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CDE 2.2.1 has been released on March 1. The release includes various bugfixes, a NetBSD port and improvement for UTF-8 locales with a new Greek UTF-8 translation.

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CDE?
by manjabes on Tue 4th Mar 2014 07:07 UTC
manjabes
Member since:
2005-08-27

Does ANYONE care?

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RE: CDE?
by shiny on Tue 4th Mar 2014 07:41 in reply to "CDE?"
shiny Member since:
2005-08-09

I do.

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RE[2]: CDE?
by Hayoo! on Tue 4th Mar 2014 08:25 in reply to "RE: CDE?"
Hayoo! Member since:
2013-04-13

Would you mind sharing why?

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RE[2]: CDE?
by Lobotomik on Tue 4th Mar 2014 09:06 in reply to "RE: CDE?"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

The rudeness above notwithstanding, really, I would be interested to know. What sort of systems and software uses CDE today?

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RE: CDE?
by Drumhellar on Tue 4th Mar 2014 09:52 in reply to "CDE?"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

I do. Despite it's aesthetic deficiency, CDE is a robust desktop with a lot of history behind it. For a time, it defined the Unix desktop in a way that was exclusively Unix, before the major DEs became poor copies of Windows or MacOS.

I miss the older versions of XFCE that operated like CDE, rather than the Gnome2 work-alike that it mostly is now.

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RE: CDE?
by drcouzelis on Tue 4th Mar 2014 12:54 in reply to "CDE?"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Yes. Why? Because, as Thom very nicely explains, CDE is the best user interface:

http://www.osnews.com/story/18969/pt_VII_CDE

I would love to have a fully ICCCM and EWMH compliant installation of CDE, BLAZINGLY fast, ROCK solid stable, fully featured, does what's it's supposed to and GETS OUT OF MY WAY.

And finally, a favorite feature of mine, no taskbar. I stinkin' hate taskbars! ;)

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RE[2]: CDE?
by kurkosdr on Tue 4th Mar 2014 13:08 in reply to "RE: CDE?"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

And finally, a favorite feature of mine, no taskbar. I stinkin' hate taskbars! ;)

A classic case of one man's meat...

I love taskbars, tolerate dockbars (aka what Ubuntu has), and don't like the "iconify" concept Solaris has, where in order to find a window that is under a maximized window you have to type keyboard shortcuts or mimimize the maxmimized window on top.

On Solaris, I always avoided maximizing windows and tried to keep all windows visible.

See, I 've learned the click somewhere->go to the window you want procedure.

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RE[2]: CDE?
by zizban on Tue 4th Mar 2014 14:17 in reply to "RE: CDE?"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

I believe CDE is ICCM complaint already but don't quote me. EWMH support is on the do list, I believe. I find CDE fast and rock stable myself but I'm a bit biased.

The first priority is cleaning up the code base and deprecating stuff that isn't needed (I'm looking at you rpcbind).

There will NOT be a taskbar or any kind of system tray as I far as I am concerned because there are simply so many options out there. I use stalone tray myself.

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RE: CDE?
by fretinator on Tue 4th Mar 2014 15:37 in reply to "CDE?"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

All the cool kids do!

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RE[2]: CDE?
by Soulbender on Wed 5th Mar 2014 11:50 in reply to "RE: CDE?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm pretty glad I'm not that cool.

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