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[3]: CDE?
by wigry on Tue 4th Mar 2014 15:29 UTC 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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RE[5]: CDE?
by zizban on Wed 5th Mar 2014 20:17 in reply to "RE[4]: CDE?"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

The Freedesktop menu support is a feature that has been requested. I'm not sure of the status.

You know you can have slide now, right?
https://launchpad.net/slidewall

You can set the backdrop to "none" in CDE and use any background setter you want.

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