deal (not the castrated version known as OpenCDE (http://www.devio.us/~kpedersen/index.php)) from the Open Group itself. Way too late to make a difference now, but still nice to play with.
7th August 2012, 03:42 AM
I'm going to try it out.
7th August 2012, 04:42 AM
This looks pretty retro! But the calculator looks very cool!
Being very new to linux, I had never known about this till today! :)
7th August 2012, 04:58 AM
If you've ever booted Solaris you've probably seen it :)
7th August 2012, 06:04 AM
Dunno if I'd ever use it (unless its even more lightweight than say Openbox and Windowmaker :o) but I love seeing things like this happen.
7th August 2012, 06:52 AM
Q&A excerpt ....
5) What about Motif, is that available too?
Motif is not yet available under a fully Open Source licence. The Open Group and ICS (the current maintainers of OpenMotif) are actively working on this and an announcement will be made very soon.
6) What version of Motif is CDE built against?
Motif, the X widget library that CDE is built against will need to be at least version 2.1.30. It has also been compiled against OpenMotif 2.3.3, the further semi-open development of The Open Groups's Motif (which is API and ABI compatible with 2.1.30).
7) Can I build CDE with Lesstif?
LessTif is an independent implementation of the OSF/Motif 2.1 library released under the GNU LGPL, meant to be compatible with Motif.
Building against Lesstif is untested and unsupported. It is also highly unlikely to work.
Barely alpha ..... Aside from looking just like your Grandaddy's workstation - is there anything worth noting ?
22nd August 2012, 01:58 PM
I'd like to try CDE, and I also *hate* Gnome 3. I've now gotten experience switching desktops installing Cinnamon, and soon maybe Mate. I tried building CDE on fedora 13 before I "upgraded", but it's beyond me. Has anyone succeeded in building for fedora 17?
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