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

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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Is CDE on OpenBSD any news?
by wigry on Thu 21st Dec 2017 09:00 UTC
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Hmm, I find it amusing to see it as a news. When CDE was open sourced, OpenBSD was one of the first systems it was possible to compile it on. So I have a screenshot of running CDE on OpenBSD from many years ago already. Therefore I do not consider it to have any significance.

However regarding the CDE likeing itself, I always have related CDE to professional UNIX as my first exposure to CDE was IBM's AIX. Later in university I also saw it on Solaris boxes but it did look much worse than on AIX where it was very pleasing to eyes. The default color scheme on Solaris was quite horrible.

So If I could work on CDE then I felt like I was using a serious unix. When I started to explore the world of Linux, I was truely dissappointed for the unavailability of CDE and found KDE and GNOME feeling too flimsy and like a consumer-oriented toy-like products compared to ruggedness of CDE.

Edited 2017-12-21 09:11 UTC

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