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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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Comment by wigry
by wigry on Tue 4th Mar 2014 10:23 UTC
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I am really glad to see the progress on CDE port. CDE is a very important part of computer history and to this day, the CDE defines the serious big unix box synonym for me. I've dreamed running CDE on my everyday machine forever. It makes me feel hardcore unix guru for some reason. However I use Windows on my everyay life and I still have to get some linux/BSD up and get the CDE a go.

As most people have horrible memories about CDE from their university's Solaris class, I have VERY fond memories of it from the AIX boxes I had at work. AIX is a really cool proprietary Unix and would like to have an RS/6000 box in the corner. It is so cool ;)

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RE: Comment by wigry
by lucas_maximus on Tue 4th Mar 2014 11:28 in reply to "Comment by wigry"
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As most people have horrible memories about CDE from their university's Solaris class

I didn't enjoy it much. I used to Run Suse 9.2 at the time and going to Solaris was quite painful with most of the GNU stuff missing.

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RE[2]: Comment by wigry
by judgen on Tue 4th Mar 2014 11:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by wigry"
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In 2004 when suse 9.2 was released the GNU tools was included and supported in Solaris, because of the similarity of many of the tools and also other issues with mandatory standards compliance that needed to be upheld in the solaris operating environment the GNU tools was available under /usr/sfw and not in the regular binary directory. (/usr/xpg4/bin is the path if you chose the behavior required by POSIX.1–2001) But yes they were mostly all there by then.

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