Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Dec 2017 17:39 UTC, submitted by Henrik Hellerstedt
OpenBSD

If you've noticed a disruption in the time-space continuum recently, it is likely because I have finally been able to compile and install the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) in a current and actively-developed operating system (OpenBSD 6.2 in this case).

Since it's been a while - I love CDE.

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RE[2]: Long time no see
by wigry on Fri 22nd Dec 2017 09:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Long time no see "
wigry
Member since:
2008-10-09

Lots of Debians on the list of supported platforms

https://sourceforge.net/p/cdesktopenv/wiki/SupportedPlatforms/

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RE[3]: Long time no see
by tlal on Sat 23rd Dec 2017 04:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Long time no see "
tlal Member since:
2017-07-25

Indeed. I am the one who ported it to Debian and I keep that part of the wiki up to date.

CDE is being modernized, but its mostly under the hood changes right now. Replacing old build code is time consuming. Each platform has hundreds of build warnings, obscure macros and weirdness.

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RE[4]: Long time no see
by wigry on Sat 23rd Dec 2017 20:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Long time no see "
wigry Member since:
2008-10-09

Wonderful! Thats exactly what I expect the devs to do with ancient code - bring the build system to modern days (./configure & make & make install would be excellent) and perhaps replace odd libraries or code constructs with more modern ones. BUT DO NOT TOUCH THE UX! Because thats kinda the point of CDE in the first place to experience that old ancient user interface

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