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: Nice, but not very exciting
by dpeterc on Tue 7th Aug 2012 14:02 UTC in reply to "Nice, but not very exciting"
dpeterc
Member since:
2007-09-08

It could be improved with antialiased fonts and UTF-8 support, which are all available in OpenMotif.
I think that would be a plus in usability without introducing any bloat.

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zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

There is experiment support for that in CDE right now:
https://sourceforge.net/p/cdesktopenv/wiki/FontsWithXFT/

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dpeterc Member since:
2007-09-08

Well, true XFT support in OpenMotif requires more work than setting a couple of resource files ;-(
I have done this in my software, here are the screenshots for choosing XFT fonts for the application

http://www.arahne.si/images/stories/news/new_version_ArahWeave/inte...
http://www.arahne.si/images/stories/news/new_version_ArahWeave/thai...
If somebody needs code for this please contact me.

Also, the OpenMotif was converted for XFT and all widgets support renderTables. But third party widgets are not automagically converted just by using OpenMotif. So various dt widgets will probably need some work in order to support XFT and UTF-8.

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