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Old 7th August 2012, 01:10 AM
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CDE is finally open-sourced!

Woohoo! Those of you unhappy with GNOME 3 now have a new choice available!

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) from the Open Group itself. Way too late to make a difference now, but still nice to play with.
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Old 7th August 2012, 03:42 AM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

Thanks Rupert!

I'm going to try it out.
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Old 7th August 2012, 04:42 AM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

This looks pretty retro! But the calculator looks very cool!

Being very new to linux, I had never known about this till today!
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Old 7th August 2012, 04:58 AM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

If you've ever booted Solaris you've probably seen it
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Old 7th August 2012, 06:04 AM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

Very cool.

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.
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Old 7th August 2012, 06:52 AM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

Q&A excerpt ....

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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 ?
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Old 22nd August 2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

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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Old 1st July 2013, 08:07 PM
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Aside from looking just like your Grandaddy's workstation - is there anything worth noting ?
I'd say that Desktop KornShell is worth noting, since -- as far as I know -- it makes ksh the only Linux/UNIX shell with a full-fledged GUI toolkit (Motif). I know that people think that Motif is ugly, but by using the motif-devel package (and not lesstif-devel) to compile CDE, dtksh applications can become xft-enabled, so you'll at least get to use some nicer-looking fonts. I just compiled the latest CDE release (2.2.0d-beta) in F18, and finally got dtksh to work. I gave an example here: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...9&postcount=75

I know that there are more powerful scripting languages with GUI toolkits, but a lot of stuff in Linux still uses shell scripts, so it's nice to have the option of throwing in GUI elements in a shell script (beyond simple ones like from zenity).
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Old 6th July 2013, 05:41 AM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

Another nice thing about CDE: dtlogin, which is CDE's built-in display manager. I'd been wanting to replace the SLiM display manager, which is a bit flaky, with lxdm, but instead I went with dtlogin, which is very lightweight. Here's how it looks on my F19 system:
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Old 6th July 2013, 03:08 PM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

You boot directly to graphical target?? ( )
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Old 6th July 2013, 03:27 PM
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Old 6th July 2013, 11:43 PM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

That display manager doesn't look too bad actually.
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Old 10th July 2013, 02:28 AM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

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That display manager doesn't look too bad actually.
Agreed -- beats the socks of any of the fancy ones which insists on having a list of users without the option to disable it (the list that is).
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Old 10th July 2013, 06:39 PM
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Re: CDE is finally open-sourced!

and it doesn't drag in 99% of free software ever created as dependencies.

In fact, the whole CDE desktop requires less dependencies than openbox.

And remember folks, the less software you have installed, the less broken software you have installed.
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