Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 00:00 UTC
X11, Window Managers We have some very good news for those of us with a love for the Common Desktop Environment. I'm a huge fan of CDE - I've even dedicated an article to it - so I'm excited about this. CDE has been released as open source under the LGPL, and can be downloaded as of today for Debian and Ubuntu. Motif will follow later.
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RE[5]: Comment by marcp
by tylerdurden on Tue 7th Aug 2012 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by marcp"
tylerdurden
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CDE is not a wheel you want to use as a foundation for anything, it was a mess of a desktop environment. It basically was the pinnacle of "designed by committee." IMO CDE was one of the reasons why commercial Unix workstations went the way of the DoDo.

I think a lot of people's views in this thread about CDE are tragically warped by the lens of nostalgia...

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