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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Looking forward to community changes.
by dave51c on Mon 6th Aug 2012 12:36 UTC
dave51c
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2012-08-06

Just registered on OSnews so I can comment on this good news! I've used CDE and found it very usable on my UNIX boxes (Solaris) in the past.

I'm looking forward to seeing a few modern additions to CDE. My main wish is simply the implementation of anti-aliased fonts and a bit of cosmetic tweaking - but please, not to the extent of most modern DEs.

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zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

There is experimental support for XFT:
https://sourceforge.net/p/cdesktopenv/wiki/FontsWithXFT/

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dave51c Member since:
2012-08-06

Great! Thank you for the link.

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