Linked by dampfmaschinen on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 23:39 UTC
X11, Window Managers

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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RE[2]: CDE?
by zizban on Tue 4th Mar 2014 14:17 UTC 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[3]: CDE?
by wigry on Tue 4th Mar 2014 15:29 in reply to "RE[2]: CDE?"
wigry Member since:
2008-10-09

I assume that the goal of the development team is to keep the CDE functionality as is and not adding any "modern" stuff to it. The point of CDE is the old-schoolness so it must remain clean of any modern day stuff and should be limited exclusevly to original CDE features/behavior. The code base can of course be modern but the UI, functionality and features must remain as is without any additions.

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RE[4]: CDE?
by Drumhellar on Wed 5th Mar 2014 20:03 in reply to "RE[3]: CDE?"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Some additions would be nice.

Like, background slideshow, and including the Freedesktop menu list within the Application Manager.

CDE seems to have stood still for the past several years (Correct me if I'm wrong, though), and I see nothing objectionable to including some of the changes that have been happening to the wider DE landscape.

CDE did come out when there wasn't a whole lot of expectation on what a DE should do, but 20 years have passed since the initial release - people do have certain expectations now, and some should be satisfied. This can be done without negatively affecting CDE's unique character.

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