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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RE: Long time no see
by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 22nd Dec 2017 07:52 UTC in reply to "Long time no see "
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Guess it has to be charged from the point of view of the stage of development it was in when it was more or less abandoned and what potential it would bear if development were to pick up again.
Wish somebody would get it to run on a more prevalent platform such as Debian so it might receive more attention.
Personally I feel we could really use another contender in the free desktop arena as Qt and GTK have both gone astray and OpenStep has stalled. We should really go back and start over at an early stage.

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RE[2]: Long time no see
by wigry on Fri 22nd Dec 2017 09:06 in reply to "RE: Long time no see "
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Lots of Debians on the list of supported platforms

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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 "
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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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