Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Oct 2006 22:49 UTC, submitted by Peter Howkins
Window Managers In an attempt to convince The Open Group that they finally want to fully Open Source Motif and CDE Peter Howkins has started a petition to help gauge how much interest there is. CDE, the Common Desktop Enviroment, was the default desktop on several commercial UNIX distributions. Motif is a X Windows widget API used in many programs, including CDE and other projects such as nedit and DDD. Howkins is not going to try to convince anyone to use either of them, but if you use them and would like to see them Open Sourced please sign the petition. For more background information about CDE and this petition visit the petition site or go straight to signing the petition.
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RE: I know what will become of CDE
by Doc Pain on Fri 13th Oct 2006 18:30 UTC in reply to "I know what will become of CDE"
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Maybe, free CDE developers coult have a look at the Gtk+ based XFCE3, which offers good customization. Not-overlapping the panel, a taskbar and so on. The XFCE4 port works fine as well. I think a free CDE would soon be cleaned of the "old fashioned" behaviour in order to compete with oder desktop environments. After all, it could be less CPU and MEM intensive as KDE oder Gnome which, by the way, can be configured to look and behave like CDE, if you wanted to.

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