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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Very cool.
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 6th Aug 2012 02:07 UTC
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I wonder if it will take off now, or at least be picked up by Debian as an official package in the repository. I think Squeeze just froze, so unfortunately it probably won't happen for another two years or so, when the next, next version is released.

Still, very cool. I'm interested to see how it turns out and develops, and any specialty Linux distros that are based on it. I've only used it briefly a couple times when I was playing around with Solaris (still owned by Sun at the time).

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RE: Very cool.
by tidux on Mon 6th Aug 2012 18:44 in reply to "Very cool."
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Squeeze has been the official Stable release for years now. It froze in 2010. Wheezy, the next release, is already frozen, so we won't see Debian Stable with CDE in Debian-main until 2014 or so.

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RE[2]: Very cool.
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 00:38 in reply to "RE: Very cool."
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Whoops, I get Debian's weird release names mixed up all the time. That's what I actually meant.

I swear, I should just refer to them by version number... it's a lot harder to mix up. Doesn't help that with Debian's long release cycles, it's not uncommon to run across news items on two or three different versions of the distro (stable, oldstable, testing), and people usually use the codenames instead of version numbers.

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